“What if you met the man of your dreams… And found out he was living a lie?”
Britt Sullivan, part time model and full time aspiring artist, is sick of living alone in the city…
Taking lame jobs just to make ends meet is leading Britt nowhere, and she knows something has to change. She needs some excitement, and when she meets blue-eyed Midwesterner Sam MacKellar at a photo shoot, she realizes he’s perfect for her in every way—well, except for the fact he’s gay.
A devastating childhood trauma turned Sam’s whole life into a lie…
Sam came to New York City to escape an existence that had become unbearable, and when his job as a photographer’s assistant leads him to Britt, he realizes he’s finally met someone who sees him as he really is. But plagued by nightmares and trapped by his own deception, he doesn’t know how she can truly be part of his life.
Friendship leads to a passionate encounter and hidden dangers…
Britt comforts Sam though his nightmares, and they begin to explore their mutual attraction, but the tables are turned when Britt faces unwelcome attention from a manipulative art instructor and Sam must come to her defense.
Sam is terrified to reveal the source of his nightmares, sure the truth would shatter his complicated relationship with Britt, but when she suffers an unspeakable trauma of her own, only Sam can help her pick up the pieces.
When Britt learns the magnitude of Sam’s lies, will his reasons and the depth of their feelings be enough to allow her to forgive him? Does she have a future with Sam, or does his deception also include the reality of changing teams?
Published November 10th 2015 by Limitless Publishing
Print Length: 236 pages
Genre: New Adult, Edgy Contemporary Romance
What’s It About?
“I was the damsel with her bodice ripped open, and Sam was my hero. No, he wasn’t my hero; he was my kryptonite.”
Britt is an aspiring artist/model who meets NYC assistant photographer, Sam, at a romance cover shoot. Their friendship blossoms when they run into one another again, at a party, and Britt invites a very drunk Sam back to her place to sleep it off on her sofa. The lines are blurred when he crawls into her bed… After all, Sam is gay.
“What the hell is wrong with me, getting all worked up over a woman?”
Waking up to Britt feels right to Sam. With her, he experiences none of his usual nightmares. They go with the flow, neither sure what to make of their unusual relationship.
When Sam reveals a secret, Britt is angry that their relationship started on a lie…
“As long as I knew she loved me, I could give her all the time she needed.”
Meanwhile, modeling can be risky business and behind all the dazzle is a deadly world of manipulative con-men, and sex-offenders. When Britt finds herself in a dangerous predicament, will Sam swing in and save his damsel, with her bodice ripped open, in distress?
Changing Teams is a fresh, edgy contemporary romance that proves love doesn’t always make sense. 🙂
I loved the NYC setting of this novel, and the subplot of the seedy modeling world made for an interesting backdrop to the unusual romance between Britt and Sam. Speaking of Britt and Sam — LOVE them! The point of view was split in two and clearly defined, so the reader gets the inside scoop of both the characters’ thoughts and motivations.
Let’s talk about Britt. I enjoyed her character a lot because she is a young woman who is struggling hard to make it and she never gives up. She has goals, aspirations, and dreams, and I love a character with stars in their eyes. I love dreamers, and Britt definitely fits that mold.
Sam is great for so many reasons and it takes a bit of peeling to get to know him, but it’s worth it. Sam is a bit hardened from his past and is perfectly compatible for Britt because he grounds her into reality. I love it when couples come together in print and it just makes sense. Sometimes I will read a romance and I will think, ‘these people would never come together in a million years!’. Sam and Britt aren’t like that. Their chemistry is instant and continues to grow with time till conflict seals them together.
As outlandish as a plot of a gay man and a straight woman coming together seems, trust me, the plot makes sense. Nothing is as it appears, much like a heavily photo-shopped version of a romance cover model! If you are looking for an edgy, contemporary romance, then look no further! Changing Teams is the beginning of a promising new series by Author Jennifer Allis Provost. I urge you to check it out!
Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. Heir to the Sun, book one of the Chronicles of Parthalan, launched June 1, 2015. Changing Teams, the first in a new contemporary series, released November 10, 2015 from Limitless Publishing. The second book, Changing Scenes, will release January 5, 2015.
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