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Tank PDF, ePub eBook Tank Shallow pretty boy, conceited fuckboy, immature assclown. Take your pick, they all apply to Brewer. The world is his ass buffet and we’re all on the menu. I’ve never hated anyone like I hate Brewer. But when Rebel pairs us to do a scene together, I have to admit I’m looking forward to taking all my irritation out on his...well, you get the picture. But when one scene t Tank Shallow pretty boy, conceited fuckboy, immature assclown. Take your pick, they all apply to Brewer. The world is his ass buffet and we’re all on the menu. I’ve never hated anyone like I hate Brewer. But when Rebel pairs us to do a scene together, I have to admit I’m looking forward to taking all my irritation out on his...well, you get the picture. But when one scene turns into a whole fake relationship, I’m not sure we’re going to make it out of this without some bloodshed. Brewer Tank has got to be the most boring, stuck up ass I have ever met. That man does not know how to have fun, not even when he’s doing a scene. And if there’s one reason to smile, it’s working with me, right? All the more reason to keep my real self from him because he’d laugh me out of the room. But when we have to pretend we actually like each other, something unexpected happens. The more time we spend together, the more I see a different side of him…and dare to show a different side of me. What the hell is happening? Tank is the second book in the Ballsy Boys Production series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it more fun reading in order. Expect plenty of laughs and a lot of sparks.

30 review for Tank

  1. 5 out of 5

    ☆ Todd

    This was definitely a fun, steamy read. With as much snark as both MC's had, I kind of expected it to be (consistently) funnier, but I liked both Brewer and Tank quite a lot. The first book in this series had tons of sex, then backed off a bit, and finished with a bit more sensual sex. However, this one was *SEX, SEX, SEX* from start to finish -- first on-camera, then pretty much every-goddamn-where they pleased. Flat surface? "Here, hold my beer!" ;- ) It also had plenty of feels, though, so I happ This was definitely a fun, steamy read. With as much snark as both MC's had, I kind of expected it to be (consistently) funnier, but I liked both Brewer and Tank quite a lot. The first book in this series had tons of sex, then backed off a bit, and finished with a bit more sensual sex. However, this one was *SEX, SEX, SEX* from start to finish -- first on-camera, then pretty much every-goddamn-where they pleased. Flat surface? "Here, hold my beer!" ;- ) It also had plenty of feels, though, so I happily waded through the parts where the reader was knee-deep in "the pene". The moderate angst in the story was entirely internal, with everyone wishing only good things for the potential new couple. This was a pretty feel-good read, which I'd rate at around 3.75 stars. With all of the talk about how big and hairy Tank was (not remotely my thing), book 1 remains my favorite, but I'd still highly recommend this book as well. ----------------------------------------------- This book is *FREE* with Kindle Unlimited membership. See All My Latest Reads (Review Quick-Links) -----------------------------------------------

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ky

    "Tank" is the second book of the "Ballsy Boys" series but the first one I've read. It's fine as a standalone though there are some spoilers about the couple from the first book. This is an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story about two porn stars who met through the "Ballsy Boys" studio. Tank and Brewer have known each other for a few years but there is only hatred between them. It's not just a dislike, it's pure hate and the reason is nothing deep, angsty or dramatic. It's pretty simple and hollow "Tank" is the second book of the "Ballsy Boys" series but the first one I've read. It's fine as a standalone though there are some spoilers about the couple from the first book. This is an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story about two porn stars who met through the "Ballsy Boys" studio. Tank and Brewer have known each other for a few years but there is only hatred between them. It's not just a dislike, it's pure hate and the reason is nothing deep, angsty or dramatic. It's pretty simple and hollow, they hated each other at first sight because something about the other's personality bugged each of them. They didn't click and that, through time, translated to hate. They disliked each other's character and didn't make an attempt to get along. Then they find themeselves doing a scene together and the Internet goes wild, so they agree, with the help of a sizeable bonus, to do a series of scenes together and pretend to be boyfriends in real life to increase the fans' interest. So, yes, there is also a fake-boyfriends trope here! Slowly and through many months they begin to get to know the real person behind the porn persona and become good friends. There is attraction which they fight and try to convince theirselves that it's strictly business. The transition from enemies to friends was realistic and the portrayal of feelings was convincing. It took time and a lot of struggle before they admitted defeat and called each other a friend. The secondary characters were interesting but because we don't know most of their stories yet we get to know them only as their porn persona and we learn little or nothing at all about their private lives. But it's okay, it hightens the excitement for the next books! The cover was one of my least favorites, I'm glad I read the blurb and didn't abandon the book as soon as I saw the cover. Just another case of "don't judge a book by its cover". There are a few continuity errors in the story but nothing major and other than that the text was very well edited. There isn't any description of the characters in this book and I found this weird. I'll check if they have already been described in the first book or the prequel and that's why we didn't get one here, because we got a description for a character who made his first appearance in this book. One of the things I enjoyed most in this story is the positive atmoshpere that revolves around the porn studio. None of the guys is depressed for having that job and everyone seems to enjoy doing it. The owner and the director of the films are respectful and care about their guys and there is a friendly vibe that surrounds the whole story. These guys are each other's family and, even if they don't share many personal facts, they share strong bonds. I liked that there was no drama and no angst about what they did for a living. They weren't ashamed of it, they didn't do it out of desperation or as a last resort to make a living and they didn't feel less for earning their money doing porn. It was all painted in a very positive light and even though neither Tank nor Brewer were content to do that for the rest of their lives they were happy doing it for now and were enjoying it. *mild spoiler* (view spoiler)[I didn't particularly like their decision about what to do with the porn when they became a real couple and even though I hope to see them again in the next books, I think I would find it weird to read about either of them filming with someone else. (hide spoiler)] It was a great story, low on angst, high on the humour and full of lessons about how first impressions can often be deceiving. 4.5 stars for this book about two porn stars finding love on the set! This review has been cross-posted on The Novel Approach Reviews. *An ARC of this book was kindly provided to me by the publisher via The Novel Approach Reviews in exchange for an honest review. *

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

    ***3.5 Stars*** Enemies to fake boyfriends to friends to lovers...the transition was bumpy, but the story was addicting! While I still really enjoyed this second book in the Ballsy Boys series, some of the magic from the first book was missing here. But even with that, I really felt Brewer and Tank's chemistry and thought they fit together and balanced each other wonderfully. Tank's need to be seen as something more than a giant brute, and Brewer's desire to be taken seriously and loved....gah, t ***3.5 Stars*** Enemies to fake boyfriends to friends to lovers...the transition was bumpy, but the story was addicting! While I still really enjoyed this second book in the Ballsy Boys series, some of the magic from the first book was missing here. But even with that, I really felt Brewer and Tank's chemistry and thought they fit together and balanced each other wonderfully. Tank's need to be seen as something more than a giant brute, and Brewer's desire to be taken seriously and loved....gah, they pulled at the heartstrings. Tank wanted people to see beyond the furry giant exterior. He wanted people to see that he was smart, sensitive, and could be a comfort and protector without using his size. And Brewer hid so much of himself behind his jokester personality. He grew up feeling invisible, discarded, overlooked...a consolation. If he acted like nothing was a big deal, maybe others wouldn't see how much he was hurting and how much he craved to be seen and to be a priority in someone's life. Their vulnerabilities and insecurities were understandable given their history, even if their histories were underdeveloped. And I think that was my biggest issue with this book as a whole, it felt underdeveloped and a bit slapped together. While I love the characters and was addicted to the story, there were too many awkward and underdeveloped plot points. The use of Tank and Brewer's real names came at weird times and was inconsistent. The transition from friends to feelings was a bit fast. And don't even get me started on the editing/grammatical errors. Poorly structured sentences and the use of wrong words had me stumbling in my reading way too many times. Also, the words "growl" and "grumble" and any variation of those words was used with a heavy hand. The authors give a little tease at the end of this book regarding where the series is going for the rest of the guys, and I'm not quite sure how I feel. I'm especially bummed with Bear and Pixie. At first I was super intrigued with the opposites attract and the age gap aspects, but with how childlike Pixie has been portrayed (annoyingly so in this book) and now with what looks like the added inclusion of some Daddy kink....me thinks I'd be creeped out. Book 1 remains my favorite.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cadiva

    Oh I loved this, there's nothing more satisfying than a well crafted enemies to lovers romance and this one is just that. The sparks between party boy Brewer and silent and stoic Tank were obvious in both the prequel and in book one, Rebel's romance. But here they're given full rein in their own tale of delicious chemistry and unexpected emotions. Everything about these two characters just worked for me, from their secrets to their eventual realisation that the person they thought was the enemy co Oh I loved this, there's nothing more satisfying than a well crafted enemies to lovers romance and this one is just that. The sparks between party boy Brewer and silent and stoic Tank were obvious in both the prequel and in book one, Rebel's romance. But here they're given full rein in their own tale of delicious chemistry and unexpected emotions. Everything about these two characters just worked for me, from their secrets to their eventual realisation that the person they thought was the enemy could actually be their biggest supporter. Of course they're hot and sexy together when they're not fighting and the scenes both on and off set are hugely powerful, especially when those sneaky feelings start creeping in. I loved the set up of how they started to get to know each other better and their honesty in the relationship with no stupid angsty drama getting in the way. Definitely my favourite in the series so far. Now I'm wondering who's up next. #ARC kindly provided by the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ele

    *3.5 stars* I actually cringed with the writing at some point (it's the reason I'm rounding down) and I could have done without all the hairy/ grizzly details but there's something really addictive with these books. And surprisingly, the characterization is so much on point, it's almost a character study. Very well done. I'll definitely continue with the series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    An enemies to fake boyfriends to friends to lovers story with plenty of sex on and off the set and plenty of secrets. Tank and Brewer are both hiding themselves behind their porn personas, even to the people they have come to count on the most. This story wasn't as funny and free-wheeling as the first, with a bit more internal angsting and a slow-burn romance. I have to admit that the contract condition and the way it was presented was pretty dicey to me; one moment Tank is told we'd never push An enemies to fake boyfriends to friends to lovers story with plenty of sex on and off the set and plenty of secrets. Tank and Brewer are both hiding themselves behind their porn personas, even to the people they have come to count on the most. This story wasn't as funny and free-wheeling as the first, with a bit more internal angsting and a slow-burn romance. I have to admit that the contract condition and the way it was presented was pretty dicey to me; one moment Tank is told we'd never push you to do something you don't want and the next he was basically told "do your fucking job". It was still an enjoyable, steamy read. The cast of Ballsy Boys the authors have developed are all intriguing in their own ways and I'm looking forward to more.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Ariana

    * 4,5 stars* Enemies to lovers. Here it really does the theme justice. Tank (Peter) and Brewer (Micah) hate the guts of each other and are not afraid to express it either. They more or less spontaneously combust when they are in the same room. And the dislike is real. For both of them. However, some onlookers on their acerbic exchanges describe it more as extended foreplay. Which turns out to be right, in the best possible way. I thoroughly enjoyed how things evolve very slowly but surely between the * 4,5 stars* Enemies to lovers. Here it really does the theme justice. Tank (Peter) and Brewer (Micah) hate the guts of each other and are not afraid to express it either. They more or less spontaneously combust when they are in the same room. And the dislike is real. For both of them. However, some onlookers on their acerbic exchanges describe it more as extended foreplay. Which turns out to be right, in the best possible way. I thoroughly enjoyed how things evolve very slowly but surely between these guys. Little steps, sometimes one step forward and two backwards, but the authors do a really great job at unraveling each of the men as they fall for each other. What particularly did it for me was how their changing relationship is reflected in the series of videos they are making together at work! As both men are part of the Ballsy Boy team, you can expect lots of uninhibited, pleasurable sex, and alas! one first for Tank! This is a bit more serious in tone than book 1, and more could have been made of the men’s backgrounds, but I am totally invested in the series now! Love these guys, and it’s awesome to remeet Rebel from book 1 and see how well he’s doing in his new job. Definitely recommended.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Fabi

    I liked this one even more than the first one. You can read it as a stand alone, but I always enjoy reading an entire series. This is an enemies to lovers story between Brewer and Tank. When they discover each others hidden sides they fall inexorably into each other. Literally. Because, you know, they're porn stars. With a little (a lot) of help from the Ballsy Boys management, they are thrown together on screen and off screen. It takes a while, but they are bound to realize they're made for each I liked this one even more than the first one. You can read it as a stand alone, but I always enjoy reading an entire series. This is an enemies to lovers story between Brewer and Tank. When they discover each others hidden sides they fall inexorably into each other. Literally. Because, you know, they're porn stars. With a little (a lot) of help from the Ballsy Boys management, they are thrown together on screen and off screen. It takes a while, but they are bound to realize they're made for each other. This 2nd book is as hot (no, it's hotter) than the first one. Add in the sweet slow burn romance and it's for sure a winner. 4.5 stars instead of 5 because there are way too many typos in this published book

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I really loved this one ... there was a level of sweetness & empathy that I really liked. There’s a great moral to this story - not judging a book by its cover, and by taking some time to really understand what makes some people tick. We all have insecurities and fears which often results in false bravado... this book was really well done in bringing enemies to friends to lovers ❤ I really loved this one ... there was a level of sweetness & empathy that I really liked. There’s a great moral to this story - not judging a book by its cover, and by taking some time to really understand what makes some people tick. We all have insecurities and fears which often results in false bravado... this book was really well done in bringing enemies to friends to lovers ❤️

  10. 5 out of 5

    AussieMum

    I DNF book 1 so I was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying this cute enemies to lovers romance. Not too much angst or depth here, and I still have some pet peeves with the writing, but ultimately it was a bit of fun and pretty sweet.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bev

    Love, Love, LOVED this one 💙💚💛💜🖤. A slowburn enemies to lovers romance with several puddle of goo moments as far as I was concerned, and the old watery stuff 😢 leaking from my eyes. 4.5 well deserved stars from me. Yes, surprise surprise, porn stars do actually have feelings together with those facades they hide behind, and when you finally get to see the 'real' person behind the porn mask...well, as Micah [Brewer...we never did get to discover how he got his porn name did we??] and Peter [Tank] Love, Love, LOVED this one 💙💚💛💜🖤. A slowburn enemies to lovers romance with several puddle of goo moments as far as I was concerned, and the old watery stuff 😢 leaking from my eyes. 4.5 well deserved stars from me. Yes, surprise surprise, porn stars do actually have feelings together with those facades they hide behind, and when you finally get to see the 'real' person behind the porn mask...well, as Micah [Brewer...we never did get to discover how he got his porn name did we??] and Peter [Tank] found out, they are sometimes a person you can fall in love with even though you don't particularly like the porn persona. Both discovered things about the other that no-one else at Ballsy Boys knew, cause they'd never felt the need to open up about their true selves. Porn is all about the pretence and not revealing who you really are isn't it?? It's a job. Hope that sweetie Pixie does eventually get his dream Daddy, and looking forward to discovering Heart's secrets in the next story Heart, but first I'll be reading the free prequel Ballsy.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mimi

    4.25 stars This story was much better than book one "Rebel". Tank (Peter) is a prickly grizzly bear that instantly hated Brewer (Micah) because he came across as carefree but was truly insecure about himself because of the loss of his twin brother Dean. Opposites attract, your meanest to the one you like the best. All of those sayings applied to both guys. They hated each others guts but didn't understand or know the full meaning of their feelings until Rebel put them together and sparks stated t 4.25 stars This story was much better than book one "Rebel". Tank (Peter) is a prickly grizzly bear that instantly hated Brewer (Micah) because he came across as carefree but was truly insecure about himself because of the loss of his twin brother Dean. Opposites attract, your meanest to the one you like the best. All of those sayings applied to both guys. They hated each others guts but didn't understand or know the full meaning of their feelings until Rebel put them together and sparks stated to fly even though the hate and the hard feelings were still present. Working through the unexpected feelings, the guys realize that they have fallen in love with one another but both are still stubborn. Who will take the lead and give them both the HEA they both deserve.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dani Elle Maas

    I have mentioned it before but both authors are absolutely great and them writing this series together and it being porn stars etc it ticks of all my boxes so to speak… Tank and Brewer are awesome I liked this book more then book 1 and am already waiting axiously for the next book and the next one after that and…… well you get the picture

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stellaria

    5 stars! I have to say the 'porn industry' plot has never been appealing to me at all. I have read a few books like that and couldn't force myself to engage with the characters, because I simply can't understand a relationship of sorts between two pornstars. This is the place to say that K.M.Neuhold and Nora Phoenix did such an amazing job to prove me wrong and change my strong beliefs towards that trope. This book was emotional, even sweet at times, had some amazing characters and I wasn't bored 5 stars! I have to say the 'porn industry' plot has never been appealing to me at all. I have read a few books like that and couldn't force myself to engage with the characters, because I simply can't understand a relationship of sorts between two pornstars. This is the place to say that K.M.Neuhold and Nora Phoenix did such an amazing job to prove me wrong and change my strong beliefs towards that trope. This book was emotional, even sweet at times, had some amazing characters and I wasn't bored at all. The plot was interesting and I absolutely adored both MCs, which is a rare thing for me. I have to say the first few pages of this book were deceiving - both Tank and Brewer irritated me but that quickly changed. there was deepness in their characters, which was sweet and vulnerable and affected me somehow. The enemies-to-lovers trope is something I can't refuse to read about and Tank and Brewer were excellent pulling that off. The banter was hilarious and sexy, like steamy foreplay. I couldn't wait to read more about the two of them being forced to 'work' together. This book was an addicting read, which I truly enjoyed!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    ⭐⭐⭐.5/5 Stars 🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 Heat Level This series is deceptively high on the feels scale. ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5 Stars 🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 Heat Level This series is deceptively high on the feels scale.

  16. 5 out of 5

    F.

    Another great low angst story. Loved Shaggy!! 4.5 stars

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenn's Book Obsession

    Confession: I LOVE me some gay porn (true story). Confession: I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES!!! Thank you K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix for your creative and talented minds for writing this series. I'm so beyond excited, flustered and giddy after reading each book and anxiously waiting for the next one. Tank and Brewer's story is fucking phenomenal! I love enemies-to-lovers tropes and add in the gay porn and I'm in total heaven! I swear this series was made for me, lol. It's hot, steamy and sex Confession: I LOVE me some gay porn (true story). Confession: I'M SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES!!! Thank you K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix for your creative and talented minds for writing this series. I'm so beyond excited, flustered and giddy after reading each book and anxiously waiting for the next one. Tank and Brewer's story is fucking phenomenal! I love enemies-to-lovers tropes and add in the gay porn and I'm in total heaven! I swear this series was made for me, lol. It's hot, steamy and sexy AF! The hard core fucking is right up my alley and Tank and Brewer deliver and don't disappoint. This collab is amazing and these authors have truly nailed it. This is probably my most favorite collab series thus far. The story line, the main characters, secondary characters, the set up.....I mean everything...EVERYTHING is on point!! K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix really outdid themselves in Tank and Brewer's journey. I thought Rebel, book one in this series, was fucking amazing but Tank is fucking extraordinary!! The chemistry and build up on and off camera between Tank and Brewer are off the charts! I seriously just love EVERYTHING about this book. A perfect addition to an already amazing series. I cannot wait to see what's next. I'm literally already itchin and craving the next book! Highly recommended and a definite MUST READ!! *** ARC received in exchange for an honest review***

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dixiecowgirl

    Love me some Tank and Brewer! Reveling bits and pieces of your real self is really tough, especially when you have a persona that everyone thinks is the real you.Tank and Brewer's journey to sharing their real selves was a lovely dance of glimpses and brief revels. Along the way through climbing walls, English projects and Ferris wheel rides and packed lunches they share their real selves. I totally fell in love with these characters and i enjoyed getting to spend time with the rest of the guys! Love me some Tank and Brewer! Reveling bits and pieces of your real self is really tough, especially when you have a persona that everyone thinks is the real you.Tank and Brewer's journey to sharing their real selves was a lovely dance of glimpses and brief revels. Along the way through climbing walls, English projects and Ferris wheel rides and packed lunches they share their real selves. I totally fell in love with these characters and i enjoyed getting to spend time with the rest of the guys! I love the writing partnership of these authors and am delighted in how much i am enjoying this Ballsy Boys series! Great story-line with great character development that kept me engaged and reading all night long!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bati

    Liar, liar pants on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Emily

    Tank and Brewer - you had to know all that snark and hatred meant more than them simply not liking each other, right? Rebel suggests that the two of them pair up for a scene, and it is a hit for the Ballsy Boys company. Fans want more - so that's what they're going to get. And while Tank and Brewer start filming their series of scenes together, they each discover that the other is more than the persona they have in publish with their friends. I really loved Tank and Brewer discovering more about Tank and Brewer - you had to know all that snark and hatred meant more than them simply not liking each other, right? Rebel suggests that the two of them pair up for a scene, and it is a hit for the Ballsy Boys company. Fans want more - so that's what they're going to get. And while Tank and Brewer start filming their series of scenes together, they each discover that the other is more than the persona they have in publish with their friends. I really loved Tank and Brewer discovering more about the other, their secret goals, jobs, schooling, family lives, and so on. They both learn that there is more than the stoic facade Tank has and the jokester, carefree attitude that Brewer displays. Steamy, sexy, fun, emotional, and leaves you wanting more - stories for everyone! (I'm already dying for Pixie's story and know that we have some time before that'll even be out yet)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Enjoyable second book in the Ballsy universe. Tank - hard, stoic and purveyor of growls and grunts hides his true self from his colleagues at the studio, especially from Brewer, who likes to hit all his annoyance buttons. Brewer, taking on the persona of happy-go-lucky with anything that moves and full of banter is also hiding his real life, but doesn't understand Tank's dislike for him, but encourages his grunts on purpose. They always say there is a fine line between love and hate.... Their rela Enjoyable second book in the Ballsy universe. Tank - hard, stoic and purveyor of growls and grunts hides his true self from his colleagues at the studio, especially from Brewer, who likes to hit all his annoyance buttons. Brewer, taking on the persona of happy-go-lucky with anything that moves and full of banter is also hiding his real life, but doesn't understand Tank's dislike for him, but encourages his grunts on purpose. They always say there is a fine line between love and hate.... Their relationship was a slow burn and it was nice to see them both realise they were not who the other thought. Lots of banter, thoughtful and heartening moments with plenty of heat between them - on and off camera. It was nice to have the side characters drop in and the continuation and development of the studio -I need to find out more about Bear's obvious obsession! Overall, it ends with a sweet HEA and left me content.

  22. 5 out of 5

    ~Kristin~

    4+ Stars I love a good enemy to lovers story, and this one was hot! I think the fact that there were feels involved really helped this story along. I think I ended up liking this book even more than the first in the Ballsy Boys series.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Qin

    Rather mediocre, in my opinion. What the enemies-to-lovers trope requires beyond all other things is actual sparks between the protagonists; for the first hundred or so pages, I did not find them, only repeated asseverations by one party of how much they resent the other's personality. Dear authors, you have them froth at the mouth in mutual dislike with the kind of profanities that the standard articulate and poised undergraduate does not tend to fall back on so readily (another mark that Tank Rather mediocre, in my opinion. What the enemies-to-lovers trope requires beyond all other things is actual sparks between the protagonists; for the first hundred or so pages, I did not find them, only repeated asseverations by one party of how much they resent the other's personality. Dear authors, you have them froth at the mouth in mutual dislike with the kind of profanities that the standard articulate and poised undergraduate does not tend to fall back on so readily (another mark that Tank as a would-be architect and Brewer as a future medical doctor are nothing but mere plot-conditioned figments of your imagination, instead of the end results of you writing them in convincing fashion as bright college students), yet when it comes to actually put your money where your mouth is, you can only up the ante by clumsily engineering an accident (Tank punches Brewer's lights out during the non-explicit prologue to their second porn scene). As there is no actual sexual tension between both of them that does not revolve around their genital dynamics, the entire buildup failed to capture my interest; I was therefore keenly aware of all the little creaks in your plot (frankly, could you not do better than have Tank and Brewer all of a sudden take at the very same time the same mandatory English Literature course when previously they were not even aware that they both attended the same university? were there no other ways for you to keep Tank's rectal virginity intact so that Brewer eventually may tap it than by making the former character supposedly unappealing as a bottom to every attendant at one of the city's hottest gay clubs just because he is bearded beefcacke? is your imagination so shallow that you had no cleverer means of putting together Brewer and Tank than through contriving a silly incident at a photoshoot that leads to Tank playing driver-slash-bodyguard to Pixie and most conveniently forgetting that his motorbike is hardly the most fitting transportation means for an intoxicated kid? I could list dozens more instances of outlandish lapses from your part, ladies). Psychology clearly is not your forte either; you write Tank as assuming that Brewer is utterly rampant, as per your blurb and the incipit of the book, yet you are not even bothered with making the would-be doctor minimally prurient in the eyes of the other Ballsy Boys (not to speak of the reader), thus turning the big bruiser into an unlikable crackpot, you put on a par Tank's past as the son of dreary farmers with no more imagination than what it takes to milk their dairy cows on a par with Brewer's much more melodramatic hurdles (he lost his twin brother from a fatal condition and became dead in his parents' eyes), you repeatedly call genious Rebel's ideas about porn scenes that are in fact abysmally preposterous, nay potentially hurtful, and so on and so forth. Last but not least, the writing, if neat and virtually typo-free, is far from strong, what with dual POV that are difficult to pick apart due to both protagonists having the same dull, slang-filled mannerisms and rather indistinctive voices, and what I take to be a pronounced tendency to cringeworthy prose most often due to lack of taste or a misplaced desire to be witty. Here are a few examples, culled from a random sample of three pages from chapter 14; such gems occur everywhere within these covers: "It seems the traffic gods are in a benevolent mood, because all the lights are green, there are no accidents, and apparently half of LA decided to stay home today. Whatever, I'll take it." "Today, in this first class, I’m going to ask you to register for this class as one of two categories." (Is this the way a university-level teacher speaks in the classroom? if Mrs Neuhold and her acolyte think so, none of them must be college-educated...). "We find a spot in the back of an on-campus coffee shop, me with a tea with honey and Tank with a coffee with ten unpronounceable additives that looks surprisingly feminine for a guy like him." "I remember watching the Harry Potter movies years ago. There's this thing they call Harry: The boy who lived. That's how I feel whenever I'm with my parents. The boy who lived. That is all I am to them, and all I ever will be. I'm the lucky one, the one who survived, the one without the heart defect. I'm the boy who lived, but in their eyes, I might as well be dead. All I am to them is Dean's shadow." Perhaps it is due to my (exaggeratedly high ?) standards and expectations that I struggled with boredom throughout this book; others will probably enjoy it, but I am now done with this team of authors.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Ciorciari-marinich

    What do you get when you cross a man who is considered a party boy and a brooding grizzly bear?.. You get a hot read from the minds of KM Neuhold and Nora Phoenix. This is the next book in the Ballsy Boys series. I really enjoyed the first one and this next one will knock your socks off. The enemies to friends then lovers storyline was written so well. The chemistry between Tank and Brewer is amazing to read. Both men work at the studio but have never done a scene together because they are like oi What do you get when you cross a man who is considered a party boy and a brooding grizzly bear?.. You get a hot read from the minds of KM Neuhold and Nora Phoenix. This is the next book in the Ballsy Boys series. I really enjoyed the first one and this next one will knock your socks off. The enemies to friends then lovers storyline was written so well. The chemistry between Tank and Brewer is amazing to read. Both men work at the studio but have never done a scene together because they are like oil and water when together. But when the requests get to great, Bear and Rebel have no choice but to put them together. The sparks start to fly immediately. Tank looks like a big grizzly bear so he plays that part but he is far from it in his real life. He doesn't let anyone know the real him at work so he goes through life pretending to be Tank. Brewer plays the part of a fun loving man whore but he is also hiding his real life from his friends at work. Both men let people see what they want and that is why Tank and Brewer are always at odds. When Pixie says "You guys have been dancing around each other for months before you finally gave in to the sexual tension. It was all foreplay." I thought that perfectly stated their relationship from the start. The angst is high and I loved every minute of it. I loved reading about the group of guys and can't wait to see more from them. Pixie, Campy and Heart are the three supporting characters and all deserve their own story. We get to read both Tank and Brewer's point of view and see how their relationship grows and turns into something so much more than both men needed but weren't looking for. I loved this story and need these 2 to write quicker so I can see more HEA's. *ARC provided by KM Neuhold and Nora Phoenix in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Jodi from Alpha Book Club

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tanja

    This book was fantastic. Book two in the Ballsy Boys series was just as good as the first one. Enemies to lovers with a slow-burn romance. I couldn’t ask for more. What I love about these authors that they make everything so normal. They create beautiful characters with ordinary lives but with not so ordinary nine-to-five jobs. For me, the power in this story lies within the gradual change from enemies to friends to lovers. A slow realization that the other man is much nicer than they thought he This book was fantastic. Book two in the Ballsy Boys series was just as good as the first one. Enemies to lovers with a slow-burn romance. I couldn’t ask for more. What I love about these authors that they make everything so normal. They create beautiful characters with ordinary lives but with not so ordinary nine-to-five jobs. For me, the power in this story lies within the gradual change from enemies to friends to lovers. A slow realization that the other man is much nicer than they thought he was, and they could even like the other. They are slowly dancing around each other, and the circle gets smaller and smaller until that moment they are standing flush against each other, and they never let the other go again. There is so much more to the sunny disposition of Brewer. A complicated, hard-working man who hides behinds his class-clown mask. Tank is a grizzly bear but can let go of his grumpiness when Brewer is by his side. He is such a sweetheart. He takes care of Brewer with an ease and casualness that can only be deep ingrained. The character development is outstanding. The growth in these men is remarkable. They became Micah and Peter before my eyes, but still remain Brewer and Tank. It wouldn’t be a book by these authors if the sex wasn’t scorching hot. They are burning up the sheets. I don’t know how they did it, but I felt a distinct difference between the sex scenes on set from those in the privacy of their homes, or cars, or closets. There were so many more feelings involved. How gentle and tender can they be? Their dialogues go from snappiness and insults to snarkiness and jokes and teasing. I loved their banter. I loved Tank and Brewer, but the secondary cast is to die for as well. Pixie is my absolute favorite. He is a bubbling bouncing ball of joy. Then you have Bear. Yup, a real teddy bear. Campy, Heart, Mason. They are all wonderful. Rebel and Troy are making their appearance. And you can’t help but fall in love with Shaggy. There are some new romances brewing. This is the second book in the Ballsy Boys series and can be read as a stand-alone. However, I recommend reading the books in order as there are recurring characters.

  26. 4 out of 5

    DTM

    I loved this book, and I'm so happy about that! I have to admit I was not crazy about Rebel and was hesitant to read Tank. However, I love the premise of this series and could see the potential was there. I think for a first time collaboration, Rebel was a bit rough around the edges and there was too much going on. However, I was still vested in Tank and Brewer's story and the ladies did not disappoint!!! Yes, this book was hot (with angry and emotional sex), but it was also very sweet and full I loved this book, and I'm so happy about that! I have to admit I was not crazy about Rebel and was hesitant to read Tank. However, I love the premise of this series and could see the potential was there. I think for a first time collaboration, Rebel was a bit rough around the edges and there was too much going on. However, I was still vested in Tank and Brewer's story and the ladies did not disappoint!!! Yes, this book was hot (with angry and emotional sex), but it was also very sweet and full of feels. Enemies to lovers, I was enamored with the way these boys came together in an unexpected way, and how I was able to take part in how they really got to know each other outside of the scene. The dialogue was well done! I loved the way they gravitated toward each other unknowingly. If you are like me in your feelings about Rebel, I highly recommend you take the chance on this book!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amanda at WickedGoodReads

    Honestly, I could not have asked for more out of this story. If you have read Rebel's book, then you are introduced to the wonderful feistiness that is Brewer and the wonderful grumpy bear that is Tank. I was looking forward to their story from early on in Rebel's book, just like I am looking forward to ALL the stories from our Ballsy Boys!!!! Tank and Brewer couldn't be more perfect for each other. Once they get past the porn person they each put forth as part of their job, they realize how much Honestly, I could not have asked for more out of this story. If you have read Rebel's book, then you are introduced to the wonderful feistiness that is Brewer and the wonderful grumpy bear that is Tank. I was looking forward to their story from early on in Rebel's book, just like I am looking forward to ALL the stories from our Ballsy Boys!!!! Tank and Brewer couldn't be more perfect for each other. Once they get past the porn person they each put forth as part of their job, they realize how much they like each other, how smart, caring, nurturing, etc etc etc the other is. I mean honestly, these two were simply perfect!!!! 

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    Tank and Brewer, both working for Ballsy boys, have a long history of loving to hate each other. When Rebel sets up a scene between them, the fireworks ignite!! There was a great story line and the character development was strong. Both of these men have many more layers than they let anybody see. I really enjoyed seeing who they were outside the studio and watching their relationship evolve. It was great to see all the guys again & I look forward to the next one.. A fantastic enemies to lovers Tank and Brewer, both working for Ballsy boys, have a long history of loving to hate each other. When Rebel sets up a scene between them, the fireworks ignite!! There was a great story line and the character development was strong. Both of these men have many more layers than they let anybody see. I really enjoyed seeing who they were outside the studio and watching their relationship evolve. It was great to see all the guys again & I look forward to the next one.. A fantastic enemies to lovers story. Happily recommend!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jenn (not Lily)

    Excellent story! Both of these guys are playing a part all the time, but they each hate the character of the other one. At some point, one of them realizes that he's not shown his authentic self to anyone, and you can almost see the light-bulb above his head as he gets that the other guy is wearing a mask, too. And holy CRAP, the filming scenes are HELLA hot! The times they have sex on their own is pretty awesome, too, but Rebel certainly came up with some great material for them to shoot!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Beverly Southern Babes Book Blog

    Let me start off by saying if you haven’t read Rebel, you’re going to want to start there. You don’t have to but I would recommend it. When these two authors come together, they are simply amazing! They way they have these characters come together you just can’t stop reading. I mean they’re porn stars so their life is always rainbows and unicorns right? Wrong. There is so much more to Tank and Brewer. They hide behind a persona and no one sees who they truly are. Until they get paired together f Let me start off by saying if you haven’t read Rebel, you’re going to want to start there. You don’t have to but I would recommend it. When these two authors come together, they are simply amazing! They way they have these characters come together you just can’t stop reading. I mean they’re porn stars so their life is always rainbows and unicorns right? Wrong. There is so much more to Tank and Brewer. They hide behind a persona and no one sees who they truly are. Until they get paired together for a scene and all hell breaks loose. But you get to see who the really are. Who they want to be. It was such and amazing journey for these guys. I didn’t want it to end. I need so much more of the Ballsy Boys!

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