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Running With Lionss: 10/13/18
Running With Lions by Julian Winters is a YA soccer novel romance. It's basically Yuri on Ice! the soccer edition. It's cute and upbeat and great if you're into soccer.
Sebastian Hughes is at a training camp before his senior year of high school where he'll most likely be the captain of the soccer team. He should be excited but he's completely distracted by the return of a once old friend — now more of a frienemy — Emir Shaw. Except now, Emir is hot and moody and so damn distracting!
This book is about sixty percent SOCCER!!!!!!, thirty percent MOODY EMIR!!!!!, and ten percent romance. It's unique in that the sexuality of the teammates isn't an issue. None of the tension is related to bullying or homophobia. It's all just Emir and Sebastian's rocky history.
For me, I wanted more off the pitch to balance out all the SOCCER!!!!!!!! I ended up skimming through most of the training scenes. They are well written; I just wasn't in the mood for them.