Changing Teams – Jennifer Allis Provost

ChangingTeams_frontcoverBlurb: 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 that 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?

Review: Changing Teams was surprising to me. I am absolutely and unequivocally in love with Sam. I mean who wouldn’t want one.

The relationship between Sam & Britt is captivating so much so I sat and read it in one sitting, unable to put it down. Although I found Britt a little annoying and naive, the more I read the more I found that this was necessary. Having her rely on Sam so heavily gave her the vulnerability which was perfect for when Sam needed her. Throughout the book you knew that Sam was full of secrets, many of which were revealed the longer the book went on.

The minor characters, I feel still have their own stories to tell and I’d love to hear what happens next to Melody and Michael.

Jennifer has done a fantastic job on a topic which is usually hush hush and one I’d honestly given no thought to. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to reading what she comes up with next.