BLOG TOUR: Future Goals by Genevive Chamblee (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Title: Future Goals
Author: Genevive Chamblee
Series: Locker Room Love, #5
Genre: M/M Sports Romance
Release Date: February 2, 2023
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: BookSmith Design
When a college hockey player needs the help of a sexy older attorney, he gets more than he bargained for when trying to sort out the troubles in his career. Falling in love was never part of either man’s plan.
Corrigan Ellery wants to play in the NHL, and the way he hopes to get there is through D1 hockey. His plan is solid but begins falling apart the instant he steps onto the college campus. Old traditions and stereotypes lock him out before he’s even in. With no options for failure, he must make his plan work, which is why he has no time to complicate his life by getting involved with a sexy lawyer who is ten years his senior and part of the society that is impeding his plans. But boy, he’d enjoy some bedroom game misconduct with the counselor.
Logical and meticulous, Sacha Weymouth, who is adept at predicting and controlling outcomes, is a successful defense attorney, slated to one day be a partner at a prestigious firm—that is, until a rogue client causes his demotion. Now, he’s a step above a gopher at the university law center assigned to getting a contract signed by a hot-shot hockey player. Instead of a signature, he has his life flipped in a direction he never saw coming… to which he objects. But will his heart overrule his head?
Corrigan’s and Sacha’s lives should never have collided. Now they’re left questioning if they’re standing in the way of the other’s future goals, or if there’s room for redirection.
Corrigan shook his head. “Time isn’t something I have on my side. Nguyen, he’s one of my teammates, says only players who ace everything are going to make the starting line.”
“Sounds like maybe your coach is looking for character.”
“If that’s what you want to call it.”
“Well, what would you call it?”
Corrigan shrugged. “I don’t know. Me complaining?” He took several more bites of food before speaking again. “So, is your girlfriend going to be ticked that my coming over wrecked your plans for tonight?”
Sacha looked up from sipping his tea. “What girlfriend?”
“The beauty you were with tonight?”
A pit formed in Sacha’s stomach. “You think she’s beautiful?” What was he saying? Of course, Mitzi was beautiful. “She’s married.” What in the wide world? That was not an appropriate response for a rational person. However, it was quite fitting for a jealous one. Damn, he would go for Mitzi. What hot-blooded male didn’t?
Wide-eyed, Corrigan stuttered. “O-okay.”
“No, that’s not what I meant.” He waved his hand. “I mean, she is married if you are interested.”
“Why would I be interested in your girl… lover…?”
“Gads, no! Mitzi’s my sister.”
“Oh, well, that’s good to know.”
“I mean…” Corrigan’s cheeks reddened. “It’s good that you’re not involved.”
Sacha’s eyebrows lifted.
“I mean, with someone who’s married… not to you.”
“Oh. I see.” Sacha stared down at his plate, not knowing how he felt about this exchange. A part of him was relieved that Corrigan wasn’t interested in Mitzi—at least, he didn’t think he was. Then, there had been a glimmer of hope that Corrigan could be interested in him… maybe.
Out of the Penalty Box
Defending the Net
Genevive Chamblee lives in the bayou country in the deep south where sweet tea, football, good music, and colorful family is gospel. When she is not writing, she can be found attending SEC football games, playing with her dog, sightseeing, or spending time with family.