Given the Circumstances

Given the Circumstances[PDF / Epub] ☃ Given the Circumstances Author Brad Vance – Bluevapours.co.uk Two promising college athletes meet, each needing something only the other can give him When Roger and Brian lock eyes on the first day of school, a friendship is born Both men are hungry for connecti Two promising college athletes meet, each needing something only the other can give him When Roger and Brian lock eyes on the first day of school, a friendship is born Both men are hungry for connection Brian needs the acceptance, encouragement and support he never had Given the MOBI :✓ growing up, and when he finds out his new best friend is gay, it brings his own identity into question Roger needs a big brother, a best friend, but that will never be enough, especially not when he s this close to big, strong, handsome Brian And both men want something careers as professional athletes For Roger, the demands of the closet, the need to reject the love of a man to fulfill his love of the game, will be a crushing burden For Brian, his downfall will be the substances he uses to get an edge over the competition, and to suppress his gnawing self doubt and guiltOne set of desires will bring them together, the other will force them apart.

Brad Vance is the author of over twenty books He s hard at work on the sequel to Stabitha Keep up with Brad at BradVanceAuthor, or email him at BradVanceAuthor gmail.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 283 pages
  • Given the Circumstances
  • Brad Vance
  • English
  • 08 March 2018

10 thoughts on “Given the Circumstances

  1. Heather K (dentist in my spare time) says:

    Awesome kindle freebie, 7 25 15

  2. Smith Barney says:

    Testosterone Sports Muscle Cock Jocks Happier than a pig in shit me. But I m kind of f ing simple in the fictional sporting arena..too This is one well balanced pot of testosteroni ravioli crafted into one juicy man love story There s a lot to appreciate in the football and baseball technicalities..without being overly abundant or overbearing If anything it s these details that reinforce the story s credibility It creates a sort of tactile reading experience with some really relatable mom Testosterone Sports Muscle Cock Jocks Happier than a pig in shit me. But I m kind of f ing simple in the fictional sporting arena..too This is one well balanced pot of testosteroni ravioli crafted into one juicy man love story There s a lot to appreciate in the football and baseball technicalities..without being overly abundant or overbearing If anything it s these details that reinforce the story s credibility It creates a sort of tactile reading experience with some really relatable moments The emotional writing has a passionate energy contrasting the character dynamics pretty perfectly with some pretty sexy man on man heat.Maybe at times a bit predictable No matter I m just grateful for a sports geared m m read view spoilerFeel good Brian asked him Yeah Oh my God he groaned as Brian s fin ger began to move, slid ing in and al most out of him, keep ing his sphinc ter from clos ing, mas sag ing it, re lax ing it Then Brian grabbed him by the hair, tilted his head back, and kissed him, hard, as he slipped a sec ond fin ger in.Break me, Roger whis pered to him self..rel ish ing Brian s rougher treat ment of him. He fucked Roger hard, then harder, and Roger s face never lost its glow Fuck ing pound your ass, Brian hissed, his pen chant for dirty talk un leashed now Fuck ing nail you to the wall Yeah Roger re sponded, ex ul tant Do it Brian s strokes slowed down, be camede lib er ate He made sure Roger was look ing him in the eye when he al most pulled out then rammed it home in one stroke Roger shouted and Brian put a hand over his mouth Shut the fuck up In Roger s eyes he saw ex cite ment at his rough treat ment, and that only stim u lated himNow he could fuck ing go to town It was so hot, forc ing him self on Roger, press ing his big hand into Roger s face, oblit er at ing his fea tures but not his eyes, eyes that looked at him..and said, yes, yes,I m gonna blow in side you, put my DNA in you And then I ll be in side you for ever Brian could feel it, Roger s cock twitch ing against his belly, the warm fluid slick ing their bod ies Fuck yeah Brian crowed Fucked the cum right out of you againhide spoiler

  3. Samantha says:

    You can go a long time, a very long time, without love The mind adapts The body accepts You get a dog, or a cat But If love ever shows up, or even the promise of it, you re fucked You haven t really accepted the lack of it You ve stored the lack, like a black hole, and the possibility of it being filled sucks you in with its gravity That s why they call it falling in love It s scary, it s a long way down, the fall could kill you4.5 Rounded up A note about this review 1You can go a long time, a very long time, without love The mind adapts The body accepts You get a dog, or a cat But If love ever shows up, or even the promise of it, you re fucked You haven t really accepted the lack of it You ve stored the lack, like a black hole, and the possibility of it being filled sucks you in with its gravity That s why they call it falling in love It s scary, it s a long way down, the fall could kill you4.5 Rounded up A note about this review 1 You re going to need to read it all the way through to get what I m actually feeling It s a hot mess 2 I may talk in general about things, but any actual specifics will be in spoilers.So, here s the thing I was really excited to read this story I love football, and I especially love sports in my M M When I started it, though, the first chapters made me a bit nervous At times they were wordy, the perspectives shifted randomly and without warning, and the back story was stuck in there randomly Also, for some of the football scenes you may need to understand football to get the gist of what s going on, which isn t a problem for me but I could see some people being a bit confused And yeah, it has some cheesy moments, but I actually liked them.But obviously, I m giving this book a high rating, so there s a lotto the story than that, isn t there In short, Given the Circumstances is about Roger and Brian, two young athletes who are devoted to their sports Roger has it all, he s smart, has a great father, and talent that people would kill for Brian, on the other hand, has a rough upbringing He s talented, but struggles to balance out his life It might sound cliche, but boy, this goes above and beyond the cliche that you are expecting The characters have depth and heart and really bring this to life.So let s start talk about the characters.Jeremy God, I couldn t stand him He played the perfect villain in this His negative influence was the kind that made me grit my teeth, and he had a sense of realism to him I could think of people who reminded me of him, who had gotten really lucky to make it where they were and then pulled everyone down with them when that luck ran out I didn t like him, but his influence was important in this storyI m gay Saying it out loud was a relief It was over The hiding, the worrying, at least here, at home Well, you re not the only one in the worldJacob Roger s father He s a history professor with a big heart While the perspective shifting was odd, I m glad that we got a glimpse into Jacob s mind, especially as Roger was growing up It really helped give him life Mr Vance somehow managed to make Jacob toe the perfect line between acceptance for his son and worry for what his sons sexuality would bring him in life He just hit the perfect note for me He wasn t perfect, he was real It was worth the hiding, the lying, the hurt To be here, now, to do this And to do it again, and again, as long as he could. Roger He finds football one day as a little boy, against all odds He s far from perfect, but his determination speaks volumes for him He never gives up, in any facet of his life My heart broke so many times for Roger in this He was so likable, and he didn t push the lines of being too perfect, which I appreciatedYou want us to hit home runs, you want us to jump and run and do amazing shit, and we want you to love us, we want to do that for your love, and if it takes a fucking pill to do it, I ll take it Most guys would take itBrian Brian Oh Brian Sometimes, he was the source of my heartbreak for Roger, other times, my heart broke into a million pieces for him I ve made a few comments above about realism, and I want to put it out there how realistic Brian was to me,so then any other character in the story Beyond the romance, he had such a rich depth to him With his upbringing, he clings to those who lend him a hand, or offer him friendship Sometimes, this leads him great places like to Roger, and others, it leads him down dark paths It s made fairly clear in the prologue that Brian is suspended from baseball for drugs, and this addiction isn t just a one off thing The theme runs throughout the book It s a continuous battle with him, with ups and downs He can break the habit, but so easily fall back into it His need for acceptance and success drive him to such painful, desperate times While we don t actually know what happens in his view spoiler time away from Roger, after leaving baseball, I have to wonder if he went to rehab or something of that nature I would ve liked a bitof a glimpse into that time for Brian hide spoiler And god, at times he mad me so mad, like when view spoiler he cheats on Roger I say cheats because Roger technically gives him the go ahead hide spoiler But I just can t help but love him despite all of that.So this story is it perfect God no It s flawed in a number of ways Do I think everyone would love it Absolutely not But the realism of the characters, the bumpy journey it s well worth the ride, the wading through imperfections, to see if this is a fit for you

  4. Gigi says:

    It s weird, this book looks really good With a high rating and good reviews I m wondering whyof my GR friends haven t read it I read a few spoiler free reviews to get a feel for it and decide to buy it Sure enough, right on the .com page, some yahoo writes SPOILER ALERT right before completely spoiling a key plot point Nice They even did it in all caps to draw my attention to it view spoiler This book has one MC cheating on the other I m not thrilled with that, but It s weird, this book looks really good With a high rating and good reviews I m wondering whyof my GR friends haven t read it I read a few spoiler free reviews to get a feel for it and decide to buy it Sure enough, right on the .com page, some yahoo writes SPOILER ALERT right before completely spoiling a key plot point Nice They even did it in all caps to draw my attention to it view spoiler This book has one MC cheating on the other I m not thrilled with that, but it isn t a deal breaker with me like it is with some, so I am going to give it a try. hide spoiler Fucking people

  5. Erika says:

    All I have to say is 1 PHEW wipes brow 2 That was damned good Now, where can I findof this author 3 The author even made football sound appealing and I don t even like football 4 I even think that there was only 1 typo Shocking, right Seriously though, I know this might be an unpopular opinion but sometimes it s just extra refreshing to read an M M novel by a guy Well this book was a breath of fresh, cool air.

  6. MsChris1161 says:

    From the beginning of this story I was captivated with the two leads, Roger and Brian I loved every word of their very real story It s well written, characters are fully developed, real and likeable, the story has a great flow, LOVE Brian and Roger the sexual scenes are realistic, very sensual and OMG steamy I also enjoyed the sports aspect you can tell the author did his homework , but what I liked best is the love story I m a girl, what can I say and Roger and Brian s romance is one of From the beginning of this story I was captivated with the two leads, Roger and Brian I loved every word of their very real story It s well written, characters are fully developed, real and likeable, the story has a great flow, LOVE Brian and Roger the sexual scenes are realistic, very sensual and OMG steamy I also enjoyed the sports aspect you can tell the author did his homework , but what I liked best is the love story I m a girl, what can I say and Roger and Brian s romance is one of the best I ve read in awhile As I said I was totally hooked right from the beginning Parts of this story are sad and heartbreaking to read, but much of it, much of them together is just so sigh worthy I can tell you I hated when it was over and I had to move on I wantedBrad Vance is a new author to me and frankly I m fairly new to M M romance , but he can consider me a sold out fan GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES was an amazing read and he is a talented writer In the audiobook version, the author is also the narrator which works well since he knows better than anyone the emotions the characters are feeling and perfect times for emphasis

  7. Elizabetta says:

    3.5 starsLife can place many obstacles in our way towards the pursuit of a dream or goal And sometimes we make our own obstacles Given the Circumstances is about two young guys, Roger and Brian, gifted athletes from completely different backgrounds who share a common love for sports Roger was raised by a loving, widowed father who made it his goal to understand and support his son Unfortunately, Brian s father wasthe dead beat type, with no interest or support to give And this proves 3.5 starsLife can place many obstacles in our way towards the pursuit of a dream or goal And sometimes we make our own obstacles Given the Circumstances is about two young guys, Roger and Brian, gifted athletes from completely different backgrounds who share a common love for sports Roger was raised by a loving, widowed father who made it his goal to understand and support his son Unfortunately, Brian s father wasthe dead beat type, with no interest or support to give And this proves to make a real difference in Brian s life.We all need help along the way teachers, coaches, parents, or friends to guide and shape talent and ambition or just help with the pressure We see the importance of this in Brian s story and his issues really overshadow Roger s journey.It s difficult to like Brian, his athletic skill comes to him naturally and we see him squander it over and over, making stupid choices, falling to alcohol and drugs He constantly needs validation, and doesn t accept responsibility for his actions But there is a light in him too, he s a good guy, and he recognizes his shortcomings even if he doesn t always face them He just happens to needof that support and guidance to keep him in line, than the next guy Lucky for him, he meets Roger who seems to have patience and compassion to spare He always has Brian s back And Brian s bad boy persona unleashes some dark want in Roger.The author gives us a fully laid out background to both guys, we see where they come from and how they grow together It helps if the reader has some knowledge of sports but the jargon is skimmable The focus is really on the romance between Brian and Roger and how they find their way in obstacle ridden careers.I did have an issue with the setting where Brian and Roger meet, a fictional college called Cal State Berkeley I found it distracting, the idea that there is another important university in the same town as the internationally known UC Berkeley Clearly the author has made up a fictional college, I just wished it had a different name there s really no reason why Berkeley even needs to figure into the setting In fact, it implies that these brilliant athletes weren t quite good enough to attend the famous university with it s own well known sports program.Still, this was an enjoyable, typical gay for you, best friends to lovers sports romance Surprisingly, there is very little angst between the two MC s most of the tension lies in Brian s fight with his inner demons Extra points for that Even with the commentary on athletes and drugs, and on professional sport s harsh treatment of gay athletes, this reads very much like a fairy tale with a very tidy story arc view spoiler Roger, in particular, is the squeaky clean superstar QB who takes his career all the way in an incredible meteoric rise, and in a very short period of time Brian has learned all his lessons and has a hold on those demons hide spoiler But, this is fiction after all, and at least we feel that these guys have earned their happily ever after

  8. Taya says:

    This is my second read of this book and once again when I open the book I was hook Usually you never understand why one MC emotional attracted to one and other You only get that they are really physically attracted to one another then bam they are saying I love you and have no clue why to begin with Given the circumstances give me the concept that not all relationships is good or bad just sort in the grey area and what works for them might not works for you but it works I love how you get a This is my second read of this book and once again when I open the book I was hook Usually you never understand why one MC emotional attracted to one and other You only get that they are really physically attracted to one another then bam they are saying I love you and have no clue why to begin with Given the circumstances give me the concept that not all relationships is good or bad just sort in the grey area and what works for them might not works for you but it works I love how you get a lot of information of how they are as individuals before they made the transition from friends to lovers The romance between the MCs happens late in the book and I have to say that it was worth the wait The author knows how to write playfully hot scene without me eventually getting bored with them I totally would recommend this book as must read you might have miss in 2013 First Read November 16I received a copy of The book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I was hook on this book they moment I open my kindle and tap to open this book to read I read it all in one sitting and I must say I was bit shock about how much I love it I m not familiar with this author and completely stumble on this book simply because I needed a break from m m paranormal related novels I love both characters and thankfully it didn t get too angsty like it could have easily done It gave me everything I was looking for in a book I need something that is based in reality even though it was a work of fiction This was a slow burn to the actual romance between the two MCs and when they agree about their feelings for one another it was on I love that when they got together that it was simply them There wasn t hand full of toys and they had fun with it They weren t all serious about it and they enjoyed each other I love that I got glimpses into their background From Roger somewhat solid home life and determination to achieve his goal of becoming a pro football player even though he has to denied part of himself But I have to say that I think everybody who knew Roger could easily discover that truth As for Brian who unlike Roger who had natural talent but lack of determination at baseball and let people influence him in a negative waythan positive way I m not a sport fan and reading about it is not my cup of tea but it was enough to understand why they love it I will admit that last sport related scene I was completely wrap up in it The only negative thing I have to say about this book is the dealing of Brian s drug use was bit swept under the rug at the end for my taste But I must say while reading this book I didn t notice lack of reference till after I finish reading this book and still thinking about this book weeks later Even through my opinion might not carry much weight with random strangers I would highly recommend this book which I already have

  9. Juxian says:

    I love sports m m, and I haven t read a book by Brad Vance yet that I wouldn t like And this one was wonderful It was manly and touching at the same time, I had tears in my eyes at some moments but it never crossed to being too sweet or too sentimental In the very beginning I had a bit of difficulty to get in but as soon as the author started telling the story of either main character, it was unputdownable It is an awesome friends to lovers story, it takes time for their relationship to bl I love sports m m, and I haven t read a book by Brad Vance yet that I wouldn t like And this one was wonderful It was manly and touching at the same time, I had tears in my eyes at some moments but it never crossed to being too sweet or too sentimental In the very beginning I had a bit of difficulty to get in but as soon as the author started telling the story of either main character, it was unputdownable It is an awesome friends to lovers story, it takes time for their relationship to bloom but all the way it was fascinating to watch Roger and Brian move forward until they finally become for each other what they are meant to be.I loved Roger, he s really the kind of character I can t resist, with his pure Steve Rogers goodness But Brian, I understood him so well, his weaknesses, his need for instant gratification, his tendency to slack if given an opportunity were so familiar I empathized with him, and it was painful to see him being destroyed with those traits of his personality view spoiler And then when he picked up himself and was able to become a better man oh, how good it felt I can t describe how happy I was by the end of the book The title is perfect for this story Yes, there is always something that maybe doesn t go exactly dreamlike but given the circumstances Roger and Brian really get everything they could, and they deserve it, overcoming the situation, overcoming their own insecurities hide spoiler And I loved Roger s Dad

  10. Wency says:

    4.5 Addictive Stars Reviewed for lovebytesreviews.com All my mind registered when I started reading this book is that this is all about two young athlete falling in love with each in the constant scrutiny in the world of sports And if after reading the first sentence of this review you are expecting that this book will be all hearts and flowers then think again This book squeezed the right place in my heart for it to ache and used the right words and scenes to make me fall in love with it Rog 4.5 Addictive Stars Reviewed for lovebytesreviews.com All my mind registered when I started reading this book is that this is all about two young athlete falling in love with each in the constant scrutiny in the world of sports And if after reading the first sentence of this review you are expecting that this book will be all hearts and flowers then think again This book squeezed the right place in my heart for it to ache and used the right words and scenes to make me fall in love with it Roger Ehrens is a football athlete and he learned at an early age that he like boys and he also learned to keep a lid on so it would never come out It s a lonely place, to be in the closet all alone but it never feel so pronounced before he met Brian Brian is a baseball player He is thirsty for love, someone who can accept him and be proud of him something his father never gave to him So when he met Roger, it was the friendship that made him to want to work hard and do his best Soon feeling developed and he have to rethink, he is straight right Well I say Brian, labels are overrated This book is really a good read for me I love the rhythm and the flow of the story even with a lot of flashbacks It took me a little while to get used to the dual POVs but once I got the hang of it, I started to like the POV shifting in the next paragraph Roger and Brian s characters are pretty well written for me Their journey in this book is just amazing I love the sub characters too And seeing as this book is set in the Sports world I expected some hate for homosexuality but this would just make you feel good and focus on the struggle of the two main characters instead of the bigotry the world throws at them How the other faced his demon and regain what we thought he lost, but it was his from the very start I really enjoyed this one I highly recommend this book especially to those who love GFY and MM Sports themed books My first read from the author and this won t be the last.More reviews on

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