Running with Lions
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team’s success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir’s trust. But to Sebastian’s surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town’s streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them.
Fun and Cute Read with Depth!
Really enjoyed this novel and zipped right through it in one setting! It features a lovely main character who tugs at your heart and a great ensemble - one of my favorite hallmarks of a good sports-themed book, movie, or tv show.
Really enjoyed the way it addresses toxic masculinity and primarily subverts it with the teams’ camaraderie and interaction.
Great rep as well including a male bisexual MC, several gay characters; Muslim (British Pakistani), African American, and Latinx rep with lots of intersections within that.
Give it a go! :)