Rhythm and the Blue Line by PennLady

Description: Ryan is a musician, and she's not fond of sports. Brody's a hockey player, and he's not looking for anything serious. Then they meet.
Size: 525 KB ( ~ 99,556 words)
Type: Romantic
Sex Contents: Some Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Consensual, Romantic, Heterosexual, Humor, Sports

Review by BlackIrish   [other reviews by BlackIrish]

Reviewed: 2012-05-15 - (Review Updated: 2012-07-11)

Sports + sex, what's not to like?

This story is good to start with and gets even better. If I needed one word , it would be... normal. That's what draws me to this author in general and why I reviewed this story.

The guitarist and the hockey player get into a normal relationship. It's set in D.C. and goes in fits and starts with all the head games you expect of a modern relationship. Some sex, make that safe sex. And loving parents...well, not so much. Life gets in the way with jobs and family and travel-like it always does.

I like that there's no imaginary villains or harems or lotteries or story codes that make me cringe. The people act and react like you would expect people to act/react. Funny, sad, mad, stupid or clever - they're all here. You want to yell when they're stupid and reach out when they're sad.

The author weaves them all together and it fits.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9