I’ve read several of Keira Andrews’ books now, and have enjoyed all of them, so was delighted to read and review this one also.
Reading the Signs tells the story of rookie baseball pitcher Nico Agresta and veteran catcher Jake Fitzgerald. Nico is an up and coming athlete who has had a crush on Jake for years, but because of his family’s conservative nature and his dad’s bigoted opinions, Nico has hidden his true sexuality. Willed it to go away, even, wanting to be “normal”. But when a transfer lands Jake on his team, the old crush comes back into full force, especially since the two men end up working closely together.
Jake’s out to his family, but hasn’t announced it publicly, not wanting the hassle of media attention. He’s also single, so not being out hasn’t really bothered him. That is, until he meets Nico again after many years, and realises the gangly kid he remembers is actually now a gorgeous young man. Things suddenly become very complicated.
Overall, this is a great read. It’s probably my least favourite of Andrews’ books so far, but that’s down to the baseball element, much of which went completely over my head. It’s nothing to do with her writing, the story, or the romance, which, as always, was well-written, sensitive and sexy. There’s angst, love, loss, arguments, and lots, lots more going on between the pages of this book, which I’d definitely recommend for gay romance fans, especially if they’re into sports.