Molly Reviews and Giveaway: Showing Him the Ropes by Christa Tomlinson (Champions of Desire Book 1)

Chance “The Chancellor” Gerhardt is a mainstay for Frontier Professional Wrestling. He’s won multiple championships and has the respect of the locker room. But after ten years at the top, Chance is looking for a new challenge. The one he gets, mentoring FPW’s young rookie, is both unexpected and unwanted.

Devin Jacobs is a hot new talent signed by Frontier Professional Wrestling. He’s always been a fan of The Chancellor, and not just because of the older man’s skill in the ring. He has it bad for the steely eyed veteran wrestler. Unfortunately for Devin, The Chancellor isn’t looking to get involved with anyone. Or is he? During long nights traveling and working together, Devin catches more than one secretly admiring glance from The Chancellor…

Devin is determined to earn victories and championships in the ring. But he’d also love the opportunity to win Chance’s heart. Can the two of them navigate their way through the hyper masculinity and backstage politics of professional wrestling to the most important victory of all? Or will their shot at love be defeated 1-2-3?

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This was a seriously fun story with characters I couldn’t help but fall for. Chance and Devin are perfect for each other. They have to get over some obstacles along the way. But once they do, they are so right together. I enjoyed the heck out of the professional wrestling aspect of the story. As someone that has watched wrestling for many years, I loved the behind the curtain look at a wrestling promotion. The things all of the wrestlers go through to be ready for their matches were fascinating.
Chance was someone that made my heart hurt. Especially at the beginning; but he was fighting his feelings and had a lonely life before Devin came crashing in. He loved with his whole being though, once he was finally able to get past his reservations. I loved how he cared for everyone at FPW and wanted the wrestlers to do and be their best and encouraged them to reach their goals.
Devin was a breath of fresh air. He had the enthusiasm for everything h did that was both refreshing as a character to read and brought life into everyone around him, renewing their drive for what they do on a daily basis. I loved how Devin wasn’t going to take crap from anyone and stuck up for himself against Chance. He showed amazing strength against some seriously strong willed guys.
I kind of wanted to know how the storyline with the leaks ends. But I think it’s going to wind up being an overall series plot so I have a feeling we’re going to get more of that in book two. I can’t wait to see all of these guys again in the next book and see who winds up being the next couple. I’ve got some guesses but I’m not sure if those two will actually get together.

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Devin changed the subject again. “So are you married?

“Hell no.”

“Are you seeing anybody?”


“Mess around with the ring rats then?”

Chance laughed. “Not even close.”

Devin thought that was an interesting answer. “So do you not hook up with any chicks? Should your gimmick be The Monk instead of The Chancellor?”

“I’m not a damn monk.”

“So then who-.”

Chance cut him off. “This conversation is done.”

Devin sat there quiet for a moment. Chance sounded just like him when he’d been trying to squirm out of admitting he was gay. And it made him wonder. Could The Chancellor be gay as well? “I don’t hook up with any of the groupies either.”


“I’m just saying, while we’re traveling together, you won’t have to worry about me bringing any girls up to our hotel room.”

Chance snorted and flicked on the right blinker to get over and exit the freeway. “Trust me, you wouldn’t. Because I wouldn’t allow it.”

Devin laughed as they drove down the exit ramp. “Is that right? What would you do if I did, spank me?” They’d come to idle at a stop light, so Chance turned and looked at him. His face was half in shadow, but Devin saw him run his eyes over him. And his heart started to pound. He knew that look. He’d seen that look plenty of times before – from guys who were interested in him. Seeing it from The Chancellor was the last thing he’d expected. But before he could decide what to say, or if he even should say anything, the light turned green. Chance turned back around to proceed through the intersection…

About Christa:
Christa Tomlinson is an exciting up and coming author in erotic romance. Her first self-published novel, The Sergeant, was an Amazon Best Seller for Gay and Lesbian Erotica for seven weeks straight.

Although Christa graduated from The University of Missouri-St. Louis with a degree in History, she currently prefers to write contemporary romance. She loves to create stories that are emotional and lovely with sex that is integral to the characters’ romantic arc. Her books include straight couples, curvy couples, gay, and multicultural couples. Love is love and everyone should have their story told.

Christa lives in Houston, Texas with her two dogs, and is a retired roller derby player.

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