Tap Out is the third book in the Bannon’s Gym series from Cat Grant. I read and very much enjoyed the first two, so looked forward to seeing what was in store for the characters next.
While the switching POVs can be a little confusing, this book mainly tells the tale of Tom and Aaron, with lots of crossover between the two as their lives become intertwined. Without giving too much away, the storyline covers Aaron and his continuing struggle with injury and drugs, and Tom as he tries to get past his mother’s suicide and move on with his life. But, naturally, life isn’t simple and it throws plenty of curveballs at the characters, and what makes this such a good read is seeing how they cope and how relationships are made and broken by this.
Overall, this is another gritty read from Cat Grant, with some very emotional parts, as well as hot sex scenes. A good ending to an intriguing series – definitely recommended for those who like their M/M erotic romance laden with angst!