The Locker Room

The Locker Room

Amy Lane / Aug 22, 2019

The Locker Room Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life Christian Edwards and basketball the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he d rather forget His two obsessions have served hi

  • Title: The Locker Room
  • Author: Amy Lane
  • ISBN: 9781613720127
  • Page: 468
  • Format: ebook
  • Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life Christian Edwards and basketball the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he d rather forget His two obsessions have served him well He and Chris beat the odds and stayed together through high school, college, and right on to the NBA.But life under fame s microscope isn t easy, especially when twoXander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life Christian Edwards and basketball the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he d rather forget His two obsessions have served him well He and Chris beat the odds and stayed together through high school, college, and right on to the NBA.But life under fame s microscope isn t easy, especially when two men are pretending to be frat buddies so the world doesn t know they re the next best thing to married Their relationship survives the sacrifices they make and the lies they tell to stay together, but when their secret is exposed, the fallout might destroy them when nothing else could.Chris and basketball are the two things holding Xander together Now the world is asking Xander to make a choice Is there an option that includes a future with the man he loves

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      • Amy Lane

        Amy Lane dodges an EDJ, mothers four children, and writes the occasional book She, her brood, and her beloved mate, Mack, live in a crumbling mortgage in Citrus Heights, California, which is riddled with spiders, cats, and than its share of fancy and weirdness Feel free to visit her at greenshill orwriterslane, where she will ride the buzz of receiving your e mail until her head swells and she can no longer leave the house.


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    1. 4 AWESOME STARS, minus 1 Ripped the F$%k off StarI had to wait overnight to do this review, just so I wouldn't cuss the blue streak to end all blue streaks.This is me at the beginning of this book.About a quarter in.Halfway.But at the end?***SPOILERS AHEAD***I'm sooooo pissed off. Amy Lane wrote an awesome story here. Awesome.I loved Xander and Christian. They were the yin to each others' yang. The syrup to each others' pancake. They completed each other (don't judge me). They went through so ma [...]


    2. Jesus, Amy Lane is going to kill me.I can't read any more of her books until I've been through another round of therapy. Beauty and kindness and bravery and loyalty on this scale is too intense for a fragile heart like mine.Haven't cried this much in years. No more Amy Lane for me.(view spoiler)[HAHAHAHAH just kidding, I read her all the time. (hide spoiler)]


    3. TRUE LOVETHE REAL DEAL, beat the odds, makes you better, gets you through anything, worth the pain, selfless, makes the happy better because we're together, strong, will outlast ALL hate, pain, bigotry, sacrifice, and come out FUCKING SHINING in the endTrue.Love.This bookThese menAt 14 years old Xander met Chris on basketball court while he was trying to escape a bit from the horribleness that was his life. An addict mother, hunger, desperation, and Chris he saved him, they played basketball tha [...]


    4. This book is everything a M/M romance should be. Amy Lane seriously raised the bar with this one.I am usually not a huge fan of sports books. They either veer to the end of too buddy-buddy or they have too much sports info and I get bored. I'm not a sports fan in real life so I don't get anything extra from reading a book about guys in sports falling in love. However, Amy Lane just showed me how amazing this sub-genre can be. I am completely in awe of this book. This book is epic. We follow Chri [...]


    5. FIVE SIZZLING, THROBBING, FUCK ME NOW! STARSLOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book SO MUCH!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!! I loved this book so much!!!!! Chris is so perfect. I have fallen in love with books. I have fallen in love with authors. But I have never fallen head over heals for a character! Chris! I love you! I have read this book at least seven hundred times! I LOVE IT! For all you Xander lovers out there. you went for the wrong guy!! CHRIS ALL THE WAY!!!!!  The book that started a phenomenon and opened my [...]


    6. BR with Alona and Mark.Well, I'm devastated. I might write more later. Right now I don't want to think about it.


    7. After months and months and months of refusing to read this, I finally put on my big-girl-panties and decided to do it.And once I started it I could not stop. It kept me up into the wee hours or the morning. I took a little break for sleep but once I woke up I had to finish it. Of course, like most of Amy's other books this is all angst, angst, and more angst. I think I may have laughed a handful of times but I guarantee you I cried more times than I laughed! These guys just broke my heart over [...]


    8. I like the beginning of this book, as I always do when I read this Author.Please hold your tomatoes as not everyone have to like this story, and I'm one of them.This story has so much angst, drama and cheating One of the ladies wrote this and I agree completely with her."How could they go off and have sex with some one other than the love of their life . . . it's one thing if you haven't found your soul mate, but to have made the commitment they made and then go screw around - I don't care what [...]


    9. A beautiful love story that has torn my heart outXander and Chris's story was one of the most emotional reads I've experienced in awhile."Because it"s you and basketball, Christian. Only one of you can break my heart."BeautifulTenderPassionateAmazing This book is epic, very powerful and real. Over 15 years of loving each other and beating the odds. And what love it was. I loved the passion these two men had for each other, the love unconditional. No hesitation, not for a second, it was them, and [...]


    10. I was really looking forward to reading this, given the nearly five-star rating on ; I was thinking if I had come here prior to reading it, I'd have been better prepared for it, but it has over 4.5 stars here, too.I liked the storyline itself--boys who meet as teenagers, fall in love, stay together through challenging circumstances, and then run into issues when their private lives are in danger of becoming public. It's a really great plot with a ton of potential. I love sports, too, so I was lo [...]


    11. I see Amy Lane's name consistently popping up as a fantastic weaver of deeply emotional stories, and after reading this book, I agree. The cover looks atrocious, but I've learned over time to trust in my friends and not cover artist. So please don't let the cartoonish depiction of Xander and Christian.The book's blurb says it perfectly:Xander Karcek has only wanted two things in his life: Christian Edwards and basketball—the man he loves and the game that let him escape a childhood he’d rath [...]


    12. Ooops! No rating.Its me not the book, this book has so many rave reviews but it is clearly not for me. I am calling it time of death at 80%I just could not take it anymore, this book is just sad, i wanted a sweet sports romance book, what i got was an angst fest. I was exhausted. I am ok with angst but this was too much, i read some reviews and it ends with no resolution and so i know i'm not missing anything.


    13. So I thought when I was finished with this that I would write this great review but I realize that I can't. I am still numb. Amy Lane fucking kills me, I have said this many times. I know I have a thing for boys in the closet but this hurt. This was more than being in the closet, this wasgood lord. This hurt. It hurt to know how Xander lived, waitrvived, before he met Christian that night on the court. It hurt to know that the only things this boy loved were Chris and Basketball and that one cou [...]


    14. ***Have just finished the audio book of this, narrated by my favourite Sean Crisden. Well worth a listen. *** A magnificent story and my favourite Amy Lane, although Sidecar and Beneath the Stain are extremely good too. Plenty of angst, lots of tears from this reader together with a few smiles, but make no mistake, this is an intense and sometimes painful read.Xander & Chris, sighs. Together since they were 14, all Xander ever wanted was basketball and Chris. Their love and their journey tog [...]


    15. I read this book in one fast rush and then immediately turned back to the beginning and started it again. It just really worked for me. This is the story of two basketball players, Xander and Chris, who meet at the age of fourteen and never look at anyone else, never falter in their love for each other despite all the crap that a life in sports can and does hand to them. It's a little overwrought, the characters are polarized. (Xander's mom has no redeeming qualities at all, Chris's parents neve [...]


    16. 3.5 starsI have mixed feelings about Locker Room. The premise honestly works for me as I adore angst driven men –it’s a weakness of mine- but the ending really disappoints me. I know not all readers will feel the same but I personally feel cheated. The book also tends to exaggerate and the emotions are wild and outrageous, always the depths of despair and the height of happiness. That doesn’t bother me as I like Lane’s writing and the story works regardless but not all readers may apprec [...]


    17. The Locker Room by Amy LaneThis is the beautiful coming of age story of Xander and Chris. The two met when they were 14 on a basketball court. Xander grew up in the home with an addicted mother who was never there for him. Upon meeting Chris, Xander felt like he was salvation. I'm at a loss as to what to what write because I feel like if I go beyond this point I'll be spoiling the feeling and emotion of the book and I don't want to do that for any future reader. Instead I will tell you that this [...]


    18. I do not think I've read a book that has ever wiped me out emotionally like this one has. (I mean, I write it, but rarely read it.) I tip my hat to Amy Lane. To write things like this can be just as exhausting as reading it. Sometimes I think more so because as authors, our characters are with us all the time. They become a part of our lives. In our heads, in our thoughts, with us throughout the day. Today, Chris and Xander were with me WAY after I finished reading the book.I think this is one o [...]


    19. Whilst the title might lead you to believe otherwise, it really isn't that heavy on sport. Basketball in this story to me, is a means to an end. Xander wants two things in life:- basketball and Christian. It is however, a powerful story of boys becoming men. A love between two men that face down hardship, bigotry and other hurdles in their quest to be together. A quest to share a lifetime of enduring love. 5 stars


    20. WOW!! Just WOW!!! I love this bookI love these guys! Xander and Chris *sigh* what a beautiful journey Amy Lane took me on. She had me smiling, crying and a lot of times just going awwwww! This was a love story from start to finish that I didn’t want to end. Please I want more!!!The only negative is the cover, I hate it, it doesn’t do the book justice! I say look past that cover and read Xander and Chris’s story, I will be reading it again and again!!!! *LOL*


    21. Xander and Chris share a bond that is so deep that it endures when it is tested by external forces as well as internal ones. The boys are a testament to true love and I will re-read this one again and again. My paperback is on it's way.


    22. Unfortunately I have forgotten everything about this book and the narrator as I finished it nearly two weeks agoSorry guys!


    23. Amy lane keeps getting better and better!!!!Where do I even begin to review this amazing story? So here is the thing….I was privy to this story during its inception….I was a Beta reader for Amy Lane, receiving Locker Room one chapter at a time…Being able to absorb this story slowly was wonderful.Xander Karcek was made for greatness….He feels he would not have achieved this, if it wasn’t for his Chris, Christian Edwards. So lets start at the beginning.At fourteen, and standing at 6 foot [...]


    24. There are so many things I could say about this book. So many things. I could talk about how much I loved the characters, or how envious I am of Amy Lane’s writing style because she’s so amazing, or how she creates these worlds and families that I just wish I could be part of. But what it boils down to, what my knee-jerk reaction was the moment I read the last line, is this: I fucking loved it. Start to finish, I adored it.See, I run the whole gamut of emotions when I read something by Amy L [...]


    25. No one makes me feel all the feelings quite like Amy Lane and The Locker Room is no exception. I read this book in a single sitting, and wow. Just wow.The Locker Room takes us from the moment Xander and Chris meet when they're 14, until they are 28 with professional basketball careers. Their journey is full of hope and heartbreak as they try to navigate a course with too many obstacles and too much to lose. Xander only wants two things in his life -- Chris and basketball. And as long as he and C [...]


    26. What a fantastic little gem! The book takes place over approximately 15 years and I loved every minute of it. Xander and Chris grip your heart from the first page and don't let go until the very end. We get a great story, loveable characters (for the most part), a nice dose of saucy steam and above all elselots of heart. My favorite thing about this book is that you never question the love between Xander and Chris. And it is melt your heart, bone deep love. My only grievance is a bit of an abrup [...]


    27. I am sorry it took me so long to read this book. I cannot remember the last time I became so emotionally involved with both mc's. The love Xan and Chris share is inspiring. I felt for Xan from the start, and Chris just jumped right in, took his hand and, aside from the struggles they both faced, held on until the end. Xan was unbelievably lucky to have found such a wonderful and giving friend and family. I felt like I was holding my breath throughout a lot of this book anticipating what would ha [...]



    28. After putting this one on hold for ages I finally decided now was the time. I knew from friends and reviews that this one was gonna be tough and boy was it. But it was not the ugly faced cry I was expecting.Xander is a guy you will absolutely adore. From the very beginning he captured my heart, first as the lonely neglected kid then through all the phases of him growing up. Tissues were a permanent addition to my hand, but the tears were almost gentle in a way. Maybe it was the hope that was thr [...]


    29. Let me just say Amy, If you're reading this, you've truly outdone yourself :DI thought Xander and Chris were one of the most touching couples i have ever read I'm not ashamed to say that Xander's story had me on the brink of tears within the first 10 pages and the sincerity of their relationship had me openly weeping by the last chapter. I felt more connected to Xan than nearly any other literary figure I have yet to come across the raw emotion brought on by the pain of an abusive home and the i [...]


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