Best Read [Mickie B. Ashling] ✓ Horizons || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓

By Mickie B. Ashling | Comments: ( 390 ) | Date: ( Dec 08, 2019 )

Twenty three year old Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems He s got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor the male trauma doctor who treats him for a broken bone.Dr Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signTwenty three year old Clark Stevens, a popular wide receiver with a potential NFL contract, has a few problems He s got a jealous girlfriend, a narrow minded and controlling father, an attention problem, and an unexpected and powerful attraction to the trauma doctor the male trauma doctor who treats him for a broken bone.Dr Jody Williams is getting some really mixed signals He can t ignore how much he wants Clark, because it s obvious Clark feels the same way For the out and proud doctor, the solution seems very simple For Clark, it s not His world is not gay friendly, and the obstacles he s faced have led him to deny his sexuality for years.It s the Super Bowl of disasters, no matter how you look at it In the end, Clark has to decide if he s going to stick with the only life he s ever known or take a chance on a new one with Jody.


  • Title: Horizons
  • Author: Mickie B. Ashling
  • ISBN: 9781935192879
  • Page: 284
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Mickie B. Ashling

Mickie B Ashling is the pseudonym of a multifaceted woman who is a product of her upbringing in multiple cultures, having lived in Japan, the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East Fluent in three languages, she s a citizen of the world and an interesting mixture of East and West A little bit of this and a lot of that have brought a unique touch to her literary voice she could never learn from textbooks By the time Mickie discovered her talent for writing, real life got in the way, and the business of raising four sons took priority With the advent of e publishing and the inevitable emptying nest dreams of becoming a published writer were resurrected and she s never looked back.She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world Her award winning novels have been called gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings Mickie currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago You can contact her at mickiehling gmail or leave a comment on her blog at mickiebashling



Comments Horizons

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    DNF at 36%I'm going to be kind and not rate this book, mostly because it's an ARC, and I'm feeling charitable today. Warning: bitchy Heather ranting ahead. Read with caution.I legit HATED this one. I hated the writing style, I hated the unbelievable story (I mean, what ER doctor tutors a random patient in literature in his spare time???), and I hated the whiny characters. But most of all, I hated the narration by John Solo. I'm done trying books by him because of the simple fact that I just can' [...]


  • Sarah

    Horizons has got plenty of 5 star ratings so I thought I’d best check it out. While the story begins well and there is some great smex, it was the crying that put me off. I know it’s good to be in touch with your emotions, but harden the fuck up! Maybe I am just a grumpy cow. O-o In saying that, I’d so go back and read the grubby bits cause they were rather good! sharrow.wordpress/2009/07/


  • Kassa

    In this melodramatic and over the top sports romance, angst and tears are as much a part of the men’s relationship as the rampant hot sex. From the polarizing personalities to the incredulous happy ending, this story unfortunately fails to deliver an interesting or well-crafted story or romance. Characterization ran from clichés to immense emotional angst without proper context or meaning leaving the amateurish prose better suited to fan fiction. This type of story might appeal to those who e [...]


  • Karen

    Horizons is probably one of the oldest books on my TBR list and to be honest had I known what was in story for me it would still be there ageing like fine wineor vinegar.Disappointed doesn't really cover it on this one. There were tearsClark cried, copious amounts. Jody cried, not as much as Clark but it was closedid I mention Clark cried? A lot! Clark's mother cried (bit of a psycho bitch this one), his brothers cried on at least one occassion each, Nikki cried a lot's a rough life being an unl [...]


  • Trio

    What an excellent story! It was huge in its scope, but wasn't too ansgsty the more I read by this author, the more I need :)Also, audio version - Ashling is so incredibly lucky she scored John Solo. He is incredible and does just a perfect job with her writing - 5 huge stars for him.


  • Gwendolyn

    The lack of research about college football just killed it for me. There is no real "MVP" of the year in college football. Of the game and of the week, sure. Offensive players can win the Heisman, and the best overall Defensive player get the Bednarik. There are awards for the best linebacker (the Butkus Award) the best running back (the Jim Thorpe Award) and so on; but MVP no. Also anyone taken high enough in the draft for that kind of signing bonus has a full scholarship. Books, an apartment o [...]


  • DarienMoya

    2.5 I became a fan of Mickie B. Ashling after reading Loving Edits, which happens to be one of my fave ménages out there. Then the awesome continued with Tono, so of course I was totally down with reading Horizons the blurb sounded interesting enough, but what sounded interesting soon started to fizzle and I was left all kinds of disappointed.Clark Stevens is a star football player at his college; he's so fantastic that the NFL is most definitely in his future. Too bad he's miserable, with his [...]


  • Don Bradshaw

    I passed over this book twice because the reviews and ratings were all over the place. A good friend finally recommended it to me strongly and I finally dove into this sweet, feel good love story. Jody is a serious trauma doctor with a penchant for falling for hard luck cases. Clark is a deeply closeted college football star who arrives at the hospital with a broken arm. There is more than the usual doctor/patient relationship between the two men but both are hesitant to act on it. This leads to [...]


  • Cindi

    3.5 stars, rounded up.Full review can be found at -I did something with this series I never do - I read #4 (Chyna Doll) before I read the stories before it. I'm now going back to where it all began.Horizons tells the story of Clark (a closeted football player) and Jody (a doctor who treats him after an injury). Jody is out and proud where Clark's NFL future might be in jeopardy if people find out he's gay. The sparks fly immediately between the two men and before long they are in the middle of a [...]


  • Samantha

    Meh.I wanted to like this, I really did, but in the end it just sits in the middle and is completely forgettable to me.Horizons is about Jody, a doctor, and Clark, a popular college football player with dreams of the NFL. While Jody is out and proud, even has a license plate saying so, Clark is so far in the closet he wouldn't know what way is up. Unfortunately, Clark also has a homophobic family with means to destroy Jody, and a friend with benefits who doesn't want to let go of the benefits.So [...]


  • Em

    Whilst this got off to a slow start, the pace soon picked up and there are a fair few steamy sex scenes. It has a good lot of angst, which I love, with a HEA. Only one small thing, as someone else mentioned, I'm not sure that Clark's father and mother would have changed their opinions so completely at the end, but there you go. Moving straight on to 'Taste' to hear what Lil has got up to!


  • Nichole (DirrtyH)

    Love love loved this book. Just the right combination of searing romance, hot hot sex and addictive melodrama. Well written, well developed, extremely satisfying. It was maybe a little over the top at times, but that's okay. It was entertaining, and the love between these characters exploded off the page. Look forward to reading more from this author.


  • Maggie Simms

    3.5Angst gallore with a few eye-rolling moments but all in all, an entertaining read.


  • Tina

    Since Mickie B. Ashling first published Horizons four yeas ago, a lot has changed for the LGBT community in our country. While Horizons was in final edits this time around, changes were happening so fast it was hard to keep up with them. I didn’t read Horizons when it was originally released, so it was a new book for me.Aside from some timing issues with football seasons, which I know were a pain for Mickie the first time around, I found Horizons to be an enjoyable way to spend a hot day indoo [...]


  • Amarilli Settantatre

    da sognipensieriparole4,5 - Questo libro esce solo ora per scelta della casa editrice, ma sarebbe in realtà il primo della serie. Fin da quando ho letto "La degustazione" e "Papi" accarezzavo il desiderio di conoscere anche la storia del vichingo biondo e del suo bel dottorino. Da vari indizi sapevo che i due nel primo libro avevano già fatto scintille, e infatti questa lettura tanto attesa non mi ha delusa.Anzi. Direi che questo è forse il libro più riuscito della serie. Certo, Grieg e Lil, [...]


  • ReginLaRadiosa

    “La realtà è che la maggior parte di noi cercano solo amore, come tutti gli altri. Vogliamo qualcuno da cui tornare a casa, che ci ascolti quando andiamo fuori di testa, da stringere durante la notte. Non siamo diversi dal resto del mondo.La maggior parte degli etero pensa che, perché siamo gay, tutto quello a cui pensiamo è il sesso. So che ci sono uomini gay fatti così, come ci sono uomini etero che passano da una donna all’altra, ma la maggior parte di noi non è diversa da voi. Vogl [...]


  • Jane (PS)

    I always enjoy sports stories. The interesting difference with this one is that the gay-phobic focus was on the family acceptance with virtually no reference to the possible team reaction. And the ADD was a great addition to the trauma that this disorder can cause for any young person, especially when it is purposefully ignored.


  • Jess Candela

    I had heard there was a lot of crying in this book, but didn't take it seriously as a problem; I've enjoyed other books in which the characters cried a lot. But in this one they kept crying for no apparent reason. It was like both main characters were PMSing hardcore, and I finally just couldn't take anymore. I stopped somewhere in chapter 11 (heh).


  • Chris

    Very good m/m romance about a deeply closeted college football player with a homophobic family who finds himself falling (despite himself) for the very out ER doctor who cares for his broken arm. That bizarre cover does such a disservice to this book!


  • Ms. Nikki

    Not my type of read. The extremely violent homophobic family and the rudimentary writing ruined this read for me.


  • El Ma

    Ich weiß nicht wirklich, wie ich es einordnen soll elmaliest.wordpress/2017/


  • Monika

    Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction Reviews3.75 StarsI really liked this book! Horizons is an angsty story with a sweet romance. While there is nothing new about the story it captured me from the start. It has plenty of drama, some of it a bit over the top. Clark is a college athlete and gay, he has a family that would never understand his being gay and on top of that he is being looked at by NFL scouts, a league notorious for not being gay friendly, that’s two strikes against his comi [...]


  • Elin

    We have college football player Clark Stevens, with the prospects of a career in the NFL. But Clark is gay, although very far in the closet, and he's suffering from ADD, and his controlling and somewhat abusive father has never let him get on meds for that.Then there is ER Doctor Jody Williams, he's gay, out and proud. And when they meet when Clark is brought into the ER there's instant connection/attraction.(view spoiler)[They start hanging out and become friends, but the attraction just can't [...]


  • jules0623

    Four and a half stars, really. It would have been five but for two little things.I really enjoyed this story. The cover art nearly put me off - I didn't realise how much I rely on it to get me to click on a book - but the blurb was interesting and I started reading it as soon as I bought it (rather than start one of the other several hundred books I have waiting on my Kindle). The first few pages are odd in pacing and a whole lot of 'tell' instead of 'show' which almost put me off. I think takin [...]


  • Eric Renoult

    3,5Alors voici enfin le premier tome de la série perspective, il paraissait bien alléchant.D’une part nous avons Jody qui est un homme qui a accepté son homosexualité et d’autre part Clark qui résiste à son désir. Clark est le personnage qui affronte le plus d’épreuves car il doit faire son coming out dans une famille peu tolérante et en plus il s’agit d’un sportif renommé. Bref rien qui ne faciliterait son coming out et une vie éventuelle avec Jody. Clark par certains côt [...]


  • Anita Bianchi

    bianchianita1971/2Non ho ancora letto "La Degustazione" ma ne ho sentito parlare talmente bene che non ho potuto non leggere il primo romanzo di questa serie. La storia è allo stesso tempo semplice e complicata: semplice come l'innamorarsi di due persone, complicata poichè i due sono due ragazzi e ci sono in ballo molte cose oltre ai sentimenti.Tra Clark e Jody basta uno sguardo per accendere una forte attrazione ma Clark è una stella nascente del football, con una famiglia a dir poco omofoba [...]


  • karlakolumna

    I am shocked that I, once upon a time, deemed this to be a four-star-read?! After re-reading this yesterday I totally have to change my rating here -- although I usually stick with a rating once given.So, this was pretty much one of the first M/M Romance books I ever laid eyes on, and I liked it, back then. (Lack of comparable books and age, I totally blame it on those^^)So yeah, I liked it then. Not so much, anymore. Too whiny main characters, literally. It's like these characters start crying [...]


  • FloJ

    This story hits all the right buttons. Everyone is good looking, there is a handsome doctor (Jody) with a tragic previous relationship, a hunky footballer (Clarke) with homophobic parents and brother, but also other supportive brothers, a bimbo girlfriend=f buddy while he is in denial.Jody and Clarke meet in ER when Clarke is injured in a game. (Luckily we do not need to know the rules of football to enjoy this book.) Sparks fly but are ignored - more or less - they meet again in ER - and conver [...]


  • Ali

    This one just wasn't for meybe it was the writing style. I'm a sucker for a good OFY/GFY story, but from the very beginning, it just didn't do it for me(though I finished, because I've definitely read a whole lot worse). Overall, I think there was too much dialogue. I kept being told what was happening, never really felt the characters. Both seemed a bit juvenile at times, which really didn't work since one was supposed to be a doctor. I think my favorite character was Lil, and considering he wa [...]


  • Rachael Orman

    **AUDIOBOOK REVIEW**This was such a conflicting story. I want to say it was beautiful, but there were some seriously hard times that made me want to cry because of the hatred displayed by secondary characters. Watching the relationship blossom between the two main characters from Doctor/Patient to Tutor/Student to lovers was really fun and sweet. I didn't particularly care that for the fact that Jody wasn't a little more careful about protecting his heart and the fact that he accidentally hurt C [...]


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Name *
Email *
Website
  • Best Read [Mickie B. Ashling] ✓ Horizons || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓
    284 Mickie B. Ashling
  • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Mickie B. Ashling] ✓ Horizons || [Philosophy Book] PDF ✓
    Posted by:Mickie B. Ashling
    Published :2019-09-23T17:04:12+00:00