In regards to some comments about Ty Game, and with all due respect to the commentators, I feel like you guys went into the story expecting the wrong thing: for it to be yet another football player goes gay story. Admittedly, that's pretty much how Gold advertised it and we had only had a vague idea about the arranged marriage subplot since it was mentioned in Overtime (but there was a lot going on there, so no big deal if you didn't remember, hell, I didn't). More importantly, I feel like a lot of us are reading into Ty the wrong way--one person in particular calls him an asshole who thinks he can get away with anything; the issue with being upset about that is that it's almost the point. Ty isn't an asshole though, let me say, because at no point is he really rude to anyone except his mother and a few select instances when he's particularly upset, but he's meant to be that entitled kid who got the world handed to him in exchange for some small show of talent. Better yet, he was already from a wealthy background. That is his character, and it's actually explained by Tami and Arch and even his uncle that yes, it's a lot for a 22 year old, so it's no wonder he expects his money (which he thinks is his rightful due for being who he is) to solve his problems.
As I said, with us not really expecting the marriage sideplot, of course Tami seems to be unimportant. When you aren't interested in a character, of course they don't seem good. In my opinion, she was pretty interesting, if somewhat generic. Most importantly to me, is that even when she's angry with Ty after the climax, she recognizes that he's young (and also that what she's mad about is a grey issue, not explicitly him doing something he shouldn't have, since while neither party really discussed it, they both independently weren't expecting Ty to be especially faithful).
Arch, unfortunately, isn't actually present for most of the story. This is where another big issue that I'm seeing lies. We all wanted more Arch, and I frankly think he was an underutilized character who weakens the ending many people are complaining about. In the end, yes, the ending does seem hammy and easy. Ty didn't earn anything he got, and he didn't really make any harsh decisions. It all came down to Tami deciding she could be patient and wait for him to mature while also reaching out herself to try and widen her views (the same goes for Arch in that regard). Overall, good book, okay execution. Everything was laid out for us, but as with how writing usually goes, things are up to the reader's interpretation. Poor advertisement, but honestly, I think it's better than the last three Out of Position books, (don't mind me, I'm still upset over Kodi).
Edited at 2018/12/24 06:42:40