REVIEW – THE GUY ON THE LEFT (The Underdogs, #2) by Kate Stewart


It started with a lie. A night of blurred lines between a teacher and a student.

I wasn’t her student, yet it was the single most defining night of my life.

I’ve never been the man she thinks I am.

Most people have no idea about the life I’ve lived or the words that ring true when it comes to me—still waters run deep.

But you’d be hard-pressed to find a coed on the TGU campus who knows otherwise…because I’ve never corrected them.

The clock is ticking down, it’s Fourth and Inches with the ball inside the one-yard line and the focus is on me, The Guy on the Left. I’ve never felt like a football god, inside I’m…just Troy.

It’s time to set the record straight.

For my son, I‘ll find the strength.

In her eyes, I’m determined to gain redemption.

I will have them both, even if I have to take my eye off the ball.


*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE +++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I’ll never let her be alone again in the way she described to me. Instead of useless words of assuring her of it, I’ll prove that promise. And that’s going to take time. The more I become integrated into their lives, the more I feel like I can do anything, everything, for them both.




The ”Underdog” series is by far, one of Kate Stewart’s best. Each installment is as amazing as the last. ”THE GUY ON THE LEFT” pulls you in from page one. Towards the end of ”The Guy On The Right”, we were given a big reveal as to the connection between Troy, Clarissa, and Dante, but nothing could have prepared me for the bomb that was dropped in the prologue. From then I knew this was going to be nothing short of a STELLAR read. For those of you with weak hearts, who avoid angst at all cost, this is not the book for you. But, if you’re like me, and ANGST is your middle name—get ready to have your hearts completely annihilated. Don’t worry, it will all be worth it in the end.



What I’ve learned from this one is that Troy may be the Hero with the most depth and biggest heart of all the characters thus far. His unforgivable lie set the couple down a path that would bring them so much pain but one beautiful outcome was Dante. Dante just about stole every scene that he was in. Troy and Dante’s relationship will pull at readers’ heartstrings! Troy’s determination to do right by Dante and Clarissa made him my new top favorite Kate Stewart Hero!!





Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5++++
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5++++
Angst: 5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”THE GUY ON THE LEFT” is currently available! It could be read as a standalone, but do yourselves a favor and read ”The Guy On The Right” and ”The Guy in The Middle”, which you can find in the ”Team Player 2 Anthology”. You get to meet Theo and Lance in those two and there’s a healthy dose of Troy in them as well!!



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