Title: Prize Package
Author: Kyle Adams
Length: 13,731 words
Genre: m/m Contemporary Comedy Romance
Blurb: When Jason Smith wins a contest he doesn’t remember entering, he earns a visit with The MeatGrinder, aka Trent Peterson. Trent expected a rabid fan; instead, he gets Jason, who knows nothing about wrestling, doesn’t care about the prizes, and would prefer to skip the official wrestling demo, please. Trent should be annoyed, but by the end of the day, Trent knows he wants more than one day with Jason. Now he just has to convince Jason that Trent is more than his alter ego.
Review: This story definitely isn’t perfect, but the fact that it literally had me laughing, out loud, and constantly throughout definitely gave it a higher rating!
Jason has a compulsion, he can’t help but enter in contests and giveaways. When he wins a day with The MeatGrinder, a popular professional wrestler, he’s a bit baffled since he can’t even remember entering. Then, when he realizes that the hulk of a man is actually Trent Peterson, the man he spent his whole college years crushing on from a short distance, he can’t help but be excited to see him.
Trent has no idea who the man is who shows up at his door as a contest winner. He has no idea that Jason doesn’t know The MeatGrinder but knows his real life identity. When Jason doesn’t seem all that interested in seeing his championship belt or even understand anything about wrestling, he decides to take his chances in seducing the cute guy.
I had a bit of trouble getting into the rhythm of the story, mostly because Jason’s mind is somewhat erratic. So it did take me a while to figure out their history and how exactly Jason knew who Trent was. Still, the story was so delightful to read just because it was so hilarious that I couldn’t help but fall in love with it. Jason and Trent immediately have a kind of repartee, always hovering around the fact that Jason isn’t really a wrestling fan even though he’s trying to pretend he is. And when Trent gets in the game of teasing him back, the story really picked up.
This is definitely one that you’ll want to read just for the laughs. While there is a relationship of sorts, it’s more the pre-relationship and initial attraction than the thing itself, and the story ends with a HFN ending. This was the first story I picked up because I’ve reviewed Kyle Adams stories in the past and really liked them. But, I’ve read several since this one and this still remains one of my favorite just because it’s fun