Touch Memory

Touch Memory is a must-read. Alice Severin has written a truly beautiful tale of passionate love in the world of football (soccer), where gay players still struggle to come out in the face of societal and sports-world taboos, putting their professional careers at risk. Severin creates an atmosphere of electric, sexual tension between the protagonists that is almost palpable, while at the same time portraying the tenderness that they feel for each other and their unspoken understanding. Despite the fact that Gabriel and Jabier live separate lives, their connection cannot be broken. The minute you pick up this book, you will be transported to beautiful Spain filled with sun, passion, multiple bottles of Ribera del Duero, and mouth-watering food in sleek restaurants. In addition, you will learn a lot about the game! Exquisite setting, sports, beautiful people, and a love story — what more could you ask for!

Alice Severin writes beautifully about repressed passion and the emotional ups and downs of thwarted love. This novel of three male football (soccer) players from Spain explores all their emotional conflicts and desires for each other in compassionate and, ultimately, uplifting detail. We think of successful athletes as having it all – money, fame, sex appeal — but this book shows there’s so much more behind the fantasy.

In the highly competitive world of European football, Gabriel knows even friendships can be hazardous. Loyalties become divided, players change clubs. And when they do, it shouldn’t matter.

Because you’re never supposed to get that close.

Since childhood, there’s been one dream and one focus. To play at the highest level and be chosen to represent your country. If you’ve done that, then you’ve succeeded beyond your wildest hopes. There’s nothing else to wish for.

Because you believed nothing else was as important.

Every day, the sport demands more. You’re pushed beyond your limits under the constant pressure to perform. In return, there are rewards – fame, wealth, expensive cars, beautiful women. It feeds the illusion.

Because you know one bad tackle can end it all in a second.

For a long time, Gabriel has ignored his feelings. To deny a secret is to admit it exists. And he can resist temptation.

Because you only get one true love, and that was supposed to be football.

One unexpected phone call.

One simple question.

Because you knew this could happen.

The story of Gabriel and Jabier.

Touch Memory – Amazon US

Touch Memory – Amazon UK

Touch Memory the book by Alice Severin
The book by Alice Severin