Posts Tagged With: College Students

Book Review: No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys by Wade Kelly

Reviewed by Morgan 

27389706Title: No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys
Author: Wade Kelly
Series: Jock #2
Heroes: Chris Jackson/Alonzo Martin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 294 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  What is a sexy soccer stud supposed to do when “following family tradition” falls 180 degrees opposite his closeted ideal?

From birth, Chris Jackson has been schooled on how to land a cheerleader. After all, his father married one, and his father’s father before him. Heck, even his older brother married a stereotypical cheerleader the summer before Chris went off to college. For two years, Chris dodges invasive questions about relationships by blaming his lack of female companionship on grueling practices and heavy course loads. But his lack of interest in girls should’ve given his family a clue. It isn’t until Chris mentions meeting a boy that his father’s synapses short-circuit.

Alonzo Martin is anything but a buxom blond. From his black hair, combat boots, and trench coat to his nail polish and guyliner, the mysterious introvert isn’t easily persuaded to date. Alonzo’s insecurities keep Chris at arm’s length, but Alonzo’s painful past might meet its match in the charismatic jock’s winning smile and sense of humor.

When opposites attract, only cheerleaders and gummy bears can help overcome fear and family tradition.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Book Review: Say It With Ink by C.C. Dado

Reviewed by Morgan 

27419988Title: Say It With Ink
Author: C.C. Dado
Series: The Seattle Chronicles
Heroes: Levi/Jamie
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 61 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Levi can remember the exact moment the projection of his life changed entirely, from homeless dropout to college graduate. It was the day he found Jamie Donovan standing on his front porch—the boy Levi had secretly drooled over from afar would become the best friend he secretly drooled over up close.

When Levi gets a full ride scholarship but Jamie doesn’t, Jamie becomes an exotic dancer to help pay his tuition. Watching Jamie perform is pure torture for Levi, and hiding how he really feels starts to take its toll. And when the hot new guy from his Econ class hits on him, Levi has to decide just how long he’s going to stay devoted to his straight best friend.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Yellow Streak by Susan Laine

27157996Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

Title: Yellow Streak
Author: Susan Laine
Series: Heroes at Heart #2
Heroes: Yancy Bell/Curt Donovan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 82 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Yancy Bell, a book geek with a bladder problem, saved the life of suicidal gay jock Curt Donovan. But when Curt returns to college after the Christmas holidays pretending he doesn’t know Yancy, warning bells go off.

Has a frightened Curt decided the safety of the closet is preferable to coming out? A remorseful Curt comes knocking on Yancy’s door in the dead of the night. Yancy wants to help Curt find the courage to proudly be himself and pursue his dreams, but first Curt needs to come to terms with his past acts. Yancy can only hope their reunion ends in light, not darkness.
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Categories: 2 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Kick at the Darkness by Keira Andrews

Reviewed by Susan65

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00067]Title: Kick at the Darkness
Author: Keira Andrews
Heroes: Parker Osborne/Adam Hawkins
Genre: MM Sci-Fi
Length: 265 Pages
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: May 28, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: To live through the zombie apocalypse they have to survive each other first.

College freshman Parker Osborne is having the worst day ever. He humiliated himself trying to pick up a cute guy, he hasn’t made any friends at school, and his stupidly hot jerk of a TA gave him a crappy grade on his paper. He’s going to drop Adam Hawkins’ film class and start fresh tomorrow after he’s had a good sulk.

But Parker’s about to find out what a bad day really looks like—if he can survive the night.

A virus is unleashed, transforming infected people into zombie-like killers. After these quick and deadly creepers swarm campus, Parker only escapes thanks to Adam swooping him onto the back of his trusty motorcycle. Now they’re on the run—and stuck with each other.

When they’re not bickering, they’re fighting off the infected in a bloody battle for survival. Their only hope is to head east to Parker’s family, but orphaned Adam has a secret he’s not sure Parker will accept: he’s a werewolf. Can they trust each other enough to find some light in these dark days?
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Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Pura Vida by Sara Alva

Reviewed by Morgan 

61Ih1Mh73wL__AA300_Title: Pura Vida
Author: Sara Alva
Narrator: Joseph Northton
Series: Love Has No Boundaries
Heroes: Simon/Juan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Publisher: Sara Alva
Release Date: August 7, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Simon has found himself in an open relationship for the summer—though not by choice. Instead of wallowing, he’s decided to make the most of a family vacation to Costa Rica by hooking up with the first hot guy available. Trouble is, he has no clue how to go about doing that.

Luckily, he runs into someone with a little more experience. But when the moments of lust turn into something more, Simon isn’t so sure he’ll be able to return to his old relationship. And there’s no way to hold onto this new one, either, as thousands of miles will separate them in only a few short weeks. Either way, he’ll have to learn to let go.

This story was written as a part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s “Love Has No Boundaries” event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment