Saturday, June 1, 2013

College Boys (Men of Holsum College #1) by Daisy Harris

I received a copy of College Boys from Siren Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  This is an adult book with adult content.  Here is the cover and Goodreads blurb:

When soccer star Chris Fischer moves next door to an openly gay classmate, he doesn't realize the wall between their rooms will be so thin he'll hear his neighbor's every move. But soon he and Peter become friends, and Chris is intrigued—imagining what happens on the other side of the wall.

Active on the Queer Student Council, Peter Cohen wishes he wasn't so damn hot for his straight neighbor. He can't tell if Chris is flirting or in denial or what, but Chris's innocent overtures lure Peter into flirtation that throws his world into chaos. Peter doesn't want to date a closet case, but he desperately, passionately wants Chris.

Soon Chris must choose whether to run away from his new feelings or embrace a relationship with the guy he loves. And Peter must decide if he can give his heart to a guy who hasn't yet figured it all out.
This story was adorable.  I really felt for Chris who couldn't deal with his friends after his mother's death.  I spent at least a month just barely going through the motions after my dad died.  I can understand his need for solitude.  Chris reached out to Peter though and the two of them connect.  I love how Chris doesn't have some huge freak out as he comes to terms with his attraction for Peter.  He just realizes it and comes to terms with it in his own way.  Not everyone has some big epiphany or some elaborate coming out.  Not everyone finds that they have same sex attraction in their childhood.  Everyone is different and I loved that Chris did not fit any stereotypes.  He just realizes that he has feelings for Peter and acts on it.  It is not just a physical or sexual attraction either.  It's something from the heart.  The ending is cut a little short but the quality remains intact.  I look forward to reading more from this series!

You can find Daisy Harris on her website and on Twitter.  You can purchase this book for the Kindle here.  You can add it to your Goodreads by clicking here.  I give this book 4 Fairies for a fun and sweet romantic read.

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