Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma #1) by Anne Tenino

I was given a copy of this ARC by Riptide Publishing in exchange for my honest review.  This book has adult themes and content- you have been warned.  Here is the cover and Goodreads blurb:

Brad is great at meeting other people's expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother's hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. He hasn't quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn't seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.

Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad's been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely-hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more-dare he admit the "L" word?-Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn't feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.

The title is a bit goofy and stems from one line in the story but you can't judge this book on that title.  I really enjoyed this book because Brad was so adorable and endearing.  He comes to terms with his orientation later in life and it leads him down a path to become the person that he truly is and not the guy that everyone expects him to be.  Sebastian is more like the gay version of what Brad has been pretending to be. He doesn't do relationships.  But Brad draws something out of him and they grow together.  This is one of those relationships where sex comes before love but it still works.  I found the characters to be fun and interesting.  I loved the way all of the secondary characters got more fleshed out than you'd expect in a romance.  I was shocked to see that Paul is the main character in the second book to this series but I still look forward to reading it.

You can find Anne Tenino on her website.  You can click here to add this book to your Goodreads.  This book can be found on Amazon by clicking here.  I give this book 4 Fairies for a sexy sweet love story with great characters!

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