Title: College Boys (Kindle edition)
Author: Daisy Harris
Grade: C+ (I received this story free in exchange for an honest review)
Synop: 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.
Review: What I loved: I really grew to enjoy Peter and Chris as characters — especially Peter. I liked that Peter knew who he was and wasn’t afraid to put himself out there. Chris was a nice guy and it was great to see him expand as a person. I had the feeling that, as a couple, Peter and Chris would be fine. The sex between the two was definitely hot with a side of sensuality. What frustrated me: Chris was a little bit too much of the stereotypical “in the closet jock.” Also, the relationship happened so very fast. For me, I think the story needed to be longer and have more gradual development between Chris and Peter. It was a little too fast for me to completely buy into their relationship. But I liked Peter so much that I overlooked that gripe, because he deserved to find a great guy. :) I might try another story in the Holsum College series and see how that one suits me. :)