Friday, June 15, 2012

Book Review: Frat Boy & Toppy by Anne Tenino *Riptide Publishing*

Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino Frat Boy and Toppy

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.

I obtained the above information from Riptide Publishing House.

My only warning is that this is a m/m loving story. So, if this is not your cup of tea... You will not offend me. You can merely just drop by to say Hi! Thanks for coming over in advance!

Where do I start with this one... This is my first Anne Tenino story I have read and it won't be my last. She engaged me in the story from the first page to the last page... This story was such a treat. There was drama, there was lust going to go love, there was family support and there was friend support. The story was sweet and even though I thought it was going to go bittersweet on me... The ending had me grinning from ear to ear!

Brad is a frat boy college guy. He is just a typical guy... He is on the football team, he belongs to a frat house, he has scored more off the field than on the field if you know what I mean... He is the jock of all jocks. But he is also confused as to what team he truly wants to play for. What I found delightful about Brad is that he does go to family - well his family actually comes to him - when it comes to the matter of his heart.
Another delight, not sure if I would say delight, but I found that I loved was that Brad did have a conscience. He did give to thought to his past flings. Especially when he truly "comes out."

Sebastian is my geeks geek! I love him. He is such a great character and such a tease. He is patient and understanding but he also knows that things don't always last forever. But I will have to say he does know what team he plays for... He loves guys. He has loved lots of guys. Always playing, never looking for anything series. Sebastian did not think he was capable of anything other than a few months of play. But when he finally figure out what love is... It might be too late.

This is a great tale of the actual "coming out" the gay closet. It is such a sweet, but heart tearing story. Brad is really confused and being stuck in a house full of straight guys is just another thing he has to deal with. Being told you are one thing your whole life, hinders who you truly are. But what I liked was Brad is at the age where the decisions are his to make, his life to control. It was kinda scary knowing that Brad wanted to come out because of where he was in life... In college, in a frat house. I mean, I can only imagine how hard it might be for some to just come out... but to come out in a frat house. It could have gotten very ugly.
But this story is truly a delightful tale of two people who discover love in a tight spot!

I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did! It truly is an awwweee kinda story!

And remember... Always keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy! Photobucket

1 comment:

  1. I really liked this book.Loved Brad :)
    Great review Cecile.


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