Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Incoming Freshman by Carol Lynne

Incoming Freshman
Carol Lynne
Series: Campus Cravings #13
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Publish Date: August 1, 2011
Kindle {p.87}
Source: Personal Library
Genre: LGBT
Bobby Ray Sikes, Chet Sloan
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

Three years ago, Chet Sloan left a promising job as Offensive Line Coach at the University of Arizona in an effort to put distance between himself and an Incoming Freshman. Bobby Ray Sikes first came to Chet’s attention as a high school sophomore when he took his small Arkansas town’s football team to a state championship. For two years Chet watched Bobby Ray Sikes play, knowing the boy was meant for greatness. When he recognized his feelings had grown from adoration to something more, Chet ran. In an effort to save his career and Bobby Ray Sikes’s chance to one day go professional, Chet took a job at North Central Idaho University.

For three years, Bobby Ray Sikes played for a team he hated. Not only was he expected to act like the rest of the guys on the team, but the one man he’d agreed to play for had left him high and dry. After reading an article on BK House, a privately funded all-gay dormitory, in OUT magazine, he decides to do the unthinkable and transfer colleges his senior year.

Most coaches would be thrilled to learn a two time All American was transferring in to play ball for their team, but Chet’s feelings for Bobby Ray Sikes haven’t changed. Will he be forced to run again or can he coach the man he loves?
I was excited to see the return of the Campus Cravings series, but this installment fell a little flat. Bobby Ray and Chet have been in love with each other pretty much since Booby Ray has been legal. Even still Chet didn't feel that a relationship between them was a good idea because of the age difference and the fact that he was Bobby's coach.

There didn't seem to be any real depth between these two once they reconnected three years later. Sure they had a physical attraction to one another, but as a reader I didn't become invested in either one of them. I ended up connecting more with Bobby's roommate Dane than the two main characters. Now his story is one I'm looking forward to reading.
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Jeff Rivera said...[Reply]

This is a must read story. I like the romance between the two main characters and the plot is beautifully constructed. I admire the author for writing an awesome story like this. Thanks for sharing your review with us.

gautami tripathy said...[Reply]

That cover is drool worthy!!

Here is my review of Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham.

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