Sunday, August 14, 2011

Romance Book Review: Incoming Freshman

Author: Carol Lynne
ISBN eBook: 978-0-85715-615-0
Series Connection: Campus Cravings
Genre: Gay MM/ Contemporary
Publisher: Total-E-Bound

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Bobby Ray has tried to get over his love for his recruiting coach, Chet, but after three years and numerous men he can't seem to. Making a big decision before his senior year, he decides to switch to where Chet is now head coach of the football team. He knows he has to convince Chet to take a chance on him and see him as the man he's become.

Chet knew that he was going to have to leave his job before Bobby Ray made his way to college. He had no businesses falling for a freshman. So taking on a new job he hopes to get over the young man. When he hears that Bobby Ray is coming play at his college, he can't believe it. He knows he still loves the football player. Now he has a decision to make. Can he not only be Bobby Ray's coach, but also his boyfriend?

Carol Lynne brings back her Campus Cravings series with book number 13. There is a new coach and some new team players to spice up the old successful series. This book is very much like the old series, featuring friendships and gay romance around the college football team. It isn't necessary to read the others to get into this book for those who want to start on number 13. Good story line and plot, as well as, good development and introduction to characters.

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?

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