Author: Jamie Fessenden
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:March 7th 2014
Page Count: 204
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
In 1996, Jake Stewart is starting his third year at the University of New Hampshire. Even as a successful business major, he is absolutely miserable. Not only is Jake pursuing a field he hates when he’d rather study art, he is utterly terrified of what will happen if his father finds out he’s gay. When he finally gets up the courage to move into the creative arts dorm on campus, his new roommate, Danny, is openly gay—and there’s no denying the attraction between them.
Danny Sullivan has been out since high school, and he appears comfortable with his sexuality. But something happened in Danny’s past—something that gives him nightmares he refuses to talk about. Unknown to Jake, the way he mistreated his friend, Tom Langois, when Tom came out to him in high school, is mild compared to the way someone very much like Jake treated Danny.
It may be too late to fix the mess Jake made with Tom, but if Jake wants to be with Danny, he’s going to have to fix the mess made by another closeted jock he’s never even met.
This was a pretty nice surprise. It had everything I love:
-Naked people walking around.
-And my weakness, a ginger MC
If you ‘re looking for a NA story, with sweetness, a little angst, and a good dose of steam that’s the one.