Title: Fever Pitch
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: September 30th 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult
Page Count: 270
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Sometimes you have to play love by ear.
Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with fall term only weeks away. Ditched by a friend at a miserable summer farewell party, all he can do is get drunk in the laundry room and regret he was ever born. Until a geeky-cute classmate lifts his spirits, leaving him confident of two things: his sexual orientation, and where he’s headed to school.
Giles Mulder can’t wait to get the hell out of Oak Grove, Minnesota, and off to college, where he plans to play his violin and figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. But when Aaron appears on campus, memories of hometown hazing threaten what he’d hoped would be his haven. As the semester wears on, their attraction crescendos from double-cautious to a rich, swelling chord. But if more than one set of controlling parents have their way, the music of their love could come to a shattering end.
Warning: Contains showmances, bad parenting, Walter Lucas, and a cappella.
I know Heidi Cullinan can write, of course. But this book…it slayed me! My thoughts and feelings are all over the place, so this is more like a bulletin board than a review.
–Aaron…What a kind soul he had. Adorable when he was shy and insecure, fierce when determined.
–Giles… He becomes Aaron’s home, he never leaves him. He might have been bullied and beaten but he was there for Aaron, ready to fight.
“I’ll never do that to you. Ever. I’ve been to the mountaintop, and I came down with an Uzi. You’re strong too, and you’re going to get through this.
–The secondary characters… Walter and Kelly from book one have a strong presence, especially Walter. He becomes a safe place for Aaron, besides Giles. Elijah,what an awesome and complex character. I really don’t know how I’ll manage to wait until August for his story with “bulletproof” Baz. The choir, the parents, all of them matter to the story.
-I cried like a baby when
- Aaron’s dad threw him out of the house without any shoes or coat. I wanted to kick this SOB’s ass so bad.
–They turned him off. They turned my beautiful baby off, and now he’s dead inside. I have to wake him up.
-Walter and Kelly’s wedding…beautiful!
Needless to say…highly recommended.