Title: Catching Chance (Gilcrest University Guys Book 2)
Author: M.E. Parker
Publisher: M.E. Parker
Release Date: May 15, 2019
Genre(s): Sports romance, friends to lovers
Page Count: 252 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
What happens when you suddenly get everything you ever wanted?
First, you don’t believe it’s real.
Then you want more…
Let’s be honest, gay nerds from small towns in North Carolina don’t get to date the hot, popular quarterback. It’s just one of those impregnable laws of nature. Even if he was my best friend growing up. Even if it turns out by some miracle that he’s gay too. So, forgive me if I was a bit skeptical when Chance Wyrick asked me to be his boyfriend. That sort of thing just doesn’t happen in real life.
Sure, he has only shared his secret with me. And yeah, we’ve been fooling around for a few weeks. But again, let’s be honest, who else does he have to fool around with? He has to keep his secret. I’m safe. I’m just the first guy he’s ever fooled around with.
I’ve been in love with him for almost as long as I can remember. I’ve fantasized about what it would be like to be his boyfriend. So, when he asked, of course I said yes. It doesn’t matter that he’s not out. It doesn’t matter that it has to be secret. It doesn’t matter that I have to pretend. All that matters is that he asked me to be his boyfriend and that I said yes.
That’s what I was thinking the day Chance Wyrick asked me to be his boyfriend. Everything was fine until it wasn’t. Everything was fine until I wanted more …
Catching Chance is the second book in the Gilcrest University Guys series. It’s a full-length, “friends to lovers” romance novel. It has “coming out” and “first-time gay” themes, is stocked full of STEAM, heartache, and laughter, and it has a guaranteed happily ever after ending. The series will follow the love stories of four college friends. Catching Chance is the second of two books that concludes Andy and Chance’s love story. It can be read as a standalone, but if you want to follow Andy and Chance’s journey from the beginning, start with Book One, Chasing Chance. Look for book three, Resisting Rein (Cam’s story), to come out early this summer!
This series thus far is just incredible and if the sneak peak at the end of this book is anything to go on for book three in this series, well let’s just say Cam’s story is going to be explosive I do believe. And, I for one, cannot wait for it. As far as this book is concerned, I just loved Chance and Andy. With that said, this book in my opinion was a must. This book is a continuation of book one. And I cannot say enough just how incredible this story was. I loved Chance and Andy’s story.
Chance and Andy started their relationship in book one. But it was just getting started when book one ended. So with book two we got more in depth as their relationship grew. Of course Chance is still in the closet in this book and for Andy, that is not an easy thing because he is out and will not hide who he is for anyone. This in my opinion is very commendable to me.
Though it is not easy being in a relationship with someone who is in the closet, Andy loves Chance and would never force him to come out. Andy wants Chance to decide when and how he comes out on his own and not because of him. Chance is greatful to Andy for this because he has so many worries about coming out from football down to his father. But it is not easy for Chance either. He can see that he is hurting Andy by not being able to let others know they are together.
After an incident that Chance is none to proud of, he makes a decision that will change so many parts of his life forever. Andy is unsure if Chance is doing the right thing but he will stand by Chance no matter what. With not only Andy’s help but their tight group of friends Chance takes a leap of faith and with the leap being able to go either way for Chance, he is really just relieved that he has done it.
These two men have such an incredible love story. I love how these two are with one another and the way they have not forgotten things from when they were young that they promised one another. There love story is one to aspire too. I cannot wait for Cam’s story to come out. He is Andy’s best friend and he has a personality that grabs those around him and makes them love him whether you think you will or not. I cannot wait!!!
This book is definitely one my recommended read list as well as book one. M. E. Parker has done such an incredible job on this series so far and I believe the next two books will be just as amazing as the first two and I cannot wait!!!