Thursday, July 19, 2012

Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino

Title:   Frat Boy and Toppy
Author: Anne Tenino
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Theta Alpha Gamma #1
Main Characters: Brad & Sebastion
Release Date:  March 2012

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Brad is great at meeting other people's expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother's hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.

Unfortunately, it's not that easy. He hasn't quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn't seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.

Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad's been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely-hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more-dare he admit the "L" word?-Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn't feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.

My Review:
I made the mistake of starting this book at 10:30 at night. I could not put it down and stayed up half the night reading it. I loved this book!

Brad is 21 years old and the book starts with the self-realization that he's gay. Of course, he's always had inklings, but has always lived in denial about the fact. He's a jock. He sleeps with women...a lot. He's a guy's guy, but he can no longer deny it to himself. He's sexually drawn to guys. I loved Brad. At 14 yo, he had something happen which skewed his vision of himself and has just never even considered the possibility about being gay again, except in his dreams. Suddenly, he's realized those dreams have become daydreams and he can't deny it any more...and it honestly is a shock to him. Yes, his denial has been that strong. 

As he slowly starts to come out to others, it was really sweet. No one reacts the way that he expects and this poor guy is not only dealing with his own confusion, but also his confusion about how others see him. The reactions range from denial to full-out acceptance and they all keep his head spinning. You can't help but love this guy and what he's going through.

Then there's, gorgeous, man-whore Sebastian who is drawn to Brad even though he thinks he's straight. Sebastian has no idea what Brad is going through until Brad comes right out and asks to have sex with him. I love Brad's honesty through all this and the fact that suddenly he feels like a needy girl. These two together are much chemistry and so incredibly sexy together. It shocks them both at just how good they are and quickly feelings become heavily involved to the confusion of everyone. 

The story description of this book is really good and so is the book. It's definitely going to make one of my Top Reads of 2012. I loved it! Just really a fantastic book with a great balance of emotion and really hot sexiness!

I received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review.


Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

I gotta read this! I just requested it from NG. Now its the wait game to see if the stars and moons are aligned properly for me to actually be approved.

Christi Snow said...

I think you'll like it Vanessa! This book gave me a reading hangover...the good kind. Even now, I want to sit down and re-read it again!!