Friday, August 24, 2012

Player and the Prude by Daisy Harris

Title: Player and the Prude
Author: Daisy Harris
My Rating: A 

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Men of Holsum College #4
Main Characters: Brooks and Matt
Release Date: July 2012
ISBN: ebook
Publisher: Siren
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Brooks Price loves a challenge. So when a frenemy dares him to sleep with a dorky, over-tall film major, Brooks amps up his considerable charm. Matt Porter can't guess why Brooks is flirting with him. Raised religious, Matt doesn't believe in sex before relationships. Unfortunately, Brooks is all about sex, and Matt doubts Brooks is interested in anything else. Slowly, Brooks chips away at Matt's armor-taking him on dates, asking for kisses, holding hands-baby steps, none of which Matt can resist or refuse. However, when Brooks pushes too far, Matt freaks out. Despite his stoic exterior, Matt's painfully conflicted over his sexuality-scared of his darker desires, worried about hurting Brooks. The pair explores boundaries, but when things turn rough and Matt unleashes his inner wants, he doesn't know if he can overcome his shame about sex in order to be with the man he's growing to love.

My Review:
I have adored this series, but after the original book, this one is definitely my favorite of the four released so far. I loved Matt and Brooks and I NEVER thought I would be saying that from what I had seen of Brooks in the other books!

The title of this is so perfect. Brooks is most definitely the player. He's the man-slut on campus...sleeping with anyone without any regard to anyone but himself. He's a rich, self-involved guy...until he meets Matt. Matt grew up in North Dakota to a very conservative family. Being gay in his world is bad enough, but this is a guy who likes a bit of kink and he's doing everything he can to curb those urges because that is simply not how he was raised. 

I loved how Brooks handled Matt. Matt is huge....6'5" and he's more than a little worried about hurting Brooks, but Brooks is a jock who plays lacrosse. He's not a wimp...and is 6' himself. He pushes Matt when Matt needs the push just to loosen up his hang-ups. Brooks is scared to death of losing Matt, so he does what he has to just to ensure Matt knows he can handle anything he throws at him. Did I mention how much I loved these guys together??? *gah* I really did!!!

Brooks has enough experience to know how to push Matt. And Matt is just all-around a nice guy who makes Brooks want to be a better person. I love how they just work and how much they both love each other. They are both serious Alphas, but I love the way they make that work for them. It's seriously sexy and fun and just a truly romantic read. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED their story!!!

And dang....did you see that cover?? OMG, HOT!! Definitely the best cover of the series....and so perfect for these two guys!

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