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Even if the title may suggest this is the typical jock/nerd romance, it’s actually more sensitive and less kinky. Cole is a young college guy with an OCD syndrome, scared by the prospective of a new roommate for his last year in college. His former roommate, a guy who fortunately shared his views on how to share a living space, moved out and the new guy, Ellis, is apparently a jock.

First impression are usually wrong, and the hooligans who herded into his apartment when Ellis moves in, are actually church boys, sharing Ellis’s idea on love and sexuality. Ellis is a virgin; his friends think it to be a choice, like for Rob who wants to wait his marriage’s night, but for Ellis is different, he has not yet admit, not even to himself, that he is gay.

On the other side Cole, openly gay but painfully shy and with big issue in dealing with the external world, is not exactly the right guy to teach Ellis how to be gay; indeed their first experience is so shocking for Ellis, to almost scaring him off gay sex forever.

It’s nice to see how Cole and Ellis will deal with this new development in their life, and in a way, I realize well into the novel that I was reading of “boys”; these guys are not adult men, they are boys who have just left the nest, they are tentative and unsure, they still need, sometime, the help of their parents, the support of friends, the warm environment of a family. They will probably become good men, since they had a good ground where to grow up strong and confident, but the time we are reading now, is still their growing period. So yes, these boys are sometime stupid, sometime timid, but that is right for their age.

http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3483

Amazon: My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!
Amazon Kindle: My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623802547
ISBN-13: 978-1623802547



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engarian
Jan. 19th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
I actually just started reading this one last night, so your post is quite timely. I think it will be a fun read - nothing too deep, but not expected to be either. It's already bringing back memories - good and bad both - of my own college roommates and living experiences. *shudder*

- Erulisse (one L)
elisa_rolle
Jan. 19th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
in Italy is different, I attended college living at home and so I didn't have to go through that experience. Indeed I don't like to share my living space ;-)
engarian
Jan. 19th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
My college was far away from my home so I lived with roommates (good and bad) until my last year of college, and then lived by myself for grad school until I moved in with the man who would become my husband several years later. Sharing can sometimes be good - LOL.

- Erulisse (one L)
annabirmingham
Jan. 21st, 2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'm reading this one right now too - about half way through and enjoying it so far. it's not the stereotype I imagined, which is refreshing!
A x
elisa_rolle
Jan. 22nd, 2013 07:00 am (UTC)
It s funny but not so light as expected and many characters, supporting, will behave as i was not imagining
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