elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Rocking the Boat by Christopher Koehler

I was expecting something more dramatic, and this is not always a bonus for me, and so I was pleasantly surprised to find out this was a nice and sweet college romance. Now we are talking of students and coach, so it was also “sweat”, meaning that these are two men with their hormones all working at high speed, so there is also hot sex, and good teasing, and even some dirty dancing, but all in all this was a romantic story.

Nick is the 29 years old coach of a college rowing team and he is a little embarrassed to realize he is attracted by one of his students, Morgan. Even if they have less than 10 years separating each other, Nick is in no position to make a move on Morgan, and so he is basically pining for the guy, and trying in every way to push him away. Problem is that Morgan has the hot for the handsome and young coach, and he is not allowing any pushing, unless it’s not the right push (yes, pun intended).

It’s basically a college romance, these guys seem to not have much trouble in their life if not making the trials and completing their test; Morgan is on a scholarship, Nick is both studying for his bachelor degree and coaching, their prospect future is pretty clear and they can enjoy their romance. Indeed, as Morgan states, Nick’s reticence on the assumption he is the coach and Morgan a student is pretty lame, and for that reason Morgan decides to not take it too seriously.

I like the nice contrast that was Morgan, big and muscle bound, but with a tender heart; Morgan came out to his family when he was a teenager, he had his time to experiment, and now he wants commitment, a boyfriend, and a bond for the future. Plus, even if bigger and stronger than Nick, he likes a dominant lover, and Nick, with those years on him and the role of the coach, plenty fit the description. Actually I think that, if they were same age, they wouldn’t be so perfect together, since Nick didn’t come out as very domineering, actually he seemed to me more the quiet one, someone who likes things pretty and simple. In any case don’t get me wrong, Morgan is not searching for a D/s relationship, he is more for a little role/play in bed.


Amazon: Rocking the Boat (CalPac Crew, No. 1)
Amazon Kindle: Rocking the Boat (CalPac Crew, No. 1)
Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (February 28, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 161581843X
ISBN-13: 978-1615818433

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading_list&view=elisa.rolle

Cover Art by Paul Richmond
Tags: author: christopher koehler, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: college, theme: sports

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