elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Best LGBT Romantic Comedy: My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! by Wade Kelly

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.


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Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1623802547
ISBN-13: 978-1623802547

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Tags: author: wade kelly, genre: contemporary, length: novel, rainbow awards 2013, review, theme: college, theme: virgins

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