elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Out in the Offense by Lane Hayes

Out in the Offense (Out in College Book 3)

"I'm not a big football fan but it's obvious the author is - there is great knowledge of the game in this well written story. Christian is a star college football quarterback who sucks at math, principally statistics. Rory is a math genius as well as being a champion wrestler. Christian's coach sets him up with Rory for tutoring is he wants to stay in the game. There's a sweet and loving romance here, you are quickly drawn into the men's opposite yet compatible personalities. Lots of quirky humor battles with angst in the form of Christian's overbearing father, and Christian's own reticence in coming out. Great story!"

Christian Rafferty is a talented quarterback with a big secret. He’s determined to make the most of his final season on the football field, and if possible, avoid any confrontations with his conservative parents about his future. It shouldn’t be difficult; he’s become adept at keeping his public and private lives separate. However, when a math class threatens to derail his plans to graduate on time, he realizes he may need outside help.

Rory Kirkland has a reputation for being a tough guy. He’s a former wrestler and recent college graduate who needs a real job. Until he finds one, tutoring is a decent temporary gig. Luckily, his brain is his biggest asset. Rory is a genius. He credits his sport for helping him deal with angst and rumors about his sexuality when he was younger, but he doesn’t care what others think anymore. He likes his new status as an out and proud bi man; and he recognizes something of himself in Christian. But Rory didn’t count on falling for him. When an unlikely friendship collides with intense attraction, both men begin to realize that coming out on offense just might be the surest path to love.

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