Title: College Boys by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College 1
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Word Count: 33,610
Book Rating: B+
Review Copy Obtained from Author
When soccer star Chris Fischer moves next door to an openly gay classmate, he doesn’t realize the wall between their rooms will be so thin he’ll hear his neighbor’s every move. But soon he and Peter become friends, and Chris is intrigued—imagining what happens on the other side of the wall.
Active on the Queer Student Council, Peter Cohen wishes he wasn’t so damn hot for his straight neighbor. He can’t tell if Chris is flirting or in denial or what, but Chris’s innocent overtures lure Peter into flirtation that throws his world into chaos. Peter doesn’t want to date a closet case, but he desperately, passionately wants Chris.
Soon Chris must choose whether to run away from his new feelings or embrace a relationship with the guy he loves. And Peter must decide if he can give his heart to a guy who hasn’t yet figured it all out.
College Boys by Daisy Harris is a fabulous romance with two very charming protagonists. Straight jock Chris Fischer moves into a dorm room next to the openly gay Peter Cohen. Their budding friendship is complicated by Peter’s attraction to the sexy soccer player and Chris’s discovery that he is not as straight as he thinks he is.
Although Chris is from a small Southern town, he is quite open minded and accepting of Peter’s sexuality. There is a little bit of a shared history between the two men, but it does not affect their budding friendship. Their sexual experimentation is very sensual and I love how they slowly transitioned from friends to lovers.
Their romance is very realistically portrayed. Ms. Harris does not downplay Chris’s struggle to accept his rather confusing attraction to Peter. His realization that he is gay is gradual and he worries about how his teammates will react to his sexuality. As someone who is comfortable with his sexuality, Peter is not eager to enter into a relationship with someone who is firmly in the closet.
College Boys by Daisy Harris is a well-written love story. The characters are well rounded and very appealing. Chris and Peter’s romance is sweet but the sex between them is positively sizzling.
A captivating beginning to a fresh and innovative series that leaves readers eagerly anticipating the next installment of the Men of Holsum College.