Title: Out in the End Zone
Series: Out in College: Book Two
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 162 Pages
At a Glance: The plot of Out in the End Zone kept my interest, and the side characters were well-crafted.
Reviewed By: Ky
Blurb: Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family…and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone…like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project.
Mitch Peterson knows that being his authentic self is the path to true happiness. He’s grown from a shy, quiet kid from a broken home to an out and proud budding internet sensation bound for grad school. An awesome senior project is the key. It’s unlikely anyone will believe the hunky, straight athlete is Mitch’s new lover, but it’s worth a shot. However, as their tentative friendship blossoms into unexpected attraction, the lines between reality and fiction blur for both men. Evan is forced to face old demons and decide if he has the courage to take the next step and come out in the end zone.
Review: One part sports romance, one part college romance and a splash of fake relationship on the side, right from the start there was a weird dynamic between the MCs. They were supposed to be having a fake relationship but almost off the bat, everything became a lot more complicated than that, and they had a fake relationship in public but a real one in private. The plot of Out in the End Zone kept my interest, and the side characters were well-crafted.
Evan and Mitch, their personalities, their interactions, kind of reminded me of Matt and Aaron from Better Than Good. I’m curious if this couple reminded anyone else of Matt and Aaron too, or if that was just me. There were many common points, but there were also a lot of differences, so I can’t say it was the same recipe, just one that had one or two of the same ingredients.
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