Aquamarine [NOOK Book]

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Derek is an award winning football player who also happens to be out as a gay man. His college and his coach are behind him, as is his best friend and fellow player, Ford. The only person who doesn't seem to support him is his boyfriend, and the other teams aren't fond of him. When his promising career is cut short, Derek has to reevaluate his whole life. Everyone gathers around to support him, but some things he has to figure out for himself, like his relationship with his boyfriend, and his friendship with ...
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Aquamarine

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Overview

Derek is an award winning football player who also happens to be out as a gay man. His college and his coach are behind him, as is his best friend and fellow player, Ford. The only person who doesn't seem to support him is his boyfriend, and the other teams aren't fond of him. When his promising career is cut short, Derek has to reevaluate his whole life. Everyone gathers around to support him, but some things he has to figure out for himself, like his relationship with his boyfriend, and his friendship with Ford. Will Derek make the right choices and find a way to get everything he wants?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000137574
  • Publisher: Torquere Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,111,491
  • File size: 273 KB

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"So how does it feel to be the first and only openly gay player ever nominated for the Heisman?" The perky reporter with the gravity-defying breasts Derek had seen outside the locker room before the game stuck her microphone in his face. "Does it bother you to know the entire gay community is looking to you to lead them into a new generation of tolerance and acceptance?"

Derek swallowed. Jesus, talk about pressure.

"Derek, over here." A tall man with ruddy cheeks and perfect hair waved his mic to get Derek's attention. "Is it true some of the players on your own team refuse to shower with you?"

Before Derek could think of the best way to answer that one, another reporter, whom he couldn't really see for the throng surrounding him, called out, "Hey Derek, ever think maybe no NFL team will touch you because you're queer?"

Okay. That one just smacked of bigotry, and no way was Derek gonna take it. He opened his mouth to let the prick have it, when a voice behind him said, "Sorry, guys, but pretty boy Hoffman is wanted in the locker room. Coach's orders."

Derek didn't have to look behind him to know who had spoken. Ford Galloway, his best friend since they'd roomed together freshman year. Derek was so relieved he let out a long, slow breath. "Sorry ya'll," he told the reporters with a fake smile and his best bumpkin accent. "When the coach is also your dad, you learn to follow orders, and quick." Without giving them time to protest, Derek turned and followed Ford into the changing area.

"Man, you saved my ass." Derek plopped the helmet he'd been holding onto the bench in front of his locker and started work unlacing his cleats.

"You looked like you coulduse a hand." Ford's clear blue eyes were twinkling. "Couldn't let the 'Great Gay Hope' be swallowed by a bunch of barracudas with press passes, now could we?"

Derek flopped onto the bench with a groan that had as much to do with exhaustion as embarrassment. "Please don't call me that." He grabbed a towel from the corner of the bench and scrubbed it over his dripping black hair. "You know I hate it."

"Sorry." Ford's white-toothed grin told Derek he was anything but. "Maybe I'm just jealous 'cause you're getting all the limelight."

Derek knew that was pure bullshit. Ford could care less about the spotlight. He played for no other reason than love of the game. Besides ... "You're the one who's been dubbed the 'Pretty Boy of Coast Southern' not me."

Ford blushed, and Derek couldn't help but laugh. With his high cheekbones and chiseled features, Ford looked more like an underwear model than a football player. His lithe build and muscled legs made him not only Coast Southern's most valued tailback, but also meant he looked hot as hell in a pair of tight jeans. His spiky blond hair and paler-than-pale blue eyes were only icing on an already perfect package.

A perfectly straight package. Not for the first time, Derek thought about how easy it would be to fall for Ford if only Ford swung that way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

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    Hmm... i know a way! Be right back!

    Zahnira

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Nacazema

    Zahnira and i aee locked out of the first eesult. Could u tell them to move camp to betta all results?

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    Sweet and Satisfying

    Like all of Sara Bell's work that I've read so far, this little 48-page novella was both sweet and satisfying.

    The story begins with Derek Hoffman, a college football star who has it made. He's got a hot boyfriend, a caring and supportive family, a bright future in pro football, and is the first openly gay candidate for the Heisman. Then of course tragedy strikes, and Derek is left to face an uncertain future. With Derek at his weakest point, his best friend, Ford Galloway, then steps in to support him all the way. Derek is left with some serious decisions to make about his future plans, his supposed boyfriend, and his confusing, "straight" best friend Ford.

    As far as reality goes, the story is much too perfect to be true in our current world. But hey, that's why it's called fiction, right? And you know what, sometimes I want to read a story where everything turns out perfectly for its characters. There's no requirement that says every gay-themed novel must be with filled with angst or prejudice or some other gay-based difficulty. There's nothing wrong with wishing that the world really did have openly gay men and women in the realm of professional athletics.

    So if you are looking for a sweet, enjoyable little romance with a fairy tale ending, this is a great short pick. If you are looking for serious literature or erotica, you're out of luck.

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