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My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!

My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!

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by Wade Kelly
     
 

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It's easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.

Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was fifteen, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he's gay. As he sees it, he's bound to repulse

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It's easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.

Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was fifteen, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he's gay. As he sees it, he's bound to repulse any prospective friends, let alone boyfriends, so why bother?

By the time Cole enters college, he's become an anal-retentive loner-but it's not a problem until his roommate graduates and the housing department assigns Ellis Montgomery to move in with Cole. Ellis is messy, gorgeous, straight, and worst of all, a jock!

During a school year filled with frat buddies, camping expeditions, and meddling parents, Cole and Ellis develop a friendship that turns Cole's glass-half-empty outlook on its head. There must be more to Ellis than a fun-loving jock-and maybe Cole's reawakening libido has rekindled his hope for more than camaraderie.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623802547
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
777,492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet, enjoyable read. Loved Cole's sarcastic, pessimistic snarkiness and Ellis's quiet, joyful optimism. They totally balanced each other out and the love was sweet. Their friends Rob and Russ were perfect for them and made the story more enjoyable with their interactions and dialogue. 560 pgs
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the characters are fairly well developed and Kelly throws in a couple of curves to keep things interesting. hard to put down.
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shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars - A treat to read! After a week and a half of debating what to say or not say about this book, here I go. I liked this book. A lot. Maybe not as much as I was expecting, but I was so looking forward to this story and I am glad to say that I was not disappointed. It was different, but not so much that it prevented me from finishing it. I liked Cole - he felt real. He had his issues (big and small) but he wanted to be accepted and loved for who he was was. Socially awkward and cynical to boot, he didn't think he would ever find that special someone. He was so happy in his own little world of pristine floors, neuron and protons, that when he was faced with a new roommate he felt like his world was tuning on its axis. And then to find that his roommate was a jock? Well that just turned his life upside down. In comes Ellis. A handsome jock, he was uncertain about his sexuality and moving in with Cole didn't help matters. He was drawn to him, exasperated by him and just confused. They developed a friendship of sorts based on acceptance and mutual understanding. Until the kiss. That kiss that made Cole's heart skip a beat and took their friendship that one step closer to an emotional connection. I enjoy Wade Kelly's writing. Be it a reading blog post or his debut novel, When Love is Not Enough, he always manages to keep me entertained. This book was no different. Not exactly the what I was expecting, but like I said before not a disappointment. To me it felt more like one of Wade's blog post. Honest, funny and with an underlying message. While WLINE was dark and angsty, this book was funny and with an understated sense of drama that kept me reading from start to finish with just a minor break when real life showed its ugly head. I was thoroughly into these characters. I enjoyed both the main and the secondary characters, even if I felt that Mike 's POV and his story should have had a lesser role in this book. I appreciated what he brought to the story in the overall resolution to the conflict, but I think that his POV and his actions should would have made a great short story to add to the book lineup. Other than that, I think the secondary characters added beautifully to the story. I especially enjoyed Rob and Russell's voice and what they added to the overall story. I think there's great potential there for a meaningful story and I hope Wade finds the time to write it. Filled with sarcastic humor, insightful moments, adorable characters and an underlying message of acceptance, My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap! was a treat to read. I am already a fan of Wade Kelly and I can't wait for his next book to be released. No pressure Wade, no pressure at all! But if you could just edit The Cost of Living a little bit faster I would truly appreciate it. Thanks!