A Campus Connections Story
Life is good for Eric Brown. He’s a senior theater major, an RA for a freshman dorm, and has a great circle of friends. Single since sophomore year, Eric isn’t looking for love. But then Will Butler—fellow senior, co-RA, and the cutest guy Eric’s ever seen—walks into his dorm. Will has a girlfriend he sees off campus—a minor disappointment that becomes a major problem when a housing shortage causes Will and Eric to become roommates, and Eric is forced to witness Will’s hotness day in and day out. For protection, Eric asks Jerry, his ex-boyfriend, to pretend they’re still together. Jerry warns him it’s a stupid idea, but he reluctantly agrees.
Too bad it won’t save Eric from losing his heart.
Will Butler has never believed in himself. His dysfunctional family saw to that. Although Will has loved music since childhood, he’s never seriously considered pursuing it, and the person he’s dating doesn’t encourage him. Then he and Eric Brown become roommates, and everything changes. Eric believes in Will and his talent. He’s also gorgeous and playful and fast becoming Will’s best friend. And that’s not good, because Will is hiding some big things, not only from Eric, but from himself.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good story with an HFN. I really enjoyed reading The Kinsey Scale; I seem to have an affinity for college stories and this is a good one. This one has lots of tropes: fake boyfriend, forced proximity, secrets and secret attraction. Eric and Will are Resident Advisors (RAs) for a freshman dorm. Due to a shortage, they have to share a room. Eric is attracted to the good-looking Will as soon as he spots him and knows that sharing a room with the straight guy is going to be torture. The blurb really tells you everything about this rather short novella. I found it a fun, quick read. I felt so bad for Eric when he realizes how attracted he is to Will. He's determined to not fall for the straight guy but it's a huge challenge for him. Things get interesting when Eric and Will are with a group of friends and a discussion about the Kinsey Scale comes up. The Kinsey Scale allows for more fluidity regarding sexual preference rather than just hetero or homo (words used in the book). As everyone is telling where they fall on the scale Eric is shocked when Will reveals his number. I think this book sends a message, wrapped in an entertaining story, that you shouldn't make assumptions about people, which is what got Eric into trouble. It's a good book and I really enjoyed it. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***