Out in the Deep (Out in College, #1)
Derek Vaughn is a little too serious. He’s a type A control personality with a penchant for order and a love of water polo. But he’s determined to enjoy his last year of college. The real world with a serious job and big expectations can wait for a few months. He’s going soak up every minute on campus with his friends and teammates before he moves on. The only possible kink in his plan is the new guy on the team… also known as his nemesis. Gabe Chadwick has big Olympic dreams. His transfer between Southern California universities has nothing to do with scholastics. The degree is his backup plan. He’s not there to party or make friends. And he certainly isn’t going to announce his sexuality. But he can’t deny there’s something special about the uptight team captain. However, when an unwitting friendship and mutual attraction collide, both will have to decide if this is the real thing or if they’re about to lose it all in the deep.

Out in the Deep (Out in College, #1) Details

TitleOut in the Deep (Out in College, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 26th, 2018
Rating
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Academic, College, Contemporary

Out in the Deep (Out in College, #1) Review

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    January 1, 1970
    I have to be honest, as much as it pains me. *deep breaths*I didn't like this book. There, I said it. I love Lane Hayes' work and have five-starred many of her books, but Out in the Deep just didn't work for me. I found the first-person POV to be limiting. Since Derek was the sole narrator of the story, I didn't really get Gabe. This narrative style is the author's signature, and I'm usually fine with it, even though I much prefer a dual POV. This time, though, I longed for a two-person perspect I have to be honest, as much as it pains me. *deep breaths*I didn't like this book. There, I said it. I love Lane Hayes' work and have five-starred many of her books, but Out in the Deep just didn't work for me. I found the first-person POV to be limiting. Since Derek was the sole narrator of the story, I didn't really get Gabe. This narrative style is the author's signature, and I'm usually fine with it, even though I much prefer a dual POV. This time, though, I longed for a two-person perspective.The MCs are 23—college boys through and through. Twenty-three isn't that young, and yet they acted young. Young and immature. I got bored with all the drinking and partying. Not my cuppa. Give me a man who knows his mind.Both guys were in the closet because reasons. (The I'm an athlete. I can't be gay/bi. shtick is getting old.) There was also a lot of ex-girlfriend drama, which I despise. Loathe. HATE. Gabe even makes out with Derek's ex at the beginning, which was just ... NO. Gross.I didn't feel the romance or the HEA. Derek acted like a douche at the end. Nothing about this relationship clicked for me. Even the steam was underwhelming.*heavy sigh*Please note that I'm an outlier! Look at all the glowing reviews. I think it's more ME than than the book. I'm being a grumpy bitch. I was positive I'd love this book and am über disappointed that I didn't.
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  • Shile
    January 1, 1970
    Michael Pauley gets 5 stars. His enthusiastic and emotional narration got me through this story. The story gets 2 stars. Ugh! it had potential but the characters read like high school students.Derek and Gabe had some chemistry but it was not that explosive, though they had some hot smexy times. Drama llama with Derek's ex was unnecessary. Why can't we have a female character who is not a vindictive bitch. We are not that bad. We get over being dumped, not every woman is Regina George!Overall it Michael Pauley gets 5 stars. His enthusiastic and emotional narration got me through this story. The story gets 2 stars. Ugh! it had potential but the characters read like high school students.Derek and Gabe had some chemistry but it was not that explosive, though they had some hot smexy times. Drama llama with Derek's ex was unnecessary. Why can't we have a female character who is not a vindictive bitch. We are not that bad. We get over being dumped, not every woman is Regina George!Overall it was just an ok read.
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  • .Lili.
    January 1, 1970
    Out In the Deep by Lane Hayes is precisely the type of story I enjoy getting lost in. It's about two college athletes who are still closeted. While at first, they have a massive rivalry they soon have to find a way to work together since they both end up playing for the same team--> in more ways than one. :DHighlights:-I love New Adult but admit to steering clear of them because sometimes authors throw so many problems that the angst feels unnecessary and forced. Derek and Gabe both have iss Out In the Deep by Lane Hayes is precisely the type of story I enjoy getting lost in. It's about two college athletes who are still closeted. While at first, they have a massive rivalry they soon have to find a way to work together since they both end up playing for the same team--> in more ways than one. :DHighlights:-I love New Adult but admit to steering clear of them because sometimes authors throw so many problems that the angst feels unnecessary and forced. Derek and Gabe both have issues to resolve, but overall the story is low angst and has a feel-good vibe. I admit, I was worried there would be unnecessary ex-drama, but it didn't escalate to the point I thought it was going to. That would've ruined it for me so thankfully it didn't.-Opposite personalities. Derek is type A and Gabe is more laid back, and I think they complimented each other well, both in and out of the pool.-Bisexual. As a bisexual, I always love stories with bisexual representation. -This story is cute, funny, and sweet.-The chemistry between Derek and Gabe is palpable. -The end, I bought into their happy ending; I felt it was believable.If you enjoy:a sprinkle of enemies to lovers ✔sports romance ✔OFY ✔bisexual awakening ✔romance ✔feel-good vibe ✔Then give this a go! Out In the Deep is a fantastic start to the Out in College series, I can't wait for the rest of the books. 5 Stars!
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  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    January 1, 1970
    *3.5 stars* A romance with two bisexual athletes? Yes, please!I haven't read a Lane Hayes book in some time, mostly because she is so nice in real life that it would crush me to hate her stuff. I didn't hate Out in the Deep, and I even really loved it at times, even though the dreaded I'm breaking up with you for your own good happened near the end (ugh). Out in the Deep is a really sweet story with relatively low angst, which is nice for a closeted guy plotline (two closeted guys here). I wasn' *3.5 stars* A romance with two bisexual athletes? Yes, please!I haven't read a Lane Hayes book in some time, mostly because she is so nice in real life that it would crush me to hate her stuff. I didn't hate Out in the Deep, and I even really loved it at times, even though the dreaded I'm breaking up with you for your own good happened near the end (ugh). Out in the Deep is a really sweet story with relatively low angst, which is nice for a closeted guy plotline (two closeted guys here). I wasn't in the mood for something really heavy, so light and sweet was perfect. Though the story wasn't angsty, it was a bit dramatic for my tastes. I felt like these guys acted even younger than their age (I was married at 22, for F's sake), and I felt frustrated by them, especially near the end. I wish I liked this one more because I've loved Lane Hayes' stories in the past, but it was still a solid effort and a sexy little read for a rainy day. *Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*goodreads|instagram|twitter|blog
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  • *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
    January 1, 1970
    I was a bit worried about this one, based on a few friends reviews. And I do get where they were coming from. Books where one of the characters is in the closet is normally not my jam. I don't care for the sneaking around, the lying, the pretending in public, etc. I didn't like how Derek reacted to Gabe in the beginning, so I was super afraid I wasn't going to like him. I also didn't realize Gabe was also in the closet at that point. Oddly enough that helped. And yeah, they acted a bit immature I was a bit worried about this one, based on a few friends reviews. And I do get where they were coming from. Books where one of the characters is in the closet is normally not my jam. I don't care for the sneaking around, the lying, the pretending in public, etc. I didn't like how Derek reacted to Gabe in the beginning, so I was super afraid I wasn't going to like him. I also didn't realize Gabe was also in the closet at that point. Oddly enough that helped. And yeah, they acted a bit immature a few times. Luckily I didn't feel like there was a lot of back and forth. I really did feel like they were together from the get-go, well after the first "date" anyways. They just kept things hidden. But the book was short enough that this didn't drag on and on. There was a bit of a "drama" towards the end, but nothing too OTT and annoying.Overall, I guess I went in with lower expectations and ended up liking it more than I thought I would. It's rare I don't at least like (and in most cases love) Lane Hayes' stuff.
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  • Renée
    January 1, 1970
    Just not feeling it. They're reading as too young for me.
  • Cadiva
    January 1, 1970
    Lane hits the jackpot once again with the kind of new adult romance she does so well - low angst, seriously steamy and based on a great friendship.I loved this one with Derek and Gabe and their water polo rivalry which exploded into a passionate relationship. Each character was crafted with care and I loved Derek's anal retentiveness and Gabe's dedication to not only his sport, but to being a good person.There's a great set of secondary characters too and the setting sprang to life in vivid pict Lane hits the jackpot once again with the kind of new adult romance she does so well - low angst, seriously steamy and based on a great friendship.I loved this one with Derek and Gabe and their water polo rivalry which exploded into a passionate relationship. Each character was crafted with care and I loved Derek's anal retentiveness and Gabe's dedication to not only his sport, but to being a good person.There's a great set of secondary characters too and the setting sprang to life in vivid pictures. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing what's going on now with Derek's roommate Evan and Chelsea's gay bff Mitch!#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review
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  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    January 1, 1970
    Oh. My. God. Seriously. I freaking loved this book. L-O-V-E-D it!So I started this on my commute this morning and then could not put it down. But I had to. So I kept going to the bathroom to read a couple pages but realized I was in the bathroom stall with a freaking crazy grin on my face.Then I finally got to leave work and finished this on my commute home and probably looked like an insane crazy person.Guys, I smiled and smiled and smiled.Seriously.It was a little awkward to feel this good.And Oh. My. God. Seriously. I freaking loved this book. L-O-V-E-D it!So I started this on my commute this morning and then could not put it down. But I had to. So I kept going to the bathroom to read a couple pages but realized I was in the bathroom stall with a freaking crazy grin on my face.Then I finally got to leave work and finished this on my commute home and probably looked like an insane crazy person.Guys, I smiled and smiled and smiled.Seriously.It was a little awkward to feel this good.And my God, this was hot. Not in a dirty talk, intense passion kind of way, even thought it was also that, but more so in a super romantic I can't keep my hands off of you look into my eyes please I need you kind of way and I WAS DONE FOR.Lane Hayes pretty much always does it for me, I don't know why I waited so long to read this one or even why I'm a little surprised. Finally I feel like I read a completely different book than my friends did but this time in the right way.LOVE.
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  • Elsa Bravante
    January 1, 1970
    3.5.No soy muy fan de esta autora, pero es una novella sencilla cuyos protagonistas son dos deportistas bisexuales en el college que al final ha resultado entretenida y una auténtica monada.
  • Mindy
    January 1, 1970
    This book was so cute. I loved all the characters, and hope to see more out of the series. It was a nice light read and made me smile.
  • BWT (Belen)
    January 1, 1970
    This was surprisingly (at least to me) angsty, and I honestly wasn't expecting it. Told entirely from Derek's POV, I would have preferred to have Gabe's POV as well. There were a couple of elements I don't personally care for in books, namely Derek's ex drama, and some miscommunication, and that's just not my cuppa. I liked the narration overall, especially as Michael Pauley uses distinct character voices and paces well, but I really think getting Gabe's POV would have made this a much higher ra This was surprisingly (at least to me) angsty, and I honestly wasn't expecting it. Told entirely from Derek's POV, I would have preferred to have Gabe's POV as well. There were a couple of elements I don't personally care for in books, namely Derek's ex drama, and some miscommunication, and that's just not my cuppa. I liked the narration overall, especially as Michael Pauley uses distinct character voices and paces well, but I really think getting Gabe's POV would have made this a much higher rating for me.Single POV, sports romance with enemies to lovers, some angst, plenty of heat, and a happy ending.Audio copy of Out in the Deep provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.This review has been cross-posted at Gay Book Reviews.
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  • Elle
    January 1, 1970
    What a delightful story. No real angst, just lots and lots of falling in love. I adored both Gabe and Derek, they just fit. Derek was such a hot mess, he made me laugh, but I loved his reaction to his obvious attraction to Gabe. Nothing was rushed, their relationship was so organic, I found their snuggliness adorable. As usual, with Ms Lane, the dialogue and the pace of the story was spot on. If you want what ultimately is feel good story, I highly recommend this. It's a perfect start to a new s What a delightful story. No real angst, just lots and lots of falling in love. I adored both Gabe and Derek, they just fit. Derek was such a hot mess, he made me laugh, but I loved his reaction to his obvious attraction to Gabe. Nothing was rushed, their relationship was so organic, I found their snuggliness adorable. As usual, with Ms Lane, the dialogue and the pace of the story was spot on. If you want what ultimately is feel good story, I highly recommend this. It's a perfect start to a new series. Derek and Gabe were perfectly written and we are also introduced to a slew of characters who are obviously going to feature in future stories. So, a low angst love story from Ms Lane, which is a perfect read to while away a summer's day. Once again, Lane's character development is first class. I loved Derek's enthusiasm and the way in which he was all in, once he decided to pursue his attraction to Gabe. I'm already looking forward to the next book.
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  • Eugenia
    January 1, 1970
    Super sweet and Sexy!! 3.5 Stars!!The beginning of this OFY story was a little wonky, but things soon leveled out and the fun began!Our water polo college boys were HOT and ADORABLE. There wasn't much to them, really, but I liked them nonetheless. Aside from internal worrying over labels, this was a very low angst book.Included: first kiss, water polo high jinx, fun at the beach, loss of cherry (pain-free, of course), coming out, and an HFN.
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  • ~Kristin~
    January 1, 1970
    3.75-4 Stars
  • Floripiquita
    January 1, 1970
    Cortito y bonito, está protagonizado por dos deportistas de waterpolo que, a pesar de sus diferencias, se complementan muy bien.
  • Jules Lovestoread
    January 1, 1970
    I ended up really liking this a lot. I completely adored both MCs, and I enjoyed their story. Full review coming to www.thenovelapproachreviews.com
  • DepictonFiction
    January 1, 1970
    Two star because I didn’t ‘feel’ it. I like the work of this author but this one was, for me, a slip of the pen. Immature MC’s, the development of the relationship.... everything felt wrong.
  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    3 stars from me. College boys who are athletes don't seem to be that different from frat boys as far as partying and drinking are concerned, but what do I know?? Couldn't wait to get away from school myself and earn some money, but back to the story....isn't the bisexual guy being done to death at the mo?? And we have two of them in this story, a kind of enemies to lovers thing. Not my fave Lane story tbh, and I have to admit I'm getting pretty fed up of rich, white and entitled dudes in stories 3 stars from me. College boys who are athletes don't seem to be that different from frat boys as far as partying and drinking are concerned, but what do I know?? Couldn't wait to get away from school myself and earn some money, but back to the story....isn't the bisexual guy being done to death at the mo?? And we have two of them in this story, a kind of enemies to lovers thing. Not my fave Lane story tbh, and I have to admit I'm getting pretty fed up of rich, white and entitled dudes in stories...not just Lane, but most other authors as well. Thought this planet was made up of all sorts of colours, just saying. As for the cover guy, far too old for a college kid of 22/23 and covers just don't sway me like they used to...
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  • haletostilinski
    January 1, 1970
    4 solid stars!RTC...~*~After reading some reviews before reading this, I was wary to start it. It seemed like this was shaping up to be not as strong as Hayes' other books. But for me, it didn't turn out that way. I think that sometimes reviews are just differing opinions - which is totally fine! - but they're still great to read to get a general sense of the story and characters and if there is anything to warn about that the blurb didn't bother to. But for this book, I didn't need to worry tha 4 solid stars!RTC...~*~After reading some reviews before reading this, I was wary to start it. It seemed like this was shaping up to be not as strong as Hayes' other books. But for me, it didn't turn out that way. I think that sometimes reviews are just differing opinions - which is totally fine! - but they're still great to read to get a general sense of the story and characters and if there is anything to warn about that the blurb didn't bother to. But for this book, I didn't need to worry that it would be bad. Sometimes you agree with the reviews, sometimes you don't. It happens, and I disagree with some of the reviews I saw for this one. I was expecting to dislike one of them (I couldn't remember if it was Gabe or Derek I saw dissent with) but I enjoyed both characters. I always wish Hayes books had dual POV as that is the best for romance books, imo, but she writes in such a way that most of the time they're enjoyable. This book was enjoyable too. I do think that the drama at the end was a tad manufactured with the ex-girlfriend and (view spoiler)[Derek ending his relationship with Gabe for all of a day or two (hide spoiler)] but it didn't detract too much from my overall enjoyment of this book. I thought Derek and Gabe had great chemistry and their relationship progressed well for a 150 page book, and the happy ending was pretty adorable. Overall this was a fun, enjoyable read and I recommend it :D
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Such an adorably sweet read! Derek and Gabe are so darling, I love them! This was a really easy, fun summery story. No real angst or drama, but filled with lots of feels. I hope we'll get to see more of these two in the coming books!While this is definitely a light-hearted read, Ms. Hayes really brought home how odd, and honestly sad, it is that those who aren't heterosexual have to "come out", that they just can't date who they want without it becoming this huge deal. Not that it was made into Such an adorably sweet read! Derek and Gabe are so darling, I love them! This was a really easy, fun summery story. No real angst or drama, but filled with lots of feels. I hope we'll get to see more of these two in the coming books!While this is definitely a light-hearted read, Ms. Hayes really brought home how odd, and honestly sad, it is that those who aren't heterosexual have to "come out", that they just can't date who they want without it becoming this huge deal. Not that it was made into a huge deal in the book, it's just for some reason that part of the story really hit a chord with me.
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  • Bridie
    January 1, 1970
    A mostly unsuccessful coming out story. While I liked this one, it had too much missing for me to truly say I enjoyed the ride. It was a very complex mess at times, leaving a lot of loose threads (girlfriend, disapproving parents, national team: all underdeveloped throwaway plot devices that went nowhere). I really felt like I was missing a whole half a story without Gabe's POV.
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  • Kitty
    January 1, 1970
    a no brainerlow on dramaperfect for this gray daybut a tad too much sex for me.
  • Bibliophile
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Sweet, low-angst read. Features a bisexual character which is a refreshing change. My only quibble is that I'm not a huge fan of "in the closet" stories which this is. That said, Lane Hayes is the author so it was a well written and engaging story. Recommended!
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  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    January 1, 1970
    5 StarsThis is one of those books where I ask myself, “Why did I wait so long to read it”? It was wonderful and I absolutely adored both Derek and Gabe and they were amazing together. I thought their relationship and Derek’s acceptance and exploitation of his bisexuality felt natural and authentic. I loved the pace at which their relationship moved. These two men were sweet, perfect and they just fit. I can’t say enough how much I absolutely adored this book and I’ve already dived into Out in th 5 StarsThis is one of those books where I ask myself, “Why did I wait so long to read it”? It was wonderful and I absolutely adored both Derek and Gabe and they were amazing together. I thought their relationship and Derek’s acceptance and exploitation of his bisexuality felt natural and authentic. I loved the pace at which their relationship moved. These two men were sweet, perfect and they just fit. I can’t say enough how much I absolutely adored this book and I’ve already dived into Out in the End Zone and am loving it so far and of course, I’m definitely anticipating the arrival of the third book in this series. The story is well-written, sweet, sexy and a bit angsty, and well, it was just perfect. It’s a book I can definitely see myself revisiting in the future. Definitely recommendable!
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    This sport novella is simply perfect. It might be short, but definitely showcased a solid relationship development that packed a solid punch. It has a cute theme of sexual discovery, awkward male crush, plenty of sexy times and a little dose of reality/challenges with being a new adult. Derek and Gabe are water polo nemesis. Derek couldn't stand Gabe's smug face and their tends to get on each other nerves during the games. But things took a different turn when Gabe joined Derek's collegiate team This sport novella is simply perfect. It might be short, but definitely showcased a solid relationship development that packed a solid punch. It has a cute theme of sexual discovery, awkward male crush, plenty of sexy times and a little dose of reality/challenges with being a new adult. Derek and Gabe are water polo nemesis. Derek couldn't stand Gabe's smug face and their tends to get on each other nerves during the games. But things took a different turn when Gabe joined Derek's collegiate team. From the beginning, I was fascinated with the whole enemies to lovers vibe between these two. The highlight of the book is definitely Derek's sexual awakening. Hah! I enjoyed reading him being all obsessed over his new found crush on a guy he used to hate. However, the book isn't remotely angsty, everything is just so cute and hilarious and some parts were very heartwarming and makes me swoon. Yeah, so even though this is a short read, I wholeheartedly enjoy it very much.
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  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Derek Vaughn is captain of his college water polo team, a competitive, type-A-everything-in-order sort of guy, plus he’s gorgeous and a natural leader. He rarely loses his temper, as he tends to think things through, but damn, put him in the water with Gabe Chadwick as his opponent and he sees red. In his opinion, Gabe is egotistical, a smartass, and willing to do whatever it takes to wi ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Derek Vaughn is captain of his college water polo team, a competitive, type-A-everything-in-order sort of guy, plus he’s gorgeous and a natural leader. He rarely loses his temper, as he tends to think things through, but damn, put him in the water with Gabe Chadwick as his opponent and he sees red. In his opinion, Gabe is egotistical, a smartass, and willing to do whatever it takes to win—even if it means playing dirty. So when Gabe knocks away the ball Derek is playing, scratching Derek, and kicking him in the crotch while doing it, Derek sees red. And this means war. Unfortunately, it also means getting booted from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct. And thus begins this lovely enemies-to-lovers story.There’s not much better than two muscular, athletic, gorgeous men who both swing both ways—though Derek doesn’t have his own sexuality confirmed until he drools over Gabe. When Gabe transfers to Derek’s college to be near the practice pool for the national team, which he’s made as an Olympics hopeful, the two finally decide to give friendship a shot. And along with that, they start to act on their sexual attraction and Derek discovers a side of himself that he’s never acknowledged—a side that turns his world upside down.Neither wants to come out, and yet they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. The story is sweet, and even the angst and drama that one expects when two men are attempting to stay in the closet is fairly mild. But there’s something about the author’s writing style and the lovable characters she creates that hooks me every time. It’s like taking a vacation from every-day worries during the hours I spend reading the story: totally relaxing, mentally soothing, and bringing me to a happy peaceful place. If that interests you, by all means pick this one up. The guys do get their HEA, and I suspect they may show up in a supporting role in future stories of this series. I’m certainly looking forward to more.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy this author's work and this book is not bad, but I can't give it more than 3 stars. 1. EX-DRAMA - this is getting old in all books, but it stood out here. Just please let's stop with this.2. The closet - College is probably one of the few places you can be where coming out isn't that big of an issue. I think this is also becoming an overused theme especially in reference to athletes.3. Maturity - high school and college are two different things and the maturity level reached in college i I enjoy this author's work and this book is not bad, but I can't give it more than 3 stars. 1. EX-DRAMA - this is getting old in all books, but it stood out here. Just please let's stop with this.2. The closet - College is probably one of the few places you can be where coming out isn't that big of an issue. I think this is also becoming an overused theme especially in reference to athletes.3. Maturity - high school and college are two different things and the maturity level reached in college is light years away from a high school student, yet at times here I felt like I was reading about two high school students instead of two adults.The writing as always was very good and I did enjoy the ending.
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  • Amazonaute
    January 1, 1970
    Not great. The story was focused on Derek’s inner process around attraction to a man, falling in love with him and the change in identity and how he fit into the world. ..except we never really got to know him. They all seemed a bit young for 23 years old. And no one was particularly interesting.
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with BooksLane Hayes is a fairly new to me author having only read one of her books prior to this one, so I really didn't have a true sense of her writing style yet but I did know I enjoyed the first book I had read/listened to so I decided to dive into this series when the opportunity arose and I am glad I did. I really like the way the author took two guys that re You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with BooksLane Hayes is a fairly new to me author having only read one of her books prior to this one, so I really didn't have a true sense of her writing style yet but I did know I enjoyed the first book I had read/listened to so I decided to dive into this series when the opportunity arose and I am glad I did. I really like the way the author took two guys that really didn't like one another, almost an enemies-to-lovers but not quite, and forced them to get close, close enough that feelings started to emerge.Derek and Gabe were both great characters and I was rooting for them right from the start. I am going to keep this vague because I don't want to give anything away but I will let you know that Gabe is gay and in-the-closet and Derek has only ever been with girls although he has been attracted to guys he never acted on it. Now that is all you're going to get out of me because that does NOT ruin the book whatsoever. The narrator, Michael Pauley, did a wonderful job with bringing this story to life. His voice has a nice soothing texture to it and it really was nice to listen to. I'm diving into book #2 of this series and I am thrilled that Michael Pauley is narrating that one as well. If you are a lover of MM romance with athletes I would recommend giving this book a read. It is relatively short and can be read in just one afternoon, but if you're like me you'll make a day of it and dive into the next book as well. Happy Reading!!!
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  • David Alexander
    January 1, 1970
    ~4 Stars
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