Saturday, January 16, 2016

No! Jocks Don't Date Guys by Wade Kelly

Title: No! Jocks Don't Date Guys
Series: Jock, 2
Author: Wade Kelly
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, College, Contemporary
Pages: 288
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
What is a sexy soccer stud supposed to do when “following family tradition” falls 180 degrees opposite his closeted ideal?
From birth, Chris Jackson has been schooled on how to land a cheerleader. After all, his father married one, and his father’s father before him. Heck, even his older brother married a stereotypical cheerleader the summer before Chris went off to college. For two years, Chris dodges invasive questions about relationships by blaming his lack of female companionship on grueling practices and heavy course loads. But his lack of interest in girls should’ve given his family a clue. It isn’t until Chris mentions meeting a boy that his father’s synapses short-circuit.
Alonzo Martin is anything but a buxom blond. From his black hair, combat boots, and trench coat to his nail polish and guyliner, the mysterious introvert isn’t easily persuaded to date. Alonzo’s insecurities keep Chris at arm’s length, but Alonzo’s painful past might meet its match in the charismatic jock’s winning smile and sense of humor.
When opposites attract, only cheerleaders and gummy bears can help overcome fear and family tradition.


After reading the first Jock book in this series I was excited to see another out there to read. No! Jocks Don't Date Guys by Wade Kelly unfortunately for me was a let down. It just did not have the same sweet, funny, nature that the first in this series had. It has no connection to the first book either. Which was a great disappointment for me. I wanted to know more about them and how they are doing now.
The special spark that made me love the first book is totally missing in this one. Sometimes the book seemed well forced to me, rather than a flowing storyline. This left me a touch disconnected from the characters themselves. Really sad for me because I adored the first book.
Chris is a typical college boy. He plays sports and his considered straight. He chases cheerleaders like he is suppose too. He is average, nice looking, popular. He has a secret longing for a boy with black eyeliner and hoodies that keeps watching him. He is scared at first to get to know someone so different from himself.
Alonzo he is is the polar opposite of Chris. An outsider, has eye liner and nail polish on. He likes his goth look. He is always on the fringe of things. But he cannot stop looking at Chris and secretly wanting him.
This book proves that opposites really do attract. I liked the coming of age theme too, you have to learn to be yourself, stand up for what you want, and find you. College is perfect time for this story to take place. I would say this, if you have never read the Jock series I think you would love this book. It has everything you would want in a coming of age type of romance. If you are a fan of the first book this book might disappoint you.

                                                     Four twinkling Stars

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