4.5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Back To School Basketball Book Bullying College/University coming of age Contemporary Dreamspinner Exploration Friends to lovers Gay Geek/Jock GFY/OFY Heat Index Homophobia Hurt/Abuse m/m Mid level angst Monthly Theme Morgan New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Scorching/high heat Sports Virgin

Back To School Month: Rim Shot by Skylar M Cates

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Can college roommates go from friends to lovers?

Kyle: I’m confident that with hard work, my position as point guard can carry me from rural Indiana to the NBA. I also know I’m attracted to guys, but admitting it might disappoint my father, who is all I have in this world. I have big dreams, so I’ll stay in the closet. As long as my life remains scandal-free, I have a shot.

Micah: My large family can’t spare the money to help with my education, but that won’t stop me from studying medicine. I needed to get out of the house I was sharing with my ex before I went insane. Luckily, I heard about a guy looking for a roommate. Living with a straight jock won’t be easy, but it’s a chance I’m willing to take.


I thought this was really sweet. There is a lot of “learning sex” in this book but it’s done well and with the feels that should accompany it. I thought it felt pretty organic and authentic and wasn’t too much of a stretch to believe.

I really bonded with these guys and enjoyed watching their story emerge.

All in all this was sweet and enjoyable and I highly recommend it to fans of college/GFY/OFY stories.

4.5 of 5 stars


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