Outside Collin Fitzpatrick’s dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he’s straight, as does his Catholic family who’d disown him if they learned the truth. Inside, he’s safe with his incredibly sexy roommate Tanner D’Amico. Their room makes a perfect place to hide away and fall in love. The moment they cross the line from roommates to lovers, Collin becomes caught between their heavenly passionate encounters and the hellish reality that someone might find out and destroy everything. Tanner’s not used to being so confined, and wants to show the world how much he loves Collin. But Collin’s not sure he’s ready for the impact stepping outside will make.
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After Collin gets caught watching his roommate, Tanner, jerk off, Collins learns that Tanner swings both ways and wouldn’t mind investigating some of the very virginal Collin’s fantasies.
They embark on a relationship of discovery but in secret until it gets to the point where Tanner wants more. Collin is so bound up by fear that he risks losing the only thing in his life making him – Tanner.
Now that I’ve read all the books in this series I can say that this is an excellent beginning to an excellent series. Karen Stivali is a great writer and she really flourishes with this NA – high on the angst- story.
Right from the first sentence, where Collin is spying on Tanner, she caught my attention. Tanner is adorable and the perfect boyfriend for our newly awakened gay boy, Collin.
Though Collin’s waffling got on my nerves after awhile, I felt he was well portrayed for his age and situation.
We do end on a HFN that is resolved very satisfyingly by the end – so keep with it!
All in all a great story!
Robert Nieman does an excellent job – his voice really suits Collin and the angst – OH THE ANGST! I enjoyed listening to this very much and feel it added to my experience. He doesn’t play around with different voices, but I could always tell who was speaking.
Book and narration 4.5 stars
Copy Generously Donated by Publisher for Honest Review