Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.
Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn’t seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.
Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad’s been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely-hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more-dare he admit the “L” word?-Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn’t feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.
I’m not sure where to start with this one. It totally took me by surprise from the very first chapter. I literally started reading it late one night and couldn’t stop until I was finished. It’s a good thing it wasn’t a very long book, regardless the story grabbed me and didn’t let go. I love it when that happens! Who needs sleep, right?
Frat Boy and Toppy opens with Brad coming to the realization that he is most definitely gay. It’s something that he has been in denial of since he was a teen, but once he comes to terms with it, he doesn’t hold back. “Let the gay life commence,” indeed.
Sebastian was perfectly comfortable with the fact that he was gay. He just wasn’t comfortable with falling for a straight guy and then he felt guilty for being his first and then he didn’t think he was capable of falling for anyone… I loved Sebastian. *sigh*
Aside from the romance and witty dialogue, the characters are what made this book shine for me. Of course I loved Sebastian and Brad, that’s a given, but some of my favorite moments were supplied by the supporting characters. I absolutely loved Brad’s parents and sisters. Who wouldn’t want to have a family as supportive as that? Sebastian’s heart to heart conversations with his sister were also priceless.
Frat Boy and Toppy was the first book in the Theta Alpha Gamma series and now that I’ve started, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop. Love, Hypothetically is next and it should prove to be interesting. Especially since it centers around one of the characters that I liked least in Frat Boy and Toppy. I’m sure that Anne Tenino will help me change my attitude toward him. And for the record. I love it when that happens too 😉