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.
This is an interesting tale of self awareness.
Brad comes to an understanding about his own sexuality and Sedation comes to an awareness about his emotionial life.
I know that there is a second book in the series that will deal with the fact that Sedation has a bit to go yet and doesn’t value Brad (who is emotionally brave as heck) as much as he should.
There is also a good look at what happens to a person who is conditioned to please people rather than themselves.
This is one of many books In have read where the parents have an idea that their child is gay before the child but doesn’t say anything about it to them. It this case it cost Brad a lot.
I wonder what you all think of this choice? In this case, it isn’t as if the parent isn’t accepting and just doesn’t want it to be true.
Interesting read with an engaging hero in Brad.