Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daisy Harris' College Boys and My Review

Daisy Harris is here today with her book, College Boys. I've got a review a little further down, but I want to let you know you should comment. Why? Daisy will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $20 Barnes and Noble GC to the host with the most comments. I don't know about you, but I love a GC so I'm commenting. Want to keep following the tour? Here's the link! Now let's get on with the book, the boys, and the reviews!

Available here!

When soccer star Chris moves next door to an openly-gay classmate, he doesn’t realize the wall between their rooms will be so thin he’ll hear his neighbor’s every move. But soon he and Peter become friends, and Chris is intrigued—imagining what happens on the other side of the wall.

Active on the Queer Student Council, Peter wishes he wasn’t so damn hot for his straight neighbor. He can’t tell if Chris is flirting or in denial or what, but Chris’ innocent overtures lure Peter into flirtation that throws his world into chaos. Peter doesn’t want to date a closet case, but he desperately, passionately wants Chris.

Soon Chris must choose whether to run away from his new feelings or embrace a relationship with the guy he loves. And Peter must decide if he can give his heart to a guy who hasn’t yet figured it all out.

My take?

This is a sweet but spicy read. It's my first foray into the work of Daisy Harris, but it won't be the last. The characters stayed with me far after the last page. I wanted to know what happened to them after the book. That doesn't happen often, so kudos to Ms. Harris.

Peter and Chris are wonderful. I loved the confusion and hesitation. They had to learn each other. Ms. Harris writes their journey from point A to point B tenderly. I empathized with both men and rooted them on to get their HEA. There are also a couple of secondary characters that I would love to see get their own story. Grin.

The heat in this story literally sizzled the pages. Not only did I need a cool drink afterwards, but I had to go back and reread a few times to savor the moments. The patience, the urgency and the passion... it all culminated in a great story I'll happily read again and again. I recommend this book.
Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn’t sure if she writes erotica. Her paranormal romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris’s dismay, the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

If you like science-y subplots, fantastical creatures, and red-hot chemistry, you’ll love Daisy Harris.



Mary Preston said...

"Confusion and hesitation" - I love that. Thank you for your review.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Daisy today.

Sherry said...

I love a book that makes me wonder about the characters after I read it. This sounds like a book I would love.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!

Wendi—thanks for hosting me today!

Marybelle and Sherry—glad to see you guys stopping by again. Thanks for your comments. :)

And Marianne, thanks again for setting up the tour. :)


Michelle V said...

This one is already on my Kindle wish list! It looks great!

Michelle V

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for this one...good to know the secondary characters are lovable, too!

Catherine Lee said...

Daisy...It sounds like you usually write paranormal but this one is not. Why the departure? Do you write in many different sub-genres?

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

June M. said...

I am very eager to read this book. Everything I have read sounds really good, and I love that it will be a series.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Sophia Rose said...

I enjoyed reading the positive review and think this sounds like a good read.


Anas said...

Chris and Peter sounds like interesting characters, I'm looking forward to find more about them!


Anonymous said...

Hi again, Guys!

Sorry I didn't catch up later yesterday. I had a dental emergency. (Ouch!)

Thanks for all the comments. Catherine, to answer your question—I had a reader who encouraged me to try out contemporary. And I'd been reading lots of M/M contemporary at the time, so it seemed like a natural evolution.

Not sure if I'll go back to writing paranormal any time soon. I guess I'll see how I feel after finishing up Holsum College. :)