Title: Outing the Quarterback
Will Ashford lives in two closets. He meets his wealthy father’s goals as both the quarterback for the famous SCU football team and a business major, but secretly he attends art school and longs to live as a painter. And he's gay. But if he can win the coveted Milton Scholarship for art, he’ll be able to break from his father at the end of his senior year.
In a painting master class, Will meets his divergent opposite, Noah Zajack. A scarred orphan who’s slept on park benches and eaten from trash cans, Noah carefully plans his life and multiple jobs so he has money and time to go to art school. Will's problems seem like nothing compared to Noah's. Noah wants the scholarship too and may have a way to get it since the teacher of his class has designs on him, a plan Will isn't happy about.
When a gossipmonger with a popular YouTube channel finds evidence that Will is gay, the quarterback’s closet doors begin to crumble. Hounded by the press and harassed by other players, Will has to choose. Stay in the closet and keep his family’s wealth, or let the doors fall off and walk out with nothing. Nothing but Noah.
Author: Tara Lain
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Scientist and the Supermodel, Volley Balls, Fire Balls, Beach Balls
Series: The Long Pass Chronicles #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Author
Published: 19 September 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Sports Theme
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Outing the Quarterback was a beautifully written tale by Tara Lain, about coming of age, finding yourself, and perseverance. Will hides himself from his father and his collegiate aspirations. Noah hides behind past hurts and tribulations. When the two young men meet, a synergy surrounds them and the force of nature takes off from there.
Will and Noah were two willfully lost souls that together created a unity to heal and escape the trappings of their lives.
The secondary characters added life and levity to the tale. Many times, these characters are clichéd and tossed in for good measure, but not in Ms. Lain’s case. Jamal and Evangeline were an added bonus.
Ms. Lain wrote a brilliant story, permitting for the evolution of the characters psyche and maturity. Her writing delivered an emotional journey for the characters, as well as the reader.
A story that should not be missed.
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