Title: Plan B
Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he's immediately attracted to Danny's feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance's first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.
Lance's whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has come to hunger for Danny's touch, he's not willing to give Danny what he's grown to crave: a boyfriend who's proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.
Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Essence of the Challenge
Published by Dreamspinner Press Source: Purchased for Self
Published: February 6, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance, New Adult
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Danny to Lance: “I’m a man. Not only am I a man, but a gay man. Not a chick, not some delicate girl you can seduce. A fucking man!”
Straight college boys figuring out they are gay and falling in love is one of those things in male male romances that just simply works for me. Lance is the straight guy for Plan B. Danny is the beautiful man that has Lance wondering about his sexuality. Danny has to deal with the struggles of getting Lance to see past the glitter and sparkle and the fact that Danny is a man. Danny is comfortable with his homosexuality. Danny likes the attention his looks get him. Danny likes dressing up and putting on makeup. Danny does not like being Lance’s dirty little secret.
Lance to Danny: “Loving someone isn’t supposed to hurt this bad.”
Oh Plan B is just smothered in awesome. For any relationship to work their has to be a certain amount of give. Lance and Danny have no problems giving each other pleasure. It is the rest of the relationship that neither one wants to give to. Danny has his dreams and ideals in his direct sights, as does Lance. Lance knows he can’t take a boyfriend into the NFL with him. Danny knows he is too amazing to be stuffed into a closet. Combine this and you have a book that refuses to let you put it down.
There is a lull towards the middlish-end. There is a reason for it. Danny and Lance’s quasi relationship hits a stalemate. Both of these men know what they want for their lives (big picture) but neither can fit the other into that big picture. While the lull frustrated me, it worked for the book. For them to get together for the long haul they had to grow up. The way Peterson put this to play worked exceptionally well.