Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date Published: May, 2011
Reviewed by Lynne
Obtained via publisher.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Decker Lennox has hid his attraction to Jock Avery Beckett since they shared a writing class together their Freshman year of college. Low self-esteem and insecurities plague him since his father disowned him when he first came out of the closet, which makes it difficult for him to believe that Avery might even have noticed him in class.
Come Sophomore year, Decker’s best friend, Scarlett, finally talks him into attending a Kappa Psi Delta’s Back to School Bash, where he hides in a corner, just so he can ogle Beckett from afar. But when a minor accident suddenly brings Avery to the rescue and into his life, Decker soon finds himself caught up in the moment, unable and unwilling to believe that Avery might actually share his affection.
I found THE JOCK AND THE WALLFLOWER by Lisa Marie Davis a sweet, well-written love story.
The uncertainty that Decker feels around his love interest, Avery, is profound and lends credence to this contemporary love story. Avery, on the other hand, is very well characterized as the more confident, in-control jock who Decker idealizes.
Ms. Davis has demonstrated her skill at adding tension to this tale, as both Decker and Avery discover each other, sharing secrets both have kept hidden. One can empathize with the innocent Decker, whose uncertainties and ignorance only endear him more to the man he has come to love.
The story is a bit spicy, but it has all the ingredients that makes one want to read love stories. Although this the first M/M romance I have read for review, I enjoyed reading it, empathizing with Decker as he seeks and eventually finds happiness, after suffering through life with a dysfunctional, alcoholic family.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.