Author: CJane Elliott
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Adrian Nicholas
Publication Date: June 7, 2019
Length: 93 pages
Reviewed by Truus
When his friends bet cynical Jerry that he can’t turn sweet Arlo into a player, Jerry might win the bet but lose his heart.
College senior Jerry Helstrom survived a gay childhood in Texas by being fierce and fabulous. At school he’s known as a player and has kept his heart so guarded that he’s forgotten he has one. When his friends bet him he can’t teach inexperienced Arlo Barnes to become a stud like him, Jerry takes on the challenge and quickly finds himself drawn to his enticing trainee.
Arlo kicks butt as a Tae Kwon Do black belt, but his sexual game is lacking. He’s been dumped by his only boyfriend and needs help getting himself out there. Enter Jerry Helstrom, player extraordinaire and happy to provide Arlo with some hands-on coaching. Jerry encourages Arlo to ask for what he wants in sex and in life, something Arlo struggles with. The struggle deepens when Arlo discovers that what he truly wants is the seemingly unattainable Jerry Helstrom.
Jerry can teach Arlo to play the field, but can Arlo teach Jerry to play for keeps?
Such a lovely new adult story.
Sitting in a bar with some drinks, Jerry is challenged by his friends to take the shy Arlo under his wing and turn him into a player.
Arlo is a farm boy and he looks a bit too casual for Jerry’s eyes, he is nothing Jerry desires. It should be a piece of cake to turn him into a player, Jerry knows everything about that. Arlo is kind, inexperienced, and sort of a sweet caring guy and desperate in need for some help after his breakup with his boyfriend.
Arlo has all the qualities Jerry doesn’t want or love in a guy. Jerry tells himself over and over again. Jerry has a plan for the big change. The more time they spend together the more he is smitten by him. Nope, Arlo is still nothing Jerry desires.
When Jerry feels Arlo is getting too close, he turns him down. This boy is too sweet for a guy like him.
A short read with ALL the feelings, I loved this one. It proves that with just some pages a whole story can be told. We get enough to know about the guys, the awesome circle of friends, the family, the farm business, and the guys totally different studies. There is a lovely story to tell, it had varied scenery and some sweet sexiness. The way of the writing was captivating and engaging, in no time I felt connected with the guys and their story, it was more than enough development in just 93 pages.
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