Review: The Emo and the Jock by N Phillips

Posted August 30, 2012 by Leigh in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Review: The Emo and the Jock by N Phillips
The Emo and the Jock
by N Phillips

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 23 2012
Series: The Emo and the Jock #1
Published by Silver Publishing
Pages: 201
 

 

 

Much like the mixing of two of your favorite foods that would never seemingly go well with each other until you give it a shot and suddenly discover that it the next best thing since sliced bread, there is something equally amazing about putting together two characters who couldn’t be more opposite and finding them falling for each other. The story of the Emo and the Jock is just like that.

Meet the Emo: Evan Harris. He is a loner and the only emo in a small town school. He lives with his deadbeat father who uses him as a punching bag. He’s artistic. He works at a music store. And he is failing Algebra.

Enter the Jock: Cole Morgan. He’s the school’s star football player. He is gay but has not come out except to his ex-boyfriend, Charlie. His family is rich, but his parents are too busy to spend much time with him. He excels at Algebra and just became Evan’s personal tutor. Oh, and I forgot to mention, Cole has had a faraway crush on Evan for the past couple of years.

Rather quickly, Evan and Cole form a friendship: these two seemingly different boys realize they have more in common with each other than meets the eye. Evan takes well to the tutoring, but starts to wonder why, when he has always been seemingly straight, Cole causes him to have butterflies in his stomach. Evan begins to evaluate his romantic feelings for Cole, and before long, Evan is experiencing many firsts with Cole (hubba hubba!).

The development of both a friendship and a romantic relationship between Evan and Cole is very, very sweet. But while this takes place with the boys in high school, this is not a Young Adult book. Moments between these two fellows are very intense and quite hot! And there is something even sexier when at least one of the guys is experiencing everything for the first time.

Everything cannot be all rainbows for these guys, however – Cole’s crazy ex-boyfriend, Charlie won’t allow it. He is possessive, irrational, continues to swim in a famous Egyptian river, and is just plain psychotic. His actions are a bit ridiculous and just a *tad* over-the-top for a scorned ex-lover, but sadly there are some high-schoolers these days that do behave in such deranged ways. I do have to say, however, my inner bitch was happy and thankful for one thing that Charlie did. At least he did one good thing.

So, going back to that recipe analogy, if you are looking for a sweet story about young love that defies the rigid boundaries of defined character aspects, (much like taking the salty goodness of bacon and dipping it into the uber sweetness of chocolate), and you don’t mind a bit of ridiculousness (because, really, who would have previously thought bacon and chocolate could work together?), The Emo and The Jock is just for you. Try it while eating chocolate covered bacon, and I guarantee you’ll enjoy both.

*Review copy provided by the publisher.

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I am a wife and mom of two sassy and fabulous kids, and I have decided I will be forever 39.After college, I became a paralegal and read only legal documents and eventually some baby naming books.Then about six years ago, I needed to check out all the hype of some teenage vampire romance, and that was all she wrote.It didn't take me long to rediscover my love of reading that I had throughout my youth, and I was devouring every paranormal romance and urban fantasy series I could get my grabby hands on.

Through Amazon forums and Goodreads, I met a lot of amazing women with that same passion, including the lovely ladies who started UTC.While those genres will always be two of my favorites, I have discovered that M/M romance is my primary love.That kiss between Qhuinn and Blay in Phury's book (you BDB lovers know what I'm talking about!) sealed the deal for me.I love a story where love is hard fought and hard won.I am also a firm believer that EVERYONE deserves love and a happy ending, and the beauty in achieving that is what keeps me coming back for more.

I have amassed quite a collection of book boyfriends through the years, with the top two being John Matthew and Jamie Fraser.**le sigh**In the M/M genre, my best buddy is Randy Jensen.Two of my favorite tropes are Friends to Lovers and Out for You, and I enjoy just about any subgenre - PNR, UF, contemporary, historical, RomCom, Young Adult, Erotica, Mystery/Thriller - in my M/M romance.As long as it is written well, eventually gives me an HEA, and makes me have all the feels, I am one happy girl.
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Oh I think I gotta get this one. Thanks for sharing!

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Sure thing! Be sure to let us know if you enjoy it. 🙂

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I do love to read these kind of stories where people seem obviously opposites, but there’s more to it.

Nice review!