Broken Pottery (Campus Cravings) by Carol Lynne
This one is maybe the more angst in the Campus Cravings series.
Daniel is a thirty something art professor in the local college. He is a submissive by nature, cause he is only used to associate pain with love. He has has a tragic experience when he was a child and now he needs someone in his life that can give him a safe place to stay and stability. After being beaten almost to death by a man he refuses to accuse, Daniel agrees to stay with Tony, a wealthy businessman. Tony is a top by nature, but he couldn't bring himself to be a dominant like Daniel seems to need. He will try to convince this man that love can be alsto sweetness and comfort.
Daniel is not a weak character. He is instead very strong and he has managed to razionalize what is happened in his childhood and rebuilt a life that apparently seems normal. But he needs a man beside that help him to overcome his issues with intimate relationship. And Tony is the right man. He is very emotive, but not impressionable; he is gentle, and probably deeply in love, but he knows that he can't bertray himself to "play" the role of the man Daniel seems to need .
This last in the Campus Cravings series is slightly different from the former ones: we only see the appearance of three of the multiple gay characters that seem to have conquered this little province town. But I have just seen that in the next enstalment I will have the chance to read of Nate, a character I'm waiting.
In Bear’s Bed (Campus Cravings) by Carol Lynne
Campus Cravings series is now a sure appointment for me. It's like a soap-opera, every books I read of a new couple but also have some hints of the past ones and glimpses to the future one.
I was waiting for this one: Bear is a big Afro American Football player and Liam is a cute soccer player. In the past books Bear has helped Liam with some homophobic teammates, and since Bear is a very big man, no one has dared to bother Liam from that moment on. Liam is out with his family and friend, instead Bear passes for a straight man. But at the beginning of this book, Bear confesses to Liam that he felt in love with him months before and now wants to share a room in the new all gay dorm and also his life.
The relationship between Bear and Liam is smooth and nice since the beginning. There aren't much problems for the multicultural matter and even the same sex issue seems to go smooth, fellow teammates of Bear fear him to much to make trouble.
The book is really enjoyable, the characters are young and cute (even the big Bear), but maybe I was expecting a bit more angst from this enstallment. Things seem to go too good for Liam and Bear, it is like hearing a bomb clock to tic toc and in the end not having the explosion. But well, we have nevertheless two new wanna-be-couple, Sam, Aaron's brother, and Jace, Tony's colleague, and Charlie, the blind dorm director, and Jack, the new dorm cook and former marine. And also a new gay friend, Michael, that maybe will give us some surprises,
All in all, if you have read all the other in the series, and want to read the future ones, you can't miss this one....Continua