No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys (Jock #2) by Wade Kelly ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

NoJocksDontDateGuysLGTitle: No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys (Jock #2)

Author: Wade Kelly

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Anne Cain

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/14/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, New Adult

Blurb:

The JOCK Series: Book Two

What is a sexy soccer stud supposed to do when “following family tradition” falls 180 degrees opposite his closeted ideal?

From birth, Chris Jackson has been schooled on how to land a cheerleader. After all, his father married one, and his father’s father before him. Heck, even his older brother married a stereotypical cheerleader the summer before Chris went off to college. For two years, Chris dodges invasive questions about relationships by blaming his lack of female companionship on grueling practices and heavy course loads. But his lack of interest in girls should’ve given his family a clue. It isn’t until Chris mentions meeting a boy that his father’s synapses short-circuit.

Alonzo Martin is anything but a buxom blond. From his black hair, combat boots, and trench coat to his nail polish and guyliner, the mysterious introvert isn’t easily persuaded to date. Alonzo’s insecurities keep Chris at arm’s length, but Alonzo’s painful past might meet its match in the charismatic jock’s winning smile and sense of humor.

When opposites attract, only cheerleaders and gummy bears can help overcome fear and family tradition.

My View:

No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys is Wade Kelly’s long awaited sequel to her well-named light-hearted contemporary romance, My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap.

If you are a regular reader of Wade Kelly, know that this one will not rip your heart out and stomp on it, as she is likely to do. This series is fun to read. Some of the characters are a bit over the top and there are some I want to slap. However, I can’t help but smile my way through every book in this series.

You can’t help but love Lonny and Chris. Lonny is one of those characters that you just want to cuddle and protect. Chris is just the man for that job. He is almost over the top supportive, but he has enough flaws that he doesn’t become a caricature.

For me, the ending was pretty obvious. However, the journey was engaging enough to keep me turning the pages.

Note: You don’t have to read book one to enjoy and understand No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys. However, if you skip that one, you will miss out on meeting and getting to know polar-opposite soulmates, Ellis and Cole, who appear as secondary characters in this installment. Also, don’t miss the free Oh Crap! This Jocks Getting Married which sweetly fills in the gaps between books one and two (you will need to read book one to understand book 1.5)

Links

No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys (Jock #2) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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