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Outing the Quarterback by Tara Lain
Series: Long Pass Chronicles #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
Reviewed by Lisa
From most anyone’s perspective Will Ashford has it made. The son of a very successful businessman, Will is SCU’s starting quarterback with the head cheerleader on his arm and a business degree only a year away. His best friend is SCU center Jamal Jones so social diversity isn’t a problem. What more could he want in life?
If Will answered honestly he’d say that he wanted out from under his father’s control or away from his alcoholic mother. Above all else, Will would shout to the world that he’s an artist, a damn good, gay artist. He just has to keep repeating his mantra of ‘one more year’ whenever his resolve slips, which is unfortunately happening more and more often.
On the quiet Will applies for the Milton scholarship which would cover all the costs for art school. He’s taking a course by renowned artist Dwight Masterson with the hopes of getting a recommendation from the man. At the first class he meets Noah Zajack, an orphan whose life is the complete opposite. A skilled artist as well, Noah is also hoping to win the Milton.
No matter how hard Will tries to hide his true sexuality, pretending to be something he’s not, his feelings for Noah make the lies harder and harder to swallow. Juggling two lives becomes a nightmare. Something has to give before there’s nothing left of Will.
Secrets have a way of coming out at the worst possible moment. Just ask Will as his life implodes in Outing the Quarterback. Feeling his angst, his attempts to hold on literally bleed off the pages in waves. Surprisingly, even with all the drama and chaos in Will’s life the humor and romance come through loud and clear. The characters are compassionate when they need to be, dark when necessary, sexy too. Cheer on Will and Noah. They deserve to find their own little piece of heaven in Outing the Quarterback. Will’s battle is worth the effort of breaking free. I Joyfully recommend Outing the Quarterback for being a truly entertaining tale of triumph.