Series: Dumb Jock #2
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, Gay
Reviewed by Lisa
A history of excellent grades and an enviable position on the varsity baseball team afforded sophomore Adam Irwin-Willson certain status in high school, which balanced with a happy, though unconventional home life of two fathers and an older sister.
Lately, however, some of Adam’s grades have slipped and has had problems with another student who bullies him about his fathers. Everything came to a head when Adam punched his tormentor in the nose. As punishment Adam is suspended and his fathers hire a tutor.
With two fathers Adam’s always been sensitive to the gay issue though he’s never questioned his own ‘straight’ sexuality. It’s never been a problem for him until the moment his tutor, fellow student Trevor Ellis walks into his home. As sappy as it sounds the more time Adam spends with Trevor the more he’s falling for the quietly open gay boy. Adam is now faced with a choice that may define his life – maintain a straight friendship and nothing more or embrace what his heart is telling him. Not only is the sophomore dealing with a mature decision but he’s discovered Trevor is being used as a punching bag at home. Tough, intense issues for a boy not yet a man.
Cleverly delightful one minute and intensely direct the next, Another Dumb Jock packs every emotion and more within its pages. Heady issues for high school students to work through, yet author Jeff Emo deftly pens a realistic tale. Written in a straightforward manner there aren’t any unexpected surprises as Adam and Trevor’s story unfolds, however the characters manage to enthrall readers with their honest, emotional journey. Another Dumb Jock offers romance and emotional angst within a heartwarming tale that feels right.