Anne Tenino – Sweet Young Thang

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Author: Anne Tenino
Reviewed by: Connie
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: 9781626490321

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Summary:

Thanks to Collin Montes, Theta Alpha Gamma now welcomes gay and bisexual students. Persuading his Uncle Monty, president of the TAG Alumni Association, that the open approach won’t adversely affect TAG’s reputation is Collin’s own first step toward coming out. As long as there are no repercussions, he’ll escape the closet by graduation.

Enter repercussions, stage left: someone rigs the TAG House water heater to launch through the ceiling, then plants a bomb—thankfully unsuccessful—in the fraternity’s basement. Now Collin has his hands full not only trying to convince his uncle that this might not be the work of homophobes, but also dealing with a fratful of brothers worried about their kegger fridge.

Paramedic Eric Dixon can’t stop thinking about the kid he met during a call at his former college fraternity house. The age gap between them is trumped by sexy eyes, so when Eric sees Collin again at the bomb scene, he pursues him. Soon, Eric is dreaming of being a househusband, fighting to keep Collin safe from whoever’s trying to destroy the fraternity, and helping his sweet young thang realize that repercussions sometimes have silver linings.

Review:

A few housekeeping things to mention before we go into the review. This is my first TAG Series book, but not my first Anne Tenino.

I love Anne’s style, and her sense of humor, that easily translates into her characters.

The reason I mention the Series is because I am pretty sure you are not supposed to read this books as stand alone, I think some things I missed because they were coming from previous books.

With that out of the way, the question is, did I enjoy the book less because I haven’t read the first two? The answer is IF I got to enjoy the book much more I would have peed myself laughing, I almost did.

Where to start?! So much a absolutely loved about this book.

Let’s talk about the MC’s. Collin is part of the TAG frat, gay but in the closet to his family and friends. He is the liaison with the TAG Alumni Association. Said Association is preside by Monty, his uncle, who deserves a whole separate paragraph for being such a homophobic ass and putting way too much pressure on Collin. So much so, that Collin gets to a point where he is not sure if his future is what he wants or what is expected from him, adeptly crafted by Monty himself.

The frat sets on fire, mess, confusion, broken legs and firefighters paramedics. 

Eric is on duty and takes the call, he is a former TAG member, helps the injured and meets Collin, who vaguely reminds him of someone.

With an interesting age difference, Eric already knows what he wants for his life and more important he quickly realizes who he wants it with. But is patient, and supportive of Collin.

What follows is one one side the mystery, who set the frat on fire and why?

The romance between the bear and the twink, OMG the romance and the sexy times… you don’t want to miss it.

The coming out of Collin, acknowledge his feelings, find out that more people than not knew about him and support him.

Admitting a new brother under the new open policy. And finally realizing how much the open doors policy affects others, and the positive impact it can have in these people’s lives.

And of course the guys from the frat house, they will bring tears of laughter into your eyes.

These guys are all about girls, brothers, parties and beer.

“And worse than that, you know what it shows them if we give in? It shows them that if they want to force us to do something in the future, all they have to do is take our kegerator hostage. They’re fucking beer terrorist, man.”

And apparently they took some acceptance classes, on how to be supportive with their gay brothers and how to show that they cared… Well it is absolutely hilarious and ridiculous to watch it but absolutely amazing.

I want to highlight every single conversation they had during the frat meetings, honestly.

Great supportive characters, the awkward Fire Marshall and Kyle as a best buddy to Collin.

“Those are your ‘fuck me’ jeans. You can’t wear those to class. Every time you sit down, everyone behind you will see clearly just how tiny your briefs probably are.” Collin blinked at him. “I find it really disturbing just how much you know about gay mating habits.” Kyle nodded. “Me too. Let’s go inside.”

I enjoyed this way too much.

If you are looking for a book that will help you relax and unwind, have fun for a couple of hours, this is the book for you.

Anne Tennino’s style is like this, snarky, sarcastic, sexy and romantic – you have everything is this book.

I loved it and will definitely re read it in the future, and of course get the other two book in the series, they are really worthy.

 

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