Andrew Grey gives good chemistry!
When his college biochemistry class turns out to be much more difficult than star quarterback Freddie Samuelson imagined, his lab partner, Kurt Maxwell, agrees to help. They’re very different: a rich kid athlete and a hardworking openly gay scholarship student. But Kurt slips past Freddie’s defenses, and little by little—despite Freddie ignoring his own sexuality in the past—Freddie realizes he wants to get to know Kurt, especially when Kurt helps him through more challenges than their science class. But it isn’t long before rumors begin to fly, and the obstacles Freddie will face may block him from both the future he planned on and the future he didn’t know he wanted.
Andrew Grey returns to Dickinson College for the second installment in his Chemistry series. In the first book we met Professor Brendon Marcus and Asst Football Coach Josh Horton, and while both characters make appearances this book is all about Freddie and Kurt.
Kurt is your typical nerd, he works hard in school, gets good grades and has a slight build and stature(but don't call him short). He also happens to be gay and out! The first meeting between Kurt and Freddie does not go well and the two, at least in Kurt's mind, have a very adversarial relationship.
Freddie is the Big Man on Campus, you know the type....quarterback for the football team, comes from money and had everything, including grades, handed to him his entire life. You would think that he would be a total douchebag, and he kind of starts out that way, but you quickly learn that Freddie's got a heart.
When the two end up as lab partners the chemistry they create is more of the sexual tension variety, but Freddie isn't sure he can take the chance and follow his heart. Especially when outside forces threaten Kurt.
The author does a great job of handling the "coming out" with real feelings and consequences. Not everyone is accepting and they will find out who their true friends are and in some instances be surprised. This was another winner from Andrew Grey and if you are a fan then you won't want to miss it and if you haven't read him yet....what are you waiting for??
RATING: 5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks.