No! Jocks Don't Date Guys

Good No Jocks Don t Date Guys Author Wade Kelly is Kindle Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative small town America on the east coast where it s not easy to live free and

Good No! Jocks Don't Date Guys Author Wade Kelly is Kindle Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small town America on the east coast where it s not easy to live free and open in one s beliefs Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing taxi driver for her three children She likes snakes, can t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.. 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 collegeWhat 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.. Popular Books No! Jocks Don't Date Guys I was hoping to enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series, "My Roommate's a Jock? Well, Crap!," but that sadly didn't happen this time around.I actually did like both main characters, a lot, but much of the book just felt really awkward for me.Chris is a 20 y.o. soccer team captain with a heart of gold. I loved him right from the start. He is strong, without being strong-willed toward others, and when he set his mind on a certain young emo-punk, he never faltered in his commitment. Major maturity points there for Chris. Alonzo, aka Lonnie, is a snarky, withdrawn 19 y.o. college freshman from Nebraska with more baggage than Samsonite. He's experienced some major trauma 3 years prior, so he desperately holds onto his heart for the fragile thing that it has become.This book is extremely slow burn and I love how Chris chips away at Alonzo's walls to work his way inside his heart. Kudos for the inventive re-purposing of gummy bears to help make that happen. I loved that and laughed so hard during those scenes.If the story had kept going in that same direction, this one would have probably been a 5-star read for me, but alas.The story went off track, IMO, when the whole "cheerleader" business came up. The men in Chris' family have all married cheerleaders for nearly 100 years, which Chris' father takes very seriously. Way. Too Seriously.I found the whole cheerleader plot not only distracting, but to be honest, pretty mind-numbingly irritating and vapid. For all of Chris' maturity, his father showed none of that. Absolutely none.The book also devoted chapters to points of view from Chris' best friend, Doug, and Alonzo's sister, Stephanie. WHY??? Other than to set Doug up for his own book, I felt his perspective only took away from the book's focus and I found it to be more of a detractor.Plus, at 294 pages, the book felt unnecessarily long. By the time I hit the halfway mark, I was ready for the pacing to increase and the book to wrap it up. I'm not adverse to longer books, I've *loved* all of TJ Klune's page count-friendly stories, but this read just seemed to drag on and on.Again, I loved both Chris and Alonzo, especially when they felt comfortable enough to become intimate, because that was smoking HAWT, but there were a ton of side-plot points explored, which made the book a bit unfocused when trying to proceed from point A, meeting, to point B, the HEA.Lastly, I found a lot of phrases unrealistic for 20 y.o. Chris to be using. For example:"Well, hot diggity dog!”“Holy man.” "Oh by gosh, by golly." If you can find anyone under 40, especially a young college student, who talks like that, I'll eat them. Literally.Yes, I did find much of the story enjoyable, including following up on the lives of the recently-married Ellis and Cole, but I also found an equal number of niggles, so this one clocks in at a little under 3 stars for me.-------------------------------------------------My copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair, unbiased review.

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  1. Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small town America on the east coast where it s not easy to live free and open in one s beliefs Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing taxi driver for her three children She likes snakes, can t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.

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  1. I was hoping to enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first book in the series, My Roommate s a Jock Well, Crap , but that sadly didn t happen this time around.I actually did like both main characters, a lot, but much of the book just felt really awkward for me.Chris is a 20 y.o soccer team captain with a heart of gold I loved him right from the start He is strong, without being strong willed toward others, and when he set his mind on a certain young emo punk, he never faltered in his commitm [...]


  2. Review originally posted at Sinfully.This was another good entry in the Jocks series The main couple in this story is Chris, the closeted jock who is expected to marry a cheerleader and Alonzo, the quiet, goth emo who keeps showing up to watch Chris s soccer team practice For fans of the first book Cole and Ellis are back in this story as well.I just want to get this part of the review out of the way and say that the whole dad obsessing on the cheerleader thing really made me uncomfortable squic [...]


  3. No Jocks Don t Date Guys by Wade Kelly is the follow up story to Crap My Roommate s A Jock I knew I wanted to read it as it has the same trope as its predecessor opposites attract I greatly enjoyed this sequel it had some high points and some low points I ll start off with the negatives first The multiple POV changes I am not a fan of having other POVs besides the main characters in a romance book I feel that it disrupts the story flow and adds unnecessary content to a story In this story, it ha [...]


  4. 3.75 starsBig Wade Kelly Giveaway rainbowgoldreviews.wordpress.This is a romance story between two super sweet sexy guys I really like Chris s happiness and optimism and Alonzo stole my heart Alonzo is so vulnerable and yet, he opens his heart to let Chris in He has been through a terrible ordeal that is slowly revealed with each new page, but behind the trauma of his past is a confident and vibrant young man, hidden away.While I really like Chris in many ways, he is not as perfect as he seems i [...]


  5. So I enjoyed this book, mostly The MCs were great and great together I really loved watching them fall in love Chris is okay with being gay and loving Lonnie He has a lot of great romantic moments My heart broke for Lonniehis past was tragic and really highlights the non issue of Chris s angst The problems come from the side characters Basically all the female characters were rude ditzy bimbos with big boobs Except the moms of course Lonnie s sister was horrible in her own way But then I hate pu [...]


  6. 3.5 StarsDespite the light hearted title, this New Adult romance does some heavy emotionial lifting Chris is a sunny extrovert hero who is kind and while not out yet is very much out to himself Lonnie is an introvert who we slowly open himself to Chris and a circle of friends that show him it is okay to be his full self in a a safe place.The love story and healing of Lonnie is really well done and Chris is someone anyone would fall in love with in his steadfast, attentive, and brave ways.The che [...]


  7. Ok, another one for the DNF shelf, yes, I m having a run of back luck But honestly, I don t like Chris, the way he talks, what he talks and the writing style telling us all that stuff is getting on my nerves I m on vacation with lots of fun things to do, so I don t want to take time to work through a book I don t like.



  8. Original Post Review No Jocks Don t Date Guys Jock 2 by Wade KellyReview by multitaskingmommaMy Rating 5 of 5 StarsNo Jocks Don t Date Guys is the second of the Jock books which surprisingly became a series The first hint was the book Oh, Crap This Jock s Getting Married Jock 1.5 offered to attendees to GRL and released to the public right after There we see the futures of our beloved characters, Cole and Ellis They have graduated and life is not giving them the break they need financially At th [...]


  9. Family traditions are all fine and can be supportive and comforting, but if they become restrictive directives instead, pain and unnecessary upset follow Chris has known for a while that his father s idea of all Jackson men marry a cheerleader conflicts with what will make Chris happy Chris is gay and the last thing on his mind is finding a nice cheerleader to settle down with When he finds an intriguing guy instead and falls for him faster than he ever expected, Chris knows he is in trouble His [...]




  10. Chris Jackson is a bright and happy college student and the captain of his soccer team But he s aware in no uncertain terms that his father expects him to carry on the family tradition of marrying a cheerleader That becomes problematic when Chris falls for troubled Alonzo Martin, a goth guy that seems to have no friends but who shows up to watch all Chris s soccer practices and games Approaching Alonzo is also problematic initially as Chris discovers Apparently Alonzo has had some severe problem [...]


  11. This story had started out well I liked the characters The story and stars started falling towards the end when the whole cheerleader issues entered I actually had to stop and reread it wondering if I had wasted my time starting this book The book really went downhill from this point It is towards the end so I forced myself to the end The 3 stars are for the first 3 4 of the book.


  12. This is book two in the jocks series We see Ellis and Cole again as an established couple but the new couple Chris and Alonzo are not part of their group so you can read this as a standalone.Chris knows he s gay, but hasn t wanted to out himself until he s found the one When he meets Alonzo something about the emo boy calls to him and he feels and certain that he may be worth coming out for.Alonzo has a very painful past and has a hard time trusting anyone He doubts Chris and their relationshi [...]


  13. 3.5 I re read the first book and the free short in preparation for this book and then immediately started this I have to say, I think I like this one the best so far Let me start out with the pros I loved the inclusion of Ellis and Cole in this story and it was nice seeing Rob I really need his story pretty please again but the focus never ventured far from Alonzo and Chris I was vested in Chris and Alonzo s relationship and liked them as a couple and the patience and acceptance that they showed [...]


  14. I really enjoyed No Jocks Don t Date Guys, and Chris and Alonzo s story The patience that Chris showed, to first be friends and spend time with Alonzo, and to take things at his pace, was super sweet Over and over Chris showed that he would be loyal, supportive and stand by Alonzo through anything, and that made me fall for him even .Now, I will say that there were a few times Chris really got on my nerves, and I kind of wanted to slap him upside his head especially when dealing with Doug but I [...]


  15. Soccer player Chris falls fast for Alonzo, but you wouldn t expect these two to get together Chris is a popular, easy going, fun jock while Alonzo appears to be something between goth and emo They ve both got baggage too Chris is out to just one close friend and he s terrified to tell his parents because his dad is hung up on him keeping up the family tradition of marrying a cheerleader Meanwhile, Alonzo is attempting to put his life back together by moving across the country and enrolling in sc [...]


  16. So this book was really not great I hate writing bad reviews, so I ll keep it short, but it really didn t work at all for me What did I like Not a lot The MCs were actually ok, and the premise of the story was good It ends their though The writing style was not for me at all, it was cliche, weird, annoying, the father with his cheerleader obsession was way to ridiculous, many other plot points I can t be bothered adding were also ridiculous The whole thing just sounded like a badly written self [...]


  17. This is turning into one of my favourite series Wade has such a way of bringing the broken soul into warmth and love Chris and alonzo are so different from each other but the chemistry between them is perfect There are some fantastic secondary characters, Doug being one of them You will hate him but feel sorry for him too all at the same time I always love the depth in the characters wade creates You will end up feeling like you know them personally by the end of the book.


  18. My first 5 star of 2016 I had to force myself to put it down so I could get some sleep last night I spent most of the book with a smile on my face, loving how Chris spent his time earning Lonnie s trust Cole and Ellis were back and provided a sweet and funny support system for the boys I hope Doug is up next after his discovery I love this series


  19. 4.5 Stars I love them as equally as I loved Ellis Cole Chris is an ideal boyfriend, oh god lucky Alonzo for having him I enjoyed reading this though at some point I want to smack Doug, get a grip dude just accept that you fall in love with a guy Geez




  20. I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 3 Stars I m uncomfortable posting this review because I both enjoy the author and their books But, no matter what, sometimes a book is just not a good fit for a reader This was the case this time around for me maybe mood based, or simply one of the characters rubbing me the wrong way Excuse the following review As a writer, it s difficult for me to read and fall into the story It s a rare occasion that I manage that, as I had wi [...]


  21. Originally Reviewed for Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews 4.5 out of 5.0 stars I finished reading Wade Kelly s newest Jock installment last night, and I ve got to say I quite enjoyed it, as usual for a Wade Kelly book.The characters in this one had some flaws which made their story interesting in some ways, and maybe one which touched me in an irritating way I ll share both as I go along, rather than just pointing out either side Chris is this perfect son, sexy soccer player that all the cheerle [...]


  22. May contain Spoilers I m not a huge fan of instant lust,love this book has it in spades.I could not understand nor feel the connection between the two lovebirds ,which seemed contrived due to a lack of natural progression.I strangely felt no empathy towards Alonzo despite the author creating a persona that is specifically intended to garner a sympathetic response Alonzo s case file reads like a profile of a teen Frankenstein Sex at 14.Attempted suicide pact at 14yfriend dies he does not.has PTSD [...]


  23. Chris Jackson and Alonzo Martin couldn t be opposite they come from completely different backgrounds Chris was raised by very loving, hands on parents and his family is still pretty close, even if his father is a little mental While Alonzo comes from a broken home in a small town where being convicted of murder would be acceptable than being gay These two give new meaning to the term opposites attract Chris is intrigued and infatuated from the start Alonzo however, takes a while to warm up to [...]


  24. This was a solid story I enjoyed the story and the writing The only thing that felt a little off was the whole cheerleader thing that one of the MCs dad was obsessed over That was a little strange how far the dad took it.Sweet romance and sweet first time And of course Ellis and Cole surprised me


  25. I really enjoyed the characters in this book I loved Alonzo and Chris Many cute parts I bookmarked a lot 3I liked that you got to see character growth in Alonzo I am a sucker for shy punk goth emo whatever you want to call it characters PIt was great to see Cole and Ellis again Wade Kelly, please tell me there will be a book about Doug and Sam


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