Title: Diva and the Frat Boy by Daisy Harris
Men of Holsum College Book Two
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 22,485 words
Book Rating: B+
Review Copy Obtained from Author
[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Interracial Romance, M/M, public exhibition, HEA]
Nathaniel Reece is savvy and fierce and wouldn’t give boring-ass Greg Sanders the time of day, except Greg is the president of a fraternity Nathaniel wants to join. But once Nathaniel gets a taste of the ferocity under Greg’s cool exterior, he can’t stop himself from trying to lure the uptight frat brother out of his shell.
The face of gay life on campus and a crusader heading off to law school, Greg doesn’t see any problem with seducing the flamboyant and exciting Nathaniel. But that’s before he finds out his fraternity brothers are refusing Nathaniel’s pledge bid. Greg’s athletic and masculine and has never had to deal with the censure of his friends or the odd looks of strangers, but if he’s going to be what Nathaniel needs, he’ll have to be comfortable not just being out, but also standing out.
The second installment of Daisy Harris’s Men of Holsum College series, Frat Boy and the Diva is a hot but sweet romance between two very different men. Nathaniel Reece is flamboyant, out and proud. In other words, he is the complete opposite of the equally out but quiet and could pass for straight any day of the week Greg Sanders. Will it be possible for these two people with vastly dissimilar personalities to embrace and fully appreciate one another’s differences?
Nathaniel is so gay he makes everyone (including himself) uncomfortable. He plays up his natural tendencies in an attempt to protect himself from being hurt. With a long string of casual hook ups behind him, he is not expecting a long term relationship with Greg.
Greg is fairly insulated from the prejudices that Nathaniel faces. He believes the fraternity is accepting of all students gay and straight until he is faced with the growing realization that some of his fraternity brothers are not as tolerant and open minded as he originally believes. With his growing feelings for Nathaniel, Greg is forced to confront his own prejudices as well as those of the fraternity and the general public.
I really enjoyed watching the relationship between Greg and Nathaniel grow from one of extremely hot and steamy sex to one filled with deeper emotions. Greg is slow to appreciate the man behind Nathaniel’s flashy personality. Nathaniel always remains true to himself even when Greg finds it difficult to accept his public persona. Nathaniel maintains an emotional distance, but Greg does not let that keep him from following his heart.
Frat Boy and the Diva is a thought-provoking story that does not shy away from exposing the discrimination that sometimes exists in the gay community. Daisy Harris teaches a valuable lesson in not prejudging people based on their appearance as well as the importance of self-acceptance.
A beautiful and deliciously sexy love story that fans of contemporary romances are sure to enjoy.
Read my review of College Boys the first book in the Men of Holsum College series HERE.