To start, this was definitely better than the first of the series “Outing the Quarterback”. But as my sidekick, Elsbeth, stated in her review, this author seems to have an issue closing a book with the same strength as she has when they begin. While Outing seemed to fall flat at the midpoint, this one hangs on until close to 75%. Honestly, until the last 25% this was landing at least at 4 stars for me.
I was so excited to get Jamal’s story. We are introduced to him in Outing as the best friend to MC Will. He is bisexual, adorable, sweet, fun, good looking and in this becomes a fantastic MC…and the cutie is black…which honestly we do not get enough of. His family is wonderful and his situation is pretty well described and handled.
What I did not expect with this story was to love the other MC even more. Trixie/Trevor was a fascinating character. In addition to being a drag queen, this guy is off the charts smart…we are talking Will Hunting smart.
Both MC’s have to deal with hiding who they truly are…until they meet each other. And I love that we got scenes with Will and Noah (MCs from Outing) as our matchmakers. They know sweet Jamal and knew exactly who he would go for. Was it instalove?…yes…but it worked for me. Trixie is a gorgeous woman and the fact that under all those layers is a sweet loving smart man, was all the better. Her/His interactions with the football team as the knockout Trixie were fantastic.
As I mentioned in my status updates, the Owner of the NFL team is probably topping the list of most hated characters for me…