Eighteen-year-old Nephi Rafe Norton goes to Falcon Pointe University to find himself. Away from his conservative family, he hopes to discover if his attraction to men is the real deal. Encouraged to be someone a little different, he starts using his middle name. “Rafe” quickly makes friends, some of whom practice loving physical discipline, and lives it up—until midterms hit and he realizes he’s flunking statistics class.
When Scotland native Éigneachán Jackson Levlin offers to help, Rafe is eager to accept—not only because Levlin is a psychologist, but also because he’s out and proud and hot as hell.
As their relationship heats up, Rafe decides to spend one last Christmas with his family before he tells them. When his little sister outs him to his siblings, they turn out to be fully supportive, and he takes heart—until he introduces Levlin to his father, who brutally dismisses both of them. Now Rafe must come to peace with his father’s rejection or risk losing Levlin—and all that he has become at Falcon Pointe—forever.
This was an interesting read for a few reasons. 1 – I loved how we were able to follow along as Rafe “reinvented” himself. While it is common for people to do that, it was just fun to follow along with Rafe’s changes.
I have liked this series, but the issue that I have with it is that while I enjoyed following along with the relationship between Rafe and Levlin, it was almost too predictable. So while I really enjoyed the story, I didn’t “love” it completely.
I really liked Levlin’s character – he was strong when he needed to be and he was willing to give Rafe what he needed, and wasn’t pushing for more than what Rafe was willing to give at the time.
I do want to also add that I do like that while the MCs in this series are all going through the same type of problem, the drama afterwards is different. So it’s not like I am reading the same book over and over, but they all have their own special things added to them.
Overall – I still enjoyed the story, and I will be sure to read the next book in the series.