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Frat Boy and Toppy (Theta Alpha Gamma Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Tenino
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, the geeky-hot TA in his history class. Sebastian is everything Brad is not. Intellectual, suave, hairy. Out. And he doesn’t seem interested in Brad, even when Brad makes a fool of himself trying to catch his notice.

Score one for foolery: Sebastian does more than notice Brad; he takes him to bed. Brad’s been with plenty of girls, but with Sebastian, the sex is something else entirely—hot, mind-blowing, affirming, and a little domineering in a way that drives him wild. But when great sex turns into something more—dare he admit the “L” word?—Brad must face the crushing realization that Sebastian doesn’t feel the same. Unless, of course, he does. After all, even grad students can be idiots about matters of the heart.

Word count: 50,000; page count: 185


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4 Stars
"Humor is the mainstay of this delightfully steamy m/m romance between a young man discovering he's gay and the man he wishes to share this experience with." -RTBookReviews.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 2384 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 193755130X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing (March 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OEVNXS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,147 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Sexy With Wonderful Moments of Humor March 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It takes a very talented writer to perfectly balance humor, sexiness, and sweetness all in one story but Anne Tenino does so nicely in her latest release Frat Boy and Toppy. As a reader who doesn't normally enjoy rom-com stories, Ms. Tenino totally won me over and I found myself complete drawn into the lives of these collegians and their teachers.

Brad has always tried to live up to the image of a playboy athlete since he doesn't want to disappointment those around him, but as he gets older he can't keep fighting his true desires any longer. Enter sexy and self-confident TA Sebastian who Brad can't keep his eyes off of and who becomes the catalyst for a major revelation and a new chapter in his life. Brad's extremely sweet with a nice bit of snarky thrown in to bring some wonderful humor to the story. He's struggled and been miserable for so long keeping up his facade and you could see how it weighed on him. He hated himself for using women and alcohol to ignore his real inclinations. As he started accepting the truth of himself and slowly let others know you could sense that weight lifting off him. He became even more light-hearted and more self-confident. Brad seemed so much younger at the start of his relationship with Sebastian but things felt more equal between them later on after he came out. He became a man at that point, not so obsessed over other's opinions.

Sebastian was a complicated character that had been hurt by love before and shied away from it now. He was sexy and caring and was the perfect person to be Brad's first since he understood the seriousness of what their being together would mean for Brad's life. But whereas I could see the evolution of Brad emotionally, I can't quite say the same for Sebastian.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No doubt, it's a 5 stars book March 28, 2012
By Camila
Format:Kindle Edition
Brad is trying to be the best... the best son, the best football player, but... it's not enough. He is trying too hard, and achieving just partial success. Why? He can't find himself, in the mess of his life. College is not easy to anyone, much less to a popular football player that is in the closet.

Sebastian is a geek TA in Brad's history class. Everyone know he is gay... Brad know it too... and it desperate in love with him.
Brad want to fall in love, and be in love. Sebastian don't... can they be a perfect couple in such different worlds? A professor assistance can (better say, want) deal with a in closet popular player?
Can Brad and Sebastian be a couple? Read to know... yeah I'm a teaser :D

***************IMO why this book deserve 5 stars******************

1) the humor. No, it's not a book that will make you smile... it will crack you up loud. Oh no kidding... I laugh so many times my husband was really worried I was taking more than just painkiller drugs :D It's funny guys and girls, and I'm not kidding! Brad and Sebastian will be the narrator and I must admit the funniest was Brad. He is young, confused and his voice is perfect! A young, confused and in love brat, that crack me up. And BTW by brat I don't want to say he is immature, he is just... so innocent and willing to learn! He want to be gay, he want a boyfriend, but he have no idea how to be/get it... so, yes it's hilarious follow Brad in his thoughts and behave.

2) the erotic content. Ok, let get straight to the point, there is a lot of gay sex in this book. Oh yes, and no, I'm not spoiling saying if Brad will have with Sebastian or not... because Sebastian is not the only gay in the campus... oh yes, always teaser :D BUT don't think Brad is a slut or anything like that...
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Two parts humour, one part sex. March 31, 2012
By rameau
Format:Kindle Edition
On the Goodreads book page of this novel under the cover picture there's a button that says "read ebook." It gives you the option of reading the first six chapters of Frat Boy and Toppy for free.

I call that false advertising.

I didn't even read the synopsis, I just jumped in, read the free preview, and laughed until my jaws ached. Naturally I had to get my hands on the rest of the story and when I did-I was sorely disappointed.

Yes, I fell in love with the easy going Brad and emotionally repressed Sebastian and I laughed at their mental commentary. This was one of the few times humour did translate well. Even the unbelievably positive reactions to Brad's coming out to his family and friends, didn't bother the cynic in me who looks to realism. I was charmed by this modern fairytale telling it's okay to be who you are, it's okay to be gay and no one should tell you otherwise. I didn't even miss a more intricate plot, because simple character based stories are lovely too.

What did bother me and what dropped this from a solid four star rating to three was the fact that the plot introduced in the free snippet dissipated into gratuitous erotica. The middle third of this book is nothing but sex. And when I say sex, I mean imaginative sex. Brad mindlessly wanders from one encounter to another and very little happens in between. The remaining plot threads, which could be called mere character development, are brought back for the last fifth of the book. That's when the humour returned and I started enjoying the book again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
really liked this story..love a happy ending
Published 1 month ago by Andrew Riccardi
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 stars...
I've been putting off reading this book for a long time because I just cannot get over the complete and utter awfulness of the title. It should've been called just "Frat Boy". Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miannie
4.0 out of 5 stars Light, HOT read
Brad is an undergrad jock, a real ladies man. Brad has just finally admitted to himself that he is gay. He has had sex with a lot of girls, but something has always been missing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tracy c muth
3.0 out of 5 stars Best ever coming out scenes. Hilarious!
A sweet book, and I give it three stars for having the best 2 coming out scenes that I have ever read. First to his family and then to his frat. Read more
Published 5 months ago by starsaga
3.0 out of 5 stars A good average read
A good average read. No overwhelming tragic drama as some books have. I did enjoy the "Beginners B&D" aspect of it. The MCs were believable and their motivations sincere. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Satyr69
2.0 out of 5 stars pretty simple plot!
I think it could have had a better plot, not just sex. The conflict at the end was what should have happened early on.
Published 5 months ago by Benedick C Chai
3.0 out of 5 stars The main story is sex scenes. I’d like more character development.
It kept my interest and I did not wish it would be over. I did not like reason they broke up. It was vague and stretched logic. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and SEXY!! Loved it!
This book was great! RomCom can be so difficult to pull off – such a fine balance of getting some laughs, but not being forced – Anne Tenino has done this perfectly. Read more
Published 6 months ago by LYLBTB
3.0 out of 5 stars OK if you're looking for some over-the-top insta-love...
I don't know that I enjoyed this one as much as other people have. Part of it, though, I'll admit is that I was kind of going through a phase where I'd read so many insta-love... Read more
Published 6 months ago by C. Jefferson
5.0 out of 5 stars In Love For The First Time!
This is a great book Brad a Greek frat boy who knows who he wants and go after it, Sebastian a gay macdaddy not sure what he feels for innocent Brad but doesn't mind taking him on... Read more
Published 6 months ago by carmen
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More About the Author

Raised on a steady media diet of Monty Python, classical music and the visual arts, Anne Tenino rocked the mental health world when she was the first patient diagnosed with Compulsive Romantic Disorder. Since that day, with her trusty psychiatrist by her side, Anne has taken on conquering the M/M world through therapeutic writing. Finding out who those guys having sex in her head are and what to do with them has been extremely liberating.

Anne's husband finds it liberating as well, although in a somewhat different way. He has accepted her need for "research", and looks forward to the benefits said research affords him. He thinks it's kind of cool she manages to write, as well. Her two daughters are mildly confused by Anne's need to twist Ken dolls into odd positions. They were raised to be open-minded children, however, and other than occasionally stealing Ken1's strap-on, they let Mom do her thing without interference.

Anne's thing is writing gay romance and erotica.

Wondering what Anne does in her spare time? Mostly she lies on the couch, eats bonbons and shirks housework.

Check out what Anne's up to now by visiting her site. http://annetenino.com or see what the Chicks & Dicks are up to on the blog she contributes to, http://chicksndicks.blogspot.com

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