Love, Hypothetically

Theta Alpha Gamma, #2

This is the second book in the Theta Alpha Gamma series. We first met Paul as Sebastian's roommate in Frat Boy & Toppy. Paul is now living in the dorms after his falling out with Sebastian and he is tutoring students while working on his thesis. Despite his staunch refusal to tutor athletes Paul receives a note that he's been specially assigned to work with the softball team at the request of the new coach. Upon arriving at the new coach's office Paul finds himself face to face with his ex-boyfriend Trevor.

Paul is horrified to see Trevor again. Trevor not only broke his heart but he "outed" Paul and left him to deal with the consequences on his own. Trevor is back specifically to ask for Paul's forgiveness and to see if there is any chance they can try again.

The rest of the story is about the two of them trying to work through forgiveness and start over again. The story itself was written well and was pretty good. I have to say though that I still didn't care for Paul. He was really unlikable in the first book and I think he was supposed to be more likable in this book, but I didn't really feel it. He was often rude to others and I didn't get what it was about him that Trevor was supposed to like so much. We never really see a good side of Paul. Maybe that’s’ because this was a short story, but Paul's character was never developed enough to make me understand why Trevor would work so hard to get him back. My dislike of Paul effected my overall rating of the book. I would still recommend this series though because the other characters in the other books are all really fun and interesting and the author never fails to give you a good storyline.

Book Blurb for Love, Hypothetically

Paul's been called many things—graduate student, humanities tutor, jock-hater, even broke—but "forgiving" isn't one of them. When the new women's softball coach at Calapooya College specifically requests Paul to tutor his athletes, Paul's forced to put aside his strict "no athletes" policy for the sake of his paycheck.

Enter Trevor Gardiner, former Major League Baseball player and Paul’s high school boyfriend. Yeah, that one—the guy who sacrificed Paul for the safety of his closet and his future career. But Trevor’s come out and retired from baseball, and now he’s looking for forgiveness and a second chance.

There’s no earthly reason Paul should give him one, but he keeps letting the man state his case. And touch him. And take him sailing. The waters are far from smooth, though, and Paul says awful things to Trevor he isn’t sure he means. Now Paul has to decide: apologize and forgive Trevor for everything, or chalk it up as revenge and move on.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 3.00