Oh how I loved this book. I generally really enjoy these authors but I put this book off for awhile due to the age of the main characters. Now I regret not reading it immediately. Mark is a college freshman who is from Australia and going to school in the United States. He is not very excited to be there nor does he really want to pledge the fraternity his step-father wants him in. He does though to keep the peace in the family. Early on Mark meets Deacon who is a member of the fraternity next door. The two fraternities are bitter rivals but that doesn't stop these two guys from having a relationship.
The story covers a lot of topics. Bullying, the social dynamics of fraternities, young love and how we all struggle with coming of age. This story was both hilarious and heart warming. I loved watching Mark struggle to figure himself out. I loved watching Mark and Deacon realize they loved each other. I really loved Mark and Deacon exploring their sexuality with each other. Hot dang these boys were naughty together. Really naughty.
As usual this writing team did a stellar job from begining to end. There was nothing about this book I didn't like. It was well written, the characters were great and I was totally engaged in the story from begining to end. Run buy this right now. You won't regret it.
Mark Cooper is angry, homesick, and about to take his stepdad’s dubious advice and rush Prescott College’s biggest party fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi. Greek life is as foreign to Aussie transplant Mark as Pennsylvania’s snowstorms and bear sightings. So, when the fraternity extends Mark a bid, Mark vows to get himself kicked out by the end of pledge period. But then he’s drawn into Alpha Delt’s feud with a neighboring fraternity.
Studious Deacon Holt is disappointed to learn Mark’s pledging Alpha Delt, his fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa’s sworn enemy. Mark is too beautiful for Deacon to pass up an invitation for sex, but beyond sex, Deacon’s not sure. He wants a relationship, but a difficult family situation prevents him from pursuing anything beyond his studies.
Mark and Deacon’s affair heats up as the war between their fraternities escalates. They explore kinks they didn’t know they had while keeping their liaison a secret from their brothers. But what Romeo and Juliet didn’t teach these star-crossed lovers is how to move beyond sex and into a place where they share more than a bed. That’s something they’ll have to figure out on their own--if the friction between their houses, and between Mark and America, doesn’t tear them apart.