Canning the Center – Long Pass Chronicles #2
Bookreview / June 14, 2015

Canning the Center is the second part in the Long Pass Chronicles and closely relates to part 1. In part 1 we already met Jamal Jones, and in part 2 we learn so much more about him. He has always maintained that he is bi and has no problem with that. His parents and sister totally approve. And yet, Jamal is afraid to come out on the football field. The new owner of the team makes it very clear he will not tolerate gay people on his team. So Jamal decides to stay in the closet and limit his adventures to females. But then his friends introduce him to Trixie LaRue, a performer in a drag show. Jamal falls for her head over heels and immediately decides to chase this wonderful person, if it is the last thing he will do. Trixie is Trevor Landry in reality. He is a brilliant mathematician with an intelligence of the scale. But Trevor hides his intelligence and his love for female clothing for the world. He is afraid no one will ever like him and take him in the way he is. Until he meets Jamal, a big strong man and everything he…

Outing the Quarterback – Long Pass Chronicles #1
Bookreview / June 12, 2015

Outing the Quarterback by Tara Lain is part 1 in the Long Pass Chronicles series. The series is all about professional athletes or active sporters who are gay, but afraid to come out of the closet fearing they might damage their reputation. But of course than the one true love comes along and they are forced to reconsider. In part 1 we meet Will Ashford, who plays a very high level of football and majors in business. Secretly he wants to be an artist and earn his living by painting. But he knows his father will never accept that. And oh yeah, he is also gay. Secretly he is attending art class after hours. There he meets Noah Zajack, who models for the class. Will is instantly taken by him and can’t stop thinking about the guy. Noah’s life is completely different from Will’s life. Noah is not rich and is forced to work multiple jobs to even get by and has to carefully plan every day and every meal. He likes Will a lot but doesn’t want to be treated like a charity case. After a lot of things happen they finally get together, but desperately want to keep…