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Connor Worthington knew from an early age he was 'different'. But it wasn't until he met Kyle Baker at UCLA lacrosse practice that he knew he wasn't alone. Fear regarding his sexuality was not new to Connor. Connor played the 'straight' act as long as he could. But it was taking its toll on him. Kyle recently transferred from the University of Oregon to UCLA. But what KyleConnor Worthington knew from an early age he was 'different'. But it wasn't until he met Kyle Baker at UCLA lacrosse practice that he knew he wasn't alone. Fear regarding his sexuality was not new to Connor. Connor played the 'straight' act as long as he could. But it was taking its toll on him. Kyle recently transferred from the University of Oregon to UCLA. But what Kyle never expected was to fall head over heels for a long-haired athlete named Connor. The two men instantly grew inseparable, on and off the field. Lusting after his roommate distracted Kyle from his studies and practice. But Kyle had a hunch. A hunch that Connor may be in the closet as well. And he was right. Problem solved? Their problems had just begun....

Title : unnecessary roughness
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ISBN : 6963859
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Number of Pages : 286 Pages
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  • Starrynight
    2019-02-27 19:36

    Maybe if this author spent a little more time on her books instead of trying to be the Nora Roberts of gay romance, (in other words, stop trying to put a new book out every few weeks) they might be worth reading. The core story is there, but it lacks real substance. Very predictable. The is about the 3rd book I have purchased by this author and each time I hope for the best and am disappointed. I never understand why her books get such high ratings. When I spend $7 for a book, I expect more.

  • Aiko
    2019-02-25 20:20

    I can't begin to list all the things that made me 1star this book, seeing I had eyeroll moments atleast three times per page. But to justify my rating:- the writing is childish.- the characters are inconsistent and murky. I have no idea who Kyle was, except some jock that liked to masturbate while spying on his roommate, and all I'll remember about Connor is that he had pretty hair...- there's not a single supporting character that have anything nice or good going for them.- the way things turned out with Connor's parents, judging by how they were 95% of the book, just didn't make any sense what so ever.- the dialogues...oh dear...the dialogues...stilted and strange doesn't even begin to describe them.- the story had potential, but turned out to be just one big disappointment.Basically, in my opinion, it's a pile of rubbish.

  • Betryal
    2019-03-04 21:22

    What can I say other than G.A. never disappoints. This story for me hit very close to home. Somehow I wish all outcomes of assholes and gay bashing could be the same as it's written in books. The gay couple lives happily ever after and the arses get their just desserts. We can always wish and hope life is like the novel very well written. Another bravo for G.A.

  • Shandra
    2019-03-11 21:19

    Not For MeHonestly? I've read worse. Who wants to base a book recommendation off that opinion though? On the whole, GA Hauser wrote an agenda book about rampant -and I do mean rampant to the point literally everyone everywhere seemed to be a murderous homophobe- gay-bashing which is an important topic. If I had felt any connection at all to either character, I might have been able to enjoy reading about two men deciding to choose love even if it meant they were giving up their lives. I couldn't get past the constant use of each others' full names, the purple prose starring references to lovemaking and beautiful men and so on, along with the fact for a book set in Los Angeles, California? There sure were a lot of people who were okay with gay-bashing to the point it's a constant theme throughout the book and a potentially gay-related murder to wrap it all up.Does this kind of homophobia exist? Yes.It was just too unrealistic for me given the setting as well as the continuous happenings starring it throughout the entire work. The topic is very worthy of attention. This book simply wasn't for me in its execution.

  • Rick Fisher
    2019-03-14 17:11

    This was a nice, quick read. The majority of the book was predictable. It followed the usual m/m college sport novel plot. The characters are very likable, especially in a visual way.

  • Charly
    2019-03-23 15:07

    Good story idea, but not executed wellWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 4/10PROS: - I know there are other sports m/m romances out there, but I haven’t read many, so I found this to be a refreshing change of scenery. Especially considering the guys’ sport is lacrosse--I know almost nothing about lacrosse and was interested in the little details here and there about the sport.- Hauser does a good job of creating a college setting. Many of the descriptions are right on: dorm life, crummy little apartments, college pubs, the (straight) dating game, etc.- The “does he like me?” dance is intriguing and probably pretty realistic. (I did start to get a little tired of it, though: I realize they’re both nervous about coming out, but after referring to each other as “very cute” and “perfect,” giving each other oiled backrubs, standing literally nose to nose, and dropping a number of other obvious “I’m gay” hints, they still can’t figure each other out? Really?)CONS: - There’s very little detail or depth to the story--especially to the characters’ thoughts and feelings. “Connor was getting the feeling the friendly gesture was something else. Being propositioned upset Connor.” O…kay. WHY did it upset him? How did it make him feel? What was his reaction? Etc.- For the majority of the book, I had a hard time telling the characters apart; they have very few distinguishing features. They’re both gorgeous, they’re both closeted, they’re both athletic, they’re both studious. Several times I’d read through about half a page of dialogue and then realize I had the two guys mixed up. I kept having to remind myself that Connor was “long-hair guy” and Kevin was “transfer student.” They also do some really clueless things that aggravated me: one of them receives some hateful text messages at one point, and instead of thinking maybe the police might be interested in reading them, the guys just delete them.- Something horrible happens to one of the secondary characters at the end of the book, and although there are hints throughout that something like that could happen, I didn’t feel that the gravity of that moment jived with the flippant tone of the rest of the book.- The book has numerous inconsistencies that suggest very sloppy editing: Connor’s a senior, for example, yet he tells Kyle at one point that he hasn’t picked a major yet. I can’t think of any college where you could be 30 hours shy of graduating and still not have a major.Overall comments: I’ve read other Hauser books and have come to the conclusion that most of her stories are fun fluff and nothing more. I didn’t really find this one all that fun, though. The main reason I bought the book was that a percentage of the proceeds of each sale goes to Gay American Heroes, and I love that Hauser is supporting gay rights organizations. But honestly, I wish I had donated the $15 straight to the organization.

  • Wendy Ann
    2019-03-03 19:32

    I'd call this one at least a 3.5 overall. I enjoyed the first time/coming of age aspect of the story. I was angry with the treatment that Connor was receiving from his lacrosse teammates and proud of Kyle for wanting to protect and defend him; all the fears/concerns around dealing with bigotry in college sports felt realistic. Both main characters were well developed (Connor and Kyle); I could really get a feel for their personalities and I liked them both - they were awesome together! A couple of things that prevented a higher rating for me were the funky inner dialogue going on with each character (not that it doesn't happen, it just felt a bit awkward in style and word choices), the way too easy resolution of family conflict with Connor's Dad (I mean, the guy was a total jerk and Connor thought his Dad was going to kill him, literally, and he just totally settled down once Connor fessed up to being gay? huh?), and the unresolved police investigation and ending that left me hanging to wonder what would happen. Despite these, I definitely enjoyed this book!

  • Julesmarie
    2019-03-11 15:13

    1.5 starsIt kills me that this book was this bad. It was such a fun concept, and I was really looking forward to reading it. It was just so badly handled and so poorly written I nearly didn't even bother finishing it.The reason it's getting the .5 star is because I really did like Connor, although I wish he were a little better-developed.The reason it's only getting the .5 star is because it felt like it couldn't make up its mind. The writing was juvenile enough to make me think this was trying to be a YA book, but then the sex was graphic enough to make that impossible as well.And the way the relationship developed between Connor and Kyle was just a little to ridiculous to be believable.Intolerance and prejudice are indeed important themes, and should be explored in literature. They just deserve better handling than they got in this book.

  • Stacey Jo
    2019-02-23 17:23

    They are in college and on the la cross team. Neither is sure if the other likes them because they keep getting mixed signals. Lots and lots and lots of angst. They finally make a move and realize they are "the one". Coming out to their parents takes some bravery and they don't get the reactions they expected. They do have to deal with violence against them from their teammates and one teammate is murdered for being suspected for being gay so this is an issue that is brought to the forefront and is something they have to deal with and take a stand against. Overall a really good book, especially if you enjoy a great deal of angst.

  • Jess
    2019-03-26 17:10

    re-read Dec 2012Didnt realise I had read this one as I was away from goodreads.I started getting Deja Vu about 25% in but by then I wanted to know the ending. Which turned out to be a bit of a let down. The father who was a super asshole did a 360 and said he only acted the way he did so that his son would be honest with them. The parent knew he would be gay from a kid.BULLSHITif you know your kids going to be gay you let them know they can tell you anything. you dont let them think that they will kill you if you admit your sexuality.

  • T.A. Webb
    2019-02-25 15:22

    I really liked this book.Kyle and Connor are teammates on the lacrosse field. They also become very close friends off the field, and, despite Connor's extreme fear and reluctance, partners in bed. Kyle is more comfortable in his skin, while Connor fears his family's reaction to what may happen should he be found "out".Both guys are sweet, believable, and ultimately, people I want to know.Not the normal story Ms. Hauser writes, but that is what is so wonderful about it, and her. Love it when I am surprised!Two big thumbs up!

  • Tame
    2019-03-08 18:06

    Without a doubt, the BEST book I've ever read---first book I ever read from Ms. G.A., and I have been hooked ever since :) Just read it---I can't stop re-reading it over & over. The characters' strengths, both on & off the field, plus their almost heartbreaking vulnerability, made it impossible to put down until I'd read through the entire book in one sitting. Especially with Coming Out Day this month, now behind us, yet never forgotten, this book should be on the list to read for that very reason.Brava, Ms. GA!!

  • Nu
    2019-03-18 19:12

    Fun read. I loved Connor and how he immediately knew (even though he pretended he didn't ) what he wanted. And Kyle was glorious.Their attraction was hot and a whole lot more than physical. But I have to admit that it kinda lost me nearing the end. I don't know if it was the drama or what. But overall it was a really great read.4 stars a,

  • Nene
    2019-03-23 15:33

    This one was a fight to the finish for me. I wanted to just chuck it out the window a couple times. The story itself isn't bad and the characters are likeable but the style...sheesh! It was so hard to read. Dialogue on top of dialogue with a little dialogue thrown in on the side. Little to no work on description or settings or scene changes or anything else.

  • Anthony
    2019-02-27 17:17

    A passionate story of love and strength It will forever be one of my favorites. A truly inspirational story giving hope of finding ones soul mate. This story gives he hope and strength when thinking about the future

  • Kari Gregg
    2019-03-21 19:29

    Loved Connor & Kyle. A coming-out, coming-of-age story where all is not sunshine & rainbows. I blow hot or cold with this author, nothing in between. I either like the book with the fire of 1000 suns or blow as cold as the arctic tundra. For me, this one was a winner!

  • ElaineY
    2019-03-26 22:31

    I would have liked it better if it was a little shorter. Still, it wasn't bad for a Hauser. 3.5 stars.

  • Jen Wilson
    2019-03-03 22:14

    This was a good book!

  • Gmassing
    2019-02-23 16:26

    Good but not great.

  • Ashley Fetterman
    2019-02-26 19:34

    This was so good! I love how it opens your eyes at the end. I feel bad for Don though, he was innocent and didn't deserve that.