Plan B by S.J.D. Peterson
Danny Marshal has always lived his life out loud, but his androgynous appearance is only a small part of who he is. One night at a frat party, Danny meets Lance Lenard, football jock and apparent straight guy. Lance is shocked when he’s immediately attracted to Danny’s feminine side. Danny is happy to be the subject of Lance’s first man-on-man experiment—until Lance begins to struggle with the fact that despite his appearance, Danny is indeed a man.
Lance’s whole life has been focused on his goal of playing in the NFL, and he knows those dreams will be smashed if anyone finds out about his little secret. Although Lance has come to hunger for Danny’s touch, he’s not willing to give Danny what he’s grown to crave: a boyfriend who’s proud to love him for every flamboyant and snarky cell in his body.
Life sends Danny and Lance in different directions, each of them focused on his respective Plan A. But the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Danny is a very flamboyant gay man. He is in college and studying theater. He believes in living life “out loud”. He dresses how he feels, wears makeup, is constantly styling his hair, and sleeps with many men. The point of view of the book is all told through him. One night at a party he doesn’t want to be at he meets Lance. Lance is a football player whose only goal is to make it to the NFL. Danny doesn’t like Lance at first but when Lance goes out of his way to met up with Danny later and try to get to know him, Danny becomes intrigued. Lance is in the closet. He knows that football is not something he can have if he comes out as being gay. He has never been tempted to get involved with a guy until Danny.
Plan B was quite the read. When I started the book I honestly didn’t really care for it. I didn’t hate it but it was “Blah” for me. Slowly I was pulled into the book wondering what was going to happen to these men. Could these two make a relationship like this one last? Danny just seemed too full of life to settle for a relationship where he couldn’t be himself with the one he loved and Lance would accept nothing but making it in football. They broke my heart:(
The characters were so vivid and fully developed. The writing was outstanding. I can honestly say I was totally convinced by the end of the book that the ride was totally worth losing sleep over reading, which I did indeed do:)
Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Five Roses, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, TJ and tagged Dreamspinner Press, Five Roses, M/M Romance, Novel, S.J.D. Peterson. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.