Genius and the Jock by Daisy Harris

15989967Title: Genius and the Jock (Men of Holsum College, Book 7)
Author: Daisy Harris
Published: September 15, 2012
Pages: 131
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Publisher Link: link
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

During freshman year, football jock Griff Parker did something completely unexpected–he had a sexual encounter with another guy. Although it was a momentary thing, he’s never been able to shake that experience in the locker room with Raj Mehir, even though he never really saw him again. Now that he’s working in the lab building and seeing Raj on a daily basis, it’s even more present in his mind (and elsewhere). But Raj wants absolutely nothing to do with him, still angry about what happened and not entirely willing to go down that road. Will proximity wear down his resolve?

I love the way in which Daisy Harris has seamlessly assembled this series. They can all be read as stand-alone books, but there is a wonderful added layer if you read them in order and start to recognize the various characters that make cameos–it definitely gives the sense of this all taking place at the same school. This one was frustrating, but mostly because of the characters, not the writing. But it was very interesting to see their development over the course of the book and to see where they ended up at the conclusion.