My Fair Dork

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Title: My Fair Dork (Men of Holsum College #8)
Author: Daisy Harris
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Buy Link:  My Fair Dork [Men of Holsum College 8] (Siren Publishing Allure ManLove)
Genre: Comtemporary M/M
Length: 40,009 words
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

A Guest Review by Andrea

Review Summary:  I hate to say it, but it didn’t live up to my expectations.

Blurb:
They say a guy can never be too hung. Well, Harold Jacobs doesn’t know who they are, but they’re wrong. Socially awkward for as long as he can remember, Harold feels his enormous package is just one more thing to be embarrassed about. Especially once hunky and popular Owen McKenzie notices it in the showers.

Owen knows he’s bi, but he keeps that secret close to his chest. He likes Harold, and wants to help him shed his dorky image and maybe even find a boyfriend. Still, Owen can’t stop obsessing about Harold’s equipment. And much as he doesn’t want to flip-flop on his sexuality, Owen does want to test-drive what Harold has between his legs.

Their friendship erupts into full-blown lust. But can Owen accept the loss of his golden-child status and be Harold’s boyfriend? And can Harold outgrow his insecurity in time to keep the man he loves?

Review:
I love the men of Holsum College. They’re light, fun reads and generally they’re pretty hot too. These books are a guilty pleasure for me and I won’t even try to justify them. I like them dammit! That being said, this one wasn’t my favorite.

I laughed when I first read the blurb. The big issue in this book is that Harold has a giant cock, which he hates. He was ridiculed for it throughout high school and is very self-concious about it. He knows he is 100% gay but has never even kissed another guy. He knows no man in his right mind would ever choose someone as large as him. He can’t imagine any guy wanting a dork with a giant penis, especially not the hot guy down the hall.

Owen knows he likes guys. It’s just that he has never wanted one enough to make the social consequences worth it. At least that’s the case until he meets Harold. Yes, the giant penis is what grabs his attention at first but he also really likes the guy it’s attached to.

The story wasn’t quite as frivolous as I expected. I could understand that entering into a relationship with Harold would be a big step for Owen. I also got why Harold had some reservations about being with Owen. He knew Owen might one day regret his decision to be with Harold. Owen would be giving up a large part of the sexaul opportunities most gay men expect and enjoy. I liked Harold and Owen. I could see that they genuinely wanted to be together, but there was good reason to be worried for both of them.

Those obstacles to their relationship created enough angst for me. I did not need the misunderstanding and uncertainty they had later on in the book. I lost some interest while that was going on. It’s not a long book, so that wasn’t too much of an issue. The bottom line for is that I wasn’t as pulled into this book as much as I usually am. It’s a good story and an enjoyable read, just not as good as some of the previous books in the series.

2 thoughts on “My Fair Dork

  1. Leslie S

    Thanks Andrea – I’m like you, I enjoy this series when I’m looking for a bit of light, escapist fun but the last one I read didn’t quite work for me and I was wondering if I should carry on with the series or give up on it. Sounds like this one might be more miss than hit for me. Oh well!

  2. Wave

    Andrea

    I read this book when it was released and, like the one before it, wasn’t that impressed. I think that the author is writing these books too fast now and the content and quality have suffered. The first 3 or so were fine but I noticed that as the number of books increases (she puts out about one a month it seems) the quality seems to be on the downturn. However, as you said they are guilty pleasures so I guess we can’t expect much.

    Good job on the review – it captured the story high points. :)

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