Sweet/ wholesome MM love story. Easy reading introduction to the Ridgemont University gay romance series. No adult content. Focus on slow burn true love story and character building.
Simon Northbrook has the smarts, looks, and he is an excellent journalist for Ridgemont University’s Weekly paper. But Simon’s perfectionist nature hides a deep need to be loved and appreciated. Specifically by Ian Peters, his unbearably gorgeous editor. When Simon’s friend Zuko disappears, Simon’s investigation soon reveals that he is on the brink of a scandal that will rock the entire university. Will Simon let down his guard to work with Ian and solve the mystery, or will his fear of love stand in his way?
Flirty, fun, and above all sweetly romantic, the exciting new Ridgemont University series follows the exploits of m/m college students. Full of character-driven drama and suspense, and a healthy dose of romance and comedy, the boys of Ridgemont University are sure to steal your heart.
Hot Off the Press is a slow burn m/m contemporary college romance novel set in the fictional Ridgemont University. It has lots of flirtation and character development, medium angst, a little bit of heat, and a happily-ever-after ending.
Review: Ok, so I had to wait a day after reading this to write my review. It's not that the story wasn't good. It definitely was. It's just that Simon was so frustrating. I can't relate to him personally because his level of insecurity is far beyond anything I've dealt with. Despite this, I kept reading because I wanted him to eventually grow a pair and take what was in front of him. Ian isn't sterling either, but at least he's willing to go for what he wants. I actually feel sorry for him because it's evident early on that he's attracted to Simon, but Simon is just so insecure and sheltered that he refuses to see the signs, and even when Ian reaches out, he shuts him down repeatedly. Despite Simon's glaring personality flaws, the story itself was interesting and kept me reading to make it through to the end