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Side-LinedPride Publishing
ISBN 978-1-906328-12-2
Genre: Contemporary; M/M
Series: Book two in the Campus Cravings series.
Book Length: Novel
Release Date: July 2007

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College is supposed to be a time of exploring new things, learning about yourself, and having a good time doing it. For Max Henley, it was the hardest time of his life. During his sophomore year, his best friend and lover, Nick, was killed in a car wreck. A car Max had been driving.

Now two years later, Max has thrown himself into his studies. Side-lined from football due to an injury sustained during the wreck, Max’s entire focus is on academics. Well, that and his Professor, Alec Demakis.

The problem is, whenever Max thinks about his Professor, the guilt over Nick’s death returns. Can Max ever forgive himself enough to love again?

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Excerpt

Note for Readers: You must be over eighteen to read this excerpt.

Getting to class on time was a bit harder that morning. He was beyond ready for his final, but wasn’t so sure about seeing the Professor. Taking his usual seat, halfway up the classroom stadium and in the centre, Max set his backpack on the floor.

Fiddling with his pencil, he felt his breath hitch in his chest when Professor Demakis walked into the room. Max looked around, he obviously wasn’t the only student having dreams about the studly Professor, although, he appeared to be the only man.

After being handed the final exam, Professor Demakis perched on a high stool and watched over the room. Max found it difficult at first, knowing he was being watched, but soon dug into the test.

He was surprised how easy the test was for him and thirty-five minutes later he was finished. He looked around to see the rest of the room still hard at work. Quietly retrieving his backpack off the floor, he made his way down the aisle. When he looked at the Professor, he motioned toward the high table, indicating Max should leave it there.

Nodding, Max dropped his test on the table and turned to leave. The Professor waved his hand until he got Max’s attention and motioned him over. Swallowing the overabundance of spit in his mouth, Max made his way to Demakis.

Crooking his finger at Max, Demakis motioned him closer. Oh fuck, he was in trouble. He leaned closer and almost came in his jeans when Demakis cupped his hand over Max’s ear to whisper, “I’ve something to discuss with you. Can you meet me in my office after class?”

Max was so lost in the warm breath against his ear and the incredible citrus smell coming from his professor that it took him several seconds to answer. “Yes, sir.” He nodded his head and backed away. A warm smile from Demakis filled his belly as he walked out of the lecture hall.

Deciding to wait under a tree in the quad, Max was surprised to find the entire area almost empty. Usually this time of day the quad was filled with students doing everything from laughing with friends to studying quietly.

Finding his favourite tree, Max stretched out on his back in the soft green grass. He couldn’t imagine what Professor Demakis could want with him. Shit, his cock began to stir behind the fly of his jeans just thinking about what Demakis could want.

With his erection, also came the guilt. He shouldn’t be thinking about other men. He’d sworn to Nick that he felt a lifetime love for him. How in the hell could he be thinking about Demakis, with Nick only in the ground for two years?

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Reviews

5 out of 5! Recommended Read from My Book Cravings. Reviewed by Nicole: “I loved this and all of the other books I have read of hers…I look forward to reading more by Carol Lynne.”

5 Angels from Fallen Angels Reviews. Reviewed by Teresa: “Ms Lynne has continued the very creative and entertaining Campus Cravings series…Watch Alec and Max as they overcome all that life throws at them with courage, laughter and love…”