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Review: Love, Hypothetically by Anne Tenino

Title: Love, Hypothetically (Theta Alpha Gamma - book 2)
Author: Anne Tenino
Source: NetGalley
Genre: M/M Romance
Length: Novella (130 pgs)
Reviewed by KindleRomance

Paul's been called many things-graduate student, humanities tutor, jock-hater, even broke-but "forgiving" isn't one of them. When the new women's softball coach at Calapooya College specifically requests Paul to tutor his athletes, Paul's forced to put aside his strict "no athletes" policy for the sake of his paycheck. Enter Trevor Gardiner, former Major League Baseball player and Paul's high school boyfriend. Yeah, that one-the guy who sacrificed Paul for the safety of his closet and his future career. But Trevor's come out and retired from baseball, and now he's looking for forgiveness and a second chance. There's no earthly reason Paul should give him one, but he keeps letting the man state his case. And touch him. And take him sailing. The waters are far from smooth, though, and Paul says awful things to Trevor he isn't sure he means. Now Paul has to decide: apologize and forgive Trevor for everything, or chalk it up as revenge and move on. This title is part of the Theta Alpha Gamma universe.




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The main focus of this story is watching Paul try to determine if he can ever forgive Trevor for a past transgression and give their relationship another shot. Paul is a strange character who manages to annoy or irritate most people. It's surprising he has as many close friends as he does given his personality. However, they manage to see past the strangeness that is Paul, and care about him regardless. He spends time with each of his 3 friends who help him learn how to forgive and move on with his life.

It was a shame it took 9 years for Trevor and Paul to reunite. Trevor is a nice guy with a huge amount of patience. We get to see the moment Trevor made his major mistake in a flashback but the rest of the story is told in the present day. We also see Trevor try very hard to make amends including a romantic boat trip. This was a nice story, all told from Paul's POV, with a lesson on forgiveness. As his friend Brad said, "Sounds like you can be right or you can be happy."

Comments

  1. Sounds like a nice story. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Thanks Mary! I should have mentioned that you didn't need to read the first book in order to enjoy this one. However, I really enjoyed the first book too.

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