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Monday, November 26, 2012

Your Biggest Fan by Missy Welsh

Your Biggest Fan by Missy Welsh
Greeks Invented Love 1
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (140 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Cross-dressing
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Cactus

Truman Durant has two painful secrets. One keeps him in the closet and the other hangs inside his closet. Letting either out seems like the equivalent of suicide to him. He didn’t know just how badly he needed Stasi Manolis until he found himself in the pushy Greek’s sights. Would giving up his secrets and maybe falling in love really be so bad?

Sometimes it’s the help you need, not necessarily the help you want. Truman is trying to get through college with his head down and focus on his classes and athletics. He has nowhere else to live so he puts on the fa├žade and lives in a very macho frat on campus. The last thing Truman thinks he wants is a stubborn, gorgeous, openly gay Greek that won’t leave him alone. Stasi knows a good man when he sees it and he sees beyond the image Truman puts up to the needy, alone man beneath. Determined to give him what he wants and needs, Stasi never gives up despite Truman’s many protests. But finally winning Truman isn’t enough.

Your Biggest Fan, is a fun start  to a new series by Welsh. I’m not sure if the focus will be this one couple as there are numerous secondary couples that could be featured in upcoming novels. In this particular book, Truman and Stasi are the main couple. They’re opposites but manage to find common ground. Truman is a closeted jock with a cross-dressing kink. After a bad incident in this past, Truman is literally terrified of anyone finding out about his secret. Stasi isn’t fazed though and handles all revelations pretty well and with ease. Together the two men are nicely described and feel genuine. They have the same flaws and fears of young men just out of high school.

The book tackles the concept of cross-dressing and its perception in a semi-successful way. On the one hand, it shows how some see this as a kink and a turn on while others find it even worse than just being gay. The various characters in the book tend to be overly supportive and fine with Truman’s secrets while there is one lone antagonist that is easily overcome. This is the part of the book where it lost me as it just seemed too fast and too easy. A week or two having sex on the sly with Stasi and suddenly the entire world is accepting of Truman and his cross-dressing. It makes for a nice resolution and a very happy ending for two deserving young men, but didn't feel exactly realistic or authentic.

Your Biggest Fan is a nice introduction to a new world. The various other men introduced will likely star on their own or appear again and it makes a warm, enticing atmosphere. It may not be the most realistic or true to life but at the same time it’s the kind of Greek life that really should exist. Perhaps it’s a utopia, but I don’t think readers will mind visiting.

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