Woohoo! Out in the End Zone will be here October 10! Check out this gorgeous new cover by the very talented, Reese Dante! Ta da!Book 2 in my Out in College series, Out in the End Zone, belongs to Evan and Mitch. If you’ve read Book 1, Out in the Deep, you may remember Derek’s best friend, Evan. He’s a lovable goofball who likes to keep things simple. And in his final season on the field, the last thing he needs is a complication like Mitch. There’s something about the out and proud cheer captain that’s always made Evan a little nervous… and curious. Evan’s a strong believer it’s important to embrace new experiences while you have the chance. Even oddball ones like agreeing to participate in Mitch’s senior project.
I’ve always been a sucker for an opposite’s attract romance. Add a sport I love, like football, and I’m sold! The juxtaposition of reality versus public perception is embodied in traditionally machismo sports where athletes are commended for brute strength and sidelined at the first sign of weakness. Sometimes that perceived weakness is a truth that requires more courage than the average person thinks he or she possesses. In Evan’s case, it might just be the very thing that sets him free…if he’s brave enough to give his all on the field and come out in the end zone.
Mark your calendars and Goodreads pages for October 10! There are giveaways celebrating the cover reveal for Out in the End Zone today at Diverse Readers and at Lane’s Lovers. Come on by!
Lane xoHere’s the Blurb for Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes:
Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family… and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone…like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project.
Mitch Peterson knows that being his authentic self is the path to true happiness. He’s grown from a shy, quiet kid from a broken home to an out and proud budding internet sensation bound for grad school. An awesome senior project is the key. It’s unlikely anyone will believe the hunky, straight athlete is Mitch’s new lover, but it’s worth a shot. However, as their tentative friendship blossoms into unexpected attraction, the lines between reality and fiction blur for both men. Evan is forced to face old demons and decide if he has the courage to take the next step and come out in the end zone.