When soccer star Chris Fischer moves next door to an openly gay classmate, he doesn't realize the wall between their rooms will be so thin he'll hear his neighbor's every move. But soon he and Peter become friends, and Chris is intrigued—imagining what happens on the other side of the wall.
Active on the Queer Student Council, Peter Cohen wishes he wasn't so damn hot for his straight neighbor. He can't tell if Chris is flirting or in denial or what, but Chris's innocent overtures lure Peter into flirtation that throws his world into chaos. Peter doesn't want to date a closet case, but he desperately, passionately wants Chris.
Soon Chris must choose whether to run away from his new feelings or embrace a relationship with the guy he loves. And Peter must decide if he can give his heart to a guy who hasn't yet figured it all out.
Chris's mother died and as much as he likes his friends he needs to just be alone. He moves into a single room that's the size of a closet and then finds out that it used to be a double room that just had a wall erected in the middle of it. They didn't spend a whole lot of money when they did this and subsequently the wall is paper thin and you can hear everything from the room next door. The guy who now lives next to Chris is Peter – an gay guy that Chris had met at orientation. They had “roomed” together during that orientation (which was in a tent) and the two had migrated together while sleeping. Chris was embarrassed but Peter got a crush that just wouldn't quit.
Peter is thrilled that Chris has moved next door except that since his crush is closer than he ever hoped he can't seem to get any sleep because of his constant hard on.
Because of the thin walls Chris and Peter start talking and become friends. But Chris finds himself liking Peter way more than he thought he would and when push comes to shove Chris discovers that maybe he's not as straight as he thought he was.
I just love stories that are either gay for you or guys discovering for the first time that they ARE gay. There's something about the discovery of their feelings that just gets me almost every time and this was one of those stories.
Chris and Peter have their friendship first and I really loved that about the story. They were comfortable with each other and it wasn't just about sex. Chris dealt with his budding feelings quite well. At first I thought that he was going to have more issue with it all and he did have a bit of a freak out but really he was open about it all and it really worked for the book.
The story is sweet and funny and definitely sexy and one I would more than recommend. I can't wait to read more about the Men of Holsum College.