Organic Chemistry by Andrew Grey 5*
BLURB: Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early twenties, he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon isn’t sure what to make of him.
Josh has his own problems. His successful parents aren’t particularly happy with his career path, and some of the players don’t like having a gay assistant coach. He begins to have doubts, but Brendon makes the world look a little brighter.
But when Brendon’s department head starts to make trouble, Josh and Brendon discover that standing up for each other is the first step to standing up for themselves.
My Review: Andrew Grey is now going on my autobuy list after reading this wonderful story. Besides the fact that I am now in love with Brendan and Josh, I loved the way he portrayed the infighting in University politics and the reaction of secondary characters to Brendan's braininess. This was a short story that had all the hallmarks of a much longer one and I only wish it really had been longer.