Love, Hypothetically (Theta Alpha Gamma, #2)
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Love, Hypothetically (Theta Alpha Gamma #2)

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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 pl...more
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Published August 27th 2012 by Riptide Publishing (first published August 25th 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**4.5 stars**

I've said it before and I'll say it 1,000 times over, Anne Tenino just writes stuff that I love to read. She writes these little hot, funny, light books that push all of my buttons in the best way. I rate for enjoyment level and I enjoy the HECK out of her books. This one was no exception.

"Love, Hypothetically" was an adorable story about reunited lovers. I disliked Paul from Frat Boy and Toppy, but Anne did a fab job of placing me inside his head here and making me root for him. In...more
Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

I was very eager to read this follow up to Frat Boy and Toppy when I saw that the author was carrying on into a series. Not simply because I liked that book so much, because I really did, but also because I was really eager to see how Anne Tenino would redeem Paul. In Frat Boy, Paul was the bastard friend of Sebastian, who was livid that his friend was falling for a brainless jock and frat boy. No matter where their relationship led, every time Paul found him...more
MandyM
OK novella about a gay teacher who gives his former jock boyfriend one more chance. I liked this better than Frat Boy and Toppy but I still much prefer this author's other two series, Whitetail Rock and Task Force Iota. This college series seems more formulaic and forgettable, and the characters less appealing. But it's a nice quick read and no doubt many people will enjoy.
Heller
I did not like Paul in Frat Boy and Toppy I thought he was an ass and treated Brad horribly so I love when an author can turn a character around and have me rooting for them instead.

I actually ended up feeling quite sorry for Paul. He held onto his anger for too long though. Even if things hadn't worked out with him and Trevor I'd like to think that Paul would have be able to let go of some of his bitterness after Trevor apologized. I hope anyway.

I thought Trevor had a lot of guts to approach...more
Rachel Haimowitz
As hilariously adorable and sweet as you'd expect any Anne Tenino story to be. She gets better and better with each piece she writes. If you're looking for a feel-good, laugh-out-loud contemporary romance you can read on a single sunny afternoon, this is a perfect choice.
Lili
Mar 21, 2014 Lili rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
I love this book!
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Are you in the mood for a great short read? Then look no further! This was an awesome shorty! It had it all. It was sweet, funny, angsty, emotional, and smutty.

This is the story second story in the Theta Alpha Gamma series by Anne Tenino. Although technically it can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading the first story first just so you can experience what a great writer Anne Tenino is. Paul was such a bitch in the first book- I wasn't sure if I'd like him- ever. W
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Monika
4.5 Stars

OMG! How stupid am I that I didn’t realize this was a sequel to Frat Boy and Toppy when I started reading it. I thought Paul seemed familiar and the feel of the book reminded me of something that I just couldn’t put my finger on until the light bulb finally went off when I hit the halfway mark. *head hits desk*

Did it matter? Not really, but things did click when I realized it. Like the fact I could now remember why it seemed so familiar...Paul... I remember Paul being an ass in Frat Boy...more
Christina


I never really liked Paul but he was an interesting character. I was hoping for more development in this book, but it fell flat. We were told what happens to Paul when he was in high school but we weren't given enough time to feel his pain. Everything got back to the present day and worked itself out far too quickly. I'm glad I understand him more and it was fun seeing Sebastian, Brad, and Toby again but other than that it I had very little connection to Paul or even Trevor for that matter.

Also...more
Aiko
Been waiting for this story since I finished reading Brad and Sebastian's story, seeing that we get introduced to this prickly douchebag, Paul, in that book. And prickly douchebags are one of life's more fascinating things.

The blurb pretty much sums up the way the story goes nice and tidy. The plot line isn't a particularly strong one. Or maybe I should call it predictable instead of weak.
Boy falls in love with jock, jock hurts boy, jock tries to make amends, boy hurts jock, kiss and make up. A...more
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Paul is a porcupine, very prickly and abrasive, I know he has his reasons but it still took a bit for me to like him.
I did feel for him with what his Highschool boyfriend, and I use that term loosely, did to him, literally outing him and leaving him to suffer the consequences.
Trevor was a jock, with dreams of a pro ball future and he was a teenager, so it was understandable that he didn't react as he must have wished he did, given age and maturity.
He comes back into Paul's life and grovels, I...more
Heather C
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Nichole (Dirty H)
I was really loving this, and then it just sort of turned on a dime and had it's nice sappy ending and I felt like there was a huge chunk missing from the middle. Not to say that I didn't like the ending, I just had a hard time following the leap. This needed about 20 more pages.
Aleksandr Voinov
Paul's snarky voice is just so entertaining. Anne does character voice so well, but above all, I really really want to know more about Toby.
Debra
I'm so glad I finally read Paul's story. He was so unlikable as Sebastian's roommate in Frat Boy and Toppy you knew there had to be something there.

When Paul finds his first love Trevor, the man who broke his heart so many years ago, is now a coach at the same college where Paul is, he has to come to terms with the feelings that have festered since high school. While Paul may understand the motives for Trevor's betrayal, it doesn't mean that he can forgive so easily. Paul quickly finds himself...more
ttg
Aug 29, 2012 ttg rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, reviews
I hadn't read Frat Boy and Toppy, the first book in this series, but this follow-up novella seemed pretty self-contained, and it was. I'm sure you would get more out of it if you've read FBAT, but overall I thought this was a nice enjoyable read, even on its own.

The story focuses on Paul, a graduate student who is reunited with his high school baseball player lover after a nine-year break, a break that was preceded by a betrayal that for Paul, was unforgivable and colored all his future interact...more
Kelly_Instalove
Grade: B+

Once again, I am forced to abandon my beloved and lazy One-Quote Review format because there were just too many good ones to choose from. One hundred pages, sixty "damn, that's good" highlights - you do the math.

"How does one go about about changing one's life?" he asked. Toby seemed to know a lot of useless crap, maybe he'd know the answer to this question.


It takes a lot of skill to turn a villain into a worthy hero. Yes, Paul was an evil little worm in the first book. But he freely...more
Amy
4.5 Stars!! It’s no secret that I adore Anne Tenino! I love her books and the characters she writes. They are always full of personality. And this book was no different. You may remember Paul as Sebastian’s roommate from Frat Boy and Toppy. Paul is kind of judgmental, not a big fan of jocks or frat boys, and prone to “little fits” where he shoots off his mouth without thinking. I loved him and his “hypothetical” conversation with his friend Toby. They were hilarious!!

Anyway, Paul is tutoring for...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I just love a story that makes me feel good. I probably should have re-read Frat Boy and Toppy once I realized this was a sequel but it reads well independently and as soon as I started reading, Sebastian and Brad were easily remembered. In this sequel, Paul, a grad study who may hold the title for most cynical and annoying character I've read, meets his old high school lover, Trevor. Problem is that Trevor denied his love for Paul when they were caught in the showers in the boy's locker room at...more
Jen
Awwww, I loved this. Maybe even more than Frat Boy and Toppy . It was shorter and less graphically sexy, though just as funny and sweet. And I definitely think the story was deeper.

It was great exploration of what it means to trust and forgive the person you love. I don't blame Paul for his sort of assholey behavior in this book at all. Chances are high that in this same scenario, I would have done and said the same (if not worse). If someone I loved had "sacrificed" me (as Paul puts it) in the...more
Ije the Devourer of Books
I really liked this book. It is what I describe as a 'happy read'. It has some quirky characters, just the right amount of angst, some knotty problems, romance, lurrrrrve, resolution and forgiveness, the right pace and it has a happy ending too and no cliff hangers. One of the things I liked about this story was that Paul wasn't particularly endearing and its good to see the romantic perspective from some one who isn't completely nice and sounds rather grumpy. I was half way through when I reali...more
LenaLena
Aug 29, 2012 LenaLena rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
The conflict in this story is Paul's change of heart. And while I liked Paul as a character, we don't know him well enough to really feel the significance of what is happening to him. He made a few nasty comments in Frat Boy and Toppy, sure, but when we meet him here we get about half a chapter with him before Trevor is tossed back into his life and his world is turned upside down. What I am missing is the knowledge of what Paul's world is before that happens. I need to see him cynical, isolated...more
Arthur
3.5 stars

The story is very simple. Trev and Paul were lovers in high school. Being a jock with hopes to play in Major League someday, Trev denounced Paul when they were caught in the locker room. Hurt, Paul never trusted any jock in his life. When Trev came to the school where Paul pursued graduate degree, he asked for a second chance. But Paul was not sure he could...

I like that Paul didn't give in right away. Still, the process is a bit too fast. (view spoiler)...more
deirdre
quick light fun easy read

liked how paul was explained and redeemed from frat boy and toppy

just not enough to sink you teeth into here . . .
seemed quick, rushed . . .wanted more of the ending

like the author's style, the dialogue is great

fun to see brad and sebastian from frat boy ...

updated 9/23 . . . i need to go back and reread this and frat boy . . .i cannot imagine that iread 2 books with a character in it and MISSED what he is supposed to look like . . . i am imagining he is not described...more
Syfy
Should I read "Frat Boy and Toppy" first?

Couldn't wait, bird in hand and all...
Light and sweet, with a dash of viciousness that simply appeals to me. Or maybe it was the super hot office scene... or Trevor's bald spot and lovingly described arms? Ok, I'm not that shallow, the personality combination of Paul and Trevor was what got me. Paul so feisty, Trevor so in love, aawww's!
Shirley Frances
3.5 stars

Paul was Sebastian's not-so-nice roommate in Frat Boy and Toppy. He has been hurt in love and to say that he doesn't do relationships or doesn't like jocks in an understatement. His experience with both has left much to be desired, so he avoids them like the plague. Then in comes Trevor, the new softball coach. Trevor happens to be Paul's high school boyfriend and the guy who broke his heart. He has come back to try a relationship with Paul again, but his apologies and amends are useles...more
Mandi Schreiner
Paul and Trevor had a secret relationship together in high school. Paul considered himself in love, although they never really talked about their feelings much. Trevor was a big time baseball player, with a pretend girlfriend. Although he had the hots for Paul, he never wanted to reciprocate oral sex or do anything “too gay.” One day while starting to fool around in the shower together, they get caught by a teammate of Trevor’s. Trevor immediately plays the hetero card, blaming Paul for trying t...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
I loved Frat Boy and Toppy and was immediately interested in Sebastian's grumpy roommate, Paul. I wanted to know why he hated jocks so much!

Love Hypothetically is Paul's story. In high school, he had a secret relationship with the star baseball player, Trevor. When Trevor humiliated and outed Paul in order to save his own ass, Paul was devastated. To Paul, athletes are not to be trusted and are only good for hurting people. Ten years later, Trevor is now the coach for the women softball team at...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
“I’m a prick. A prickly bitter, volatile prick, destined to splat on the floor of life.” That quote from Paul about himself really sums up exactly who Paul is. He has had his heart broken and it has left him a bitter and sometimes very heartless individual. He has gotten so used to being a cynical ass that he doesn’t let the lack of people in his life get to him. To say Paul has trust issues would be a huge understatement.

In walks the new girls softball team coach Trevor. Trevor just happens to...more
Paisley
Aug 31, 2012 Paisley rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Paisley by: Monika
I always know when I like a story because I want more. This one was around 100 pages and so I would call it a short story. Sometimes I really love short stories - they can be nice when you want a quick read - it can also be frustrating when you find yourself wishing it would continue.

I read Frat Boy and Toppy so I knew the characters in this one. (side note: I re-read Frat Boy and Toppy before I read this one and I liked it better in the re-read)

Paul the main guy is very hard to love because he...more
Pete W
3.5 round up.

It was a fun story. I enjoyed Paul's voice very much. I supposed I identified with his bitterness personality which, in my opinion, he entitled to be.

However, I felt that everything happened too quickly. Trevor came back and grovel for just two days and expecting Paul to comply after the level of betrayal that he did was rather optimistic. (view spoiler)...more
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