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Frat Boy and Toppy

(Theta Alpha Gamma #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  4,687 ratings  ·  681 reviews
Brad is great at meeting other people’s expectations. But his own? Not so much. Take the gay thing. Okay, so yeah. It took a morning meeting with a frat brother’s hairy, naked ass for him to admit it, but he knows the truth about himself now. Let the gay life commence.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. He hasn’t quite determined how to come out to anyone, even Sebastian, t
ebook, 174 pages
Published March 26th 2012 by Riptide Publishing (first published March 25th 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**HOLY CRAP guys RUN to All Romance and pick this up FREE today 4/20/14!!**

**Re-read 5/29/13**

Bump up rating to 4.5 stars!

This book was just what I needed while I was feeling depressed. It was wonderful. Just fun, sweet, and sexy. God, Anne Tenino does this genre of light M/M to perfection! I am so impressed how she makes her main character so vulnerable and relatable. I LOVED the title the second time around and couldn't wait to read about Mr. Toppy and
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

*4.5 stars*

*Third time re-read, this time in audio format!*

Holy crap, this was an excellent audiobook.

Frat Boy and Toppy is one of my comfort reads, and I find myself coming back to it time and time again when I need a pick-me-up. For me, it is a nearly perfect combo of sweet, hot, and light, and I could read it all day, every day. I was a little wary about how I would feel about the audio version. I've had MANY awesome books ruined by a terrible narration. I shouldn't have worried because Nick
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ingie by: Vilda
Review written March 25, 2016

4 Stars - Adorable, love me some cute boys <3 boys

A two year old freebie M/M I remember a lot of friends recommended (like Vilda). As amusing fun and nice as it says?

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Oh yes, I was happily silly-smiling already after a few pages
Love me some wonderful cute and funny college romance a depressing gray and rainy holiday weekend (Good Friday) day. This cute football frat Brad Feller, on his way to at last accept reality and step outside a hidden closet
3.5 Stars

New Adult is a genre I’ve always really enjoyed. In NA, I love witnessing those pivotal moments of a character’s self-realisations, particularly when it concerns sexual identity/discovery and the wonders (and complications) of falling in love for the first time.

This book was all about those things, and I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to finally read it, considering it has been patiently sitting on my TBR shelf since I first discovered the wonders of M/M romance back in 2014.

Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
When I finished this book I had a big ol smile on my face! I'm not going to rehash the synopsis cause I'm a lazy bitch but I will answer some important questions.

Does it have a good story?

Ive been reading a lot of GFY m/m romance and it was nice to take a break from those story lines.

Is it funny?

Love able characters?

Brad and Sebastian were so freaking adorable!

Is it emotional?

I gotta admit I did shed a few tears.

And of course - the ever important - is it HAWT?

This book

3 ½ Stars! Good, but not Great! I have mixed feelings on this book, I wasn’t quite as enamored as I hoped I would be.

It had a good start, not much in the way of character development, but there sure was a lot of sex. In all fairness to the book, I’m not sure my head was quite in the game with this one. It wasn’t a page turner, I didn't get that...I can’t stop reading this feeling…more like, some fun, passion and more sex. What I did enjoy, was reading about Brad’s inner turmoil over accepting t
Kaje Harper
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was sweeter, less funny and more realistic than I expected from the reviews I've seen. It's a fairly straightforward coming out story, about Brad who realizes in his junior year of college that his ladies-man image is pure fiction and camouflage. He's falling for his very male TA, and can't deny it any more. The characters rang true and and were people worth knowing, the sex was hot and the emotions worked with the story.

5 stars for me, and a comfort reread since the small amount of a
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

After reading a really intense book, I was looking for a light, sweet, sexy and fun m/m book. This was a perfect read for me! Quick read about a college guy named Brad.

Brad is struggling with his identity. He is in a frat, a foot ball player, stereotypical jock- but he also likes boys. One boy in particular, his T.A. Sebastian. Brad has been denying his sexuality for years. Sebastian is an openly gay guy. Brad ‘accidentally’ comes out to his family and a few others. Eventually, he lets S


November 2018

Man its been awhile since I read this book and its still just as charming as the last time I read it. Brad and his hairbrush will never not be funny.

Still the same rating for the story.

The Narration: 3.75 Pants Off (rounded to a 4)

I’m sure this is my first Nick J Russo 🤔 he’s alright better than Joel Leslie that’s for sure. I liked his Brad but not in love with his Sebastian.



Man I love college
and I love drinking
I love women men
I love college -
Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
First I was like....

Cuz it's NA and it has that cheesy title and cover. And NA has done me soooooo dirty lately...

But hot damn, I'm so glad I pushed through it because this book was just what I needed and it has some of my favorites.....butt secks virgin, super hot geeky top (HUGE geek fetish), muscular needy bottom with just the right amount of quirky humor. Brad is just coming into his sexuality and crushing on his super hot and nerdy TA, Sebastian. I really liked how Brad's sweetness and vuln
Cole Riann
I really quite enjoyed this story. This story ended up having a lot of heart for a story that I was expecting from the outset to be mostly sex (even though I enjoy those too!). In the end, it had both. I really loved "Frat Boy" and wanted to smack "Toppy" a few times, but hey, they got there. Sweet, cute, and really hot. A nice combo. I ended up staying up to read it. ...more

3.5 +

Shameless! Absolutely shameless!

I know that’s what you think of me when you look at that cover and title. And yes, I totally ran out of shame when I became a fan of Fifty Shades of Grey so there’s no saving me. But YOU can hold onto yours because Anne Tenino likes to tease and take the mickey a bit; so don’t take it too seriously. Frat Boy and Toppy is not just a cheesy sex fest that the cover promises – it’s got heart and mostly it’s just great fun.

Poor Brad – he’s so gay and I don’t kn
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
This book....seriously

At first I was like Frat Boy and Toppy?!?!?!

But hey, don't judge this book by it's title...because it was so much more than it's cheesy title (and cover)--though I must say those are some really lickable abs.

Just sayin'!

This was sweet, and cute, and DAMN HOT and made me smile and laugh and my heart even hurt a few times.

Brad was so freaking ADORABLE and man

But gah I just loved him and wanted to hug him.

Brad has newly accepted his gay status. He's a complete gay virgin. He
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it

This book was lots of fun. There's nothing complicated about this story and that is exactly what I loved about it. Very little angst, just laughs. Brad, our closeted frat boy falls for his sexy history TA, Sebastian. I fell immediately for both MC's. There's a ton of sexual tension and hot sex.

I love this author's humor. There were so many laugh out loud moments. I didn't want the story to end. This will be added to my go-to-happy shelf for sure!

The only issue I had was the ending was just a l
Can you believe I've never read anything from this author? Where in the hell have I been? (Smothered by my huge TBR mountain that's what!) Such a popular book this is. I can see why. I really liked it. I'd rate it 4.75 but I'm rounding up so 5 Hearts!

"Frat Boy and Toppy" - the title is not the sexiest but when you read the story to get the meaning, it's really adorable and funny. I actually laughed out loud with this story. I don't know if you know this but I love to laugh and usually I might
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it

Despite the cheesy title, this was a very enjoyable read. It was sweet, sexy and fun at times with a lot of sexy moments between the two main characters Brad (the frat boy) and Sebastian (the toppy). Just what I wanted!

Brad is 21 years old, he’s in collage, in a fraternity and he's the stereotypical jock. He’s the popular guy on campus. Brad just realized he’s attracted to men. First he doesn’t accept it. Maybe he is bi...It's possible, right? When he starts to notice the sexy T.A., Sebastian,

Romcom's are very hate or love with me. Which I believe goes for most people when it comes to comedy. Either you like it or you don't. And if I didn't find this hilarious, the story in itself isn't very strong. The closeted frat boy on his quest to self-knowledge, and him finding love on the way. There's not much of a conflict, and everyone in his life is happy and supportive.

But I did find it funny. So funny that I had to put my Kindle down and just laugh now and then. The characters are a del
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome audiobook!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book—what a surprise! I think the narration made all the difference. Nick J Russo’s performance added depth to the characters that was missing on the page.

Funny and no angst story about a college frat boy realizing he’s gay. There are some great scenes in here which made me laugh out loud. One, in particular, involving the handle of a hairbrush had me rolling on the floor. Let’s just say he wanted to practice for a future experience!!!

There’s lots
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this because first, I loved Brad. As he was coming out to himself, figuring out what he was, he didn't just go and test out his theory on random guys. No, he worked things out in his head and the whole time made Sebastian the focus of all his fantasies. And then he went home and had his sisters give him crap and has to endure, horrors, the love and acceptance of his parents. Seeing him with his family was a treat. Brad is hot and sweet and beautiful and the man has a conscience that will ...more
2.5 stars

This book is definitely not my cuppa tea. Its basically just porn, which I guess i should have expected from the God awful title and cover. I just thought there might be a decent story along with all the smut. I was wrong.

The plot goes something like this:
-Brads a jock in a frat.
-He thinks he might be gay.
-He fantasies about his TA Sebastian, who's a bit of a player.
-They have sex.
-More sex.
-More sex.
-He receives oral from one of the frat boys.
-He and Sebastian become exclusive.
-More se
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I don't even know what I'm feeling about this book. Unfulfilled comes to mind. I liked it but... I feel like I kept expecting all these great things or moments or whatever and they just never panned out.


It started off great! Brad hooked me with his humorous angst over realizing he was gay. He was gay in shower. He was gay in class. He was still gay at the frat house too. It was endearing and he's lovable if not the sharpest tool in the shed. He reads authentically naive in trying to figure out w
Emma Sea
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emma Sea by: Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Sometimes books come along at the perfect time. This was a Goldilocks book: just funny enough, just sweet enough, just romantic enough, just sexy enough. I enjoyed this so much. Thank you Heather, for telling me to read it.
Serena Yates
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
A great mix between humor and a healthy dose of realism, the story of Brad going from ‘all jock’ to ‘gay man with a boyfriend’ had me laughing and thoughtful in turns. Much of what he goes through follows the classical path of denial to discovery and affirmation of who he really is. This story’s tone of voice is humorous, but some of what happens certainly isn’t. In many ways this is about much more than Brad discovering and admitting he is gay, it is the story of his realizing who he really is ...more
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved it!

Brad is struggling with his identity. He is stereotypical jock, he is in a frat, a foot ball player etc. but he also likes boys.

One boy in particular... Sebastian. Brad has been denying his sexuality for years. Sebastian is an openly gay guy. Eventually, he lets Sebastian know.

Before I started this book I wandered will it be sweet and sexy...

Or lusty and intense...

Well, it was really both! And I enjoyed it so vey much... probably more that I should have...

Overall, light sweet and super
"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman.

The plot

Brad is trying to be the best... the best son, the best football player, but... it's not enough. He is trying too hard, and achieving just partial success. Why? He can't find himself, in the mess of his life. College is not easy to anyone, much less to a popular football
*** 3.5 Stars ***

I really enjoyed this one! It had cute parts and sexy parts and parts that literally made me laugh out loud -- all the right ingredients for a great story.

Brad Feller (a.k.a. Frat Boy) was your typical jock. Oh wait! No, he wasn't! The boy may have played football and belonged to a traditional Greek fraternity, but he was a giant bundle of hidden passions, hidden desires, layers of vulnerability, and a pretty sweet heart. Definitely not a walking stereotype.

Sebastian (a.k.a. T
I loved this book. The characters are lovable, the dialogue fast and funny,the romance tender and dreamy, even the sex was hot and in proportion to the book. (and from me that’s saying something lol)

Now the niggle. It’s a small one but I felt the endearment Honey or Hon was over used in places. But aside from that this book was pretty much perfect.

Best scene has to be the Frat house meeting at the end. That had me laughing out loud. And Kyle? He was just perfect. If he wasn’t so straight I’d lo
Update 11/16/13 This book was just as good the second time around. Reread so I can read Good Boy.

This was just- adorable. There wasn't a ton of angst, just a guy realizing he was gay and falling in love. This book was funny and sexy, hot, with good side characters. This is the second book by this author I've read this week, along with her shorts, and she has now become an auto-read for me. It's so good to find another wonderful author!
Heather C
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cute story! Brad was like the cutest most adorable-est Frat Boy jock virgin EVER!! Oh, and he's a total bottom, too. Sebastian was a bit slutty, but he was the perfect yummy, Toppy 'mentor' for Brad. Lots of hot smexin' between these two.

It is also quite funny with only like 5 minutes of angst. It's not a deep story, but still very sweet.

I hope Collin gets his own story next...maybe with Toby?
BWT (Belen)
Belens Audio Book Review

This is just a really enjoyable story with great narration, humor, hot sex, and likable characters. Nick J. Russo gives a great performance and, I thought, totally nailed both Brad, as the unsure coming to terms with his sexuality frat boy, and Sebastian as the older, more experienced, seen it all TA. Also, he makes the sex scenes in this fan-worthy.


I absolutely love Brad and all his awkward "yep, I'm gay" experimentation. Russo perfectly captures the journey he takes with Sebastian from crush,
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