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Your Biggest FAN

(Self-Discovery #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  396 ratings  ·  86 reviews
Truman Durant has two painful secrets. One keeps him in the closet and the other hangs inside his closet. Letting either out seems like the equivalent of suicide to him. He didn’t know just how badly he needed Stasi Manolis until he found himself in the pushy Greek’s sights. Would giving up his secrets and maybe falling in love really be so bad?
ebook, 1st edition, 137 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Loose ID
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4.5 Stars

O.M.G I loved everything about this book.

From the closeted nerd living in a (seemingly) homophobic frat house, to the way Truman slowly but surely became more comfortable in his own skin - due to Stasi's encouragement and appreciation - I loved how the plot progressed.

Okay, honestly my adoration was mostly about all the sexy menz lingerie...not even gonna lie.

But still, what I found really interesting is how distinct the MCs' voices were. It seems like with alternating POV stories that,
Heather C
"Hello, brand new kink!"

Loved this book!! It was sweet. It was kinky. It hit all my right buttons.

Loved this line:
"You ever fellate a piece of food in front of me again, I don't care where we are, Truman, I'm hauling you across the table and tongue-fucking your mouth just like this."

4.5 stars because the resolution was a bit too easy
Lisa Henry
Truman, a college student living in a jock frat house, wishes the secret he was hiding was as simple as being gay. Truman's not only gay, he's a cross-dresser. Being gay, maybe that's forgivable, but Truman hates himself for his "freakish" cross-dressing. He's also got some history that makes him hate himself even more -- a "relationship" that tore his small town apart with scandal.

At the start of this book Truman is engaging in some incredibly reckless risk-taking behaviour: rough sex with str
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. A very good story about a cross dressing college student who finally finds the acceptance he's been seeking. I liked the physical contrast between Truman, lithe and blond, and Stasi, dark, hairy, and muscular. The sex scenes were great (there's one near the end that was endearingly realistic). I'm a little uneasy about how quickly Truman's problems were resolved, though. He had been engaging in compulsive, borderline abusive sex with strangers, and I'm not sure you just recover from t ...more
Have you ever wanted to reach into the book your reading and want to give a character a hug so bad you could barely stand it? Well, I’ve read many books and I’ve read about a lot of heroes, but there have been a select few I’ve wanted to actually do that. In Your Biggest Fan by Missy Welsh, I found myself exactly in that position. Watching Truman go through his warring emotions as he tried to hide the man he really is, was a roller-coaster ride of angst, excitement and serenity that I found myse ...more
Missy Welsh pens a well written New Adult romance. This love story is a lot about showing how you are, as complex as that may be, and being vulnerable and becoming more of your self.

Stasi is a great hero in pursuit of Truman and they have great chemistry and banter. Truman really blooms in this book.

I like the setting and the secondary characters too. The next book in the series is equally as good.

Can't wait for another one!
Valentina Heart
This review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.

Two opposites falling in love is always attractive, but still, I haven't read something this good in a while.

Truman is a closet case, and one who takes it to the extreme. He has a scandal in his past, where his private life was exposed to the world, and everyone abandoned him, including his family. For someone as young as him, it took a while to bounce back, and while he might no longer be living in his truck
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Truman is gay, but because of a horrid and imo abusive relationship that led to him being kicked out and alienated by everyone in his hometown , he is very afraid of coming out.
Add to that he likes to crossdress and is in the habit of picking up guys on the Internet which is not only dangerous but also leaves him feeling even worse.
Enter Stasi the big Greek bear , who to be honest is a lovable guy, but does behave a bit stalkerish.
They start a clandestine relationship which scares Truman bu

Truman ripped out my heart in the first chapter. So much angst. I felt so horrible for this young man who felt he had to basically make himself invisible to be who he wanted to be and the anonymous hotel hook-ups were pretty horrible.

I really enjoyed Stasi's influence on his attitude but Stasi, while a pretty wonderful character in his own right gave me a few issues. Mostly with this line: (view spoiler) Yeah, maybe amusing...but actually a bit of
The "sweet" and "adorable" was too much for me. Plus I don't like hairy guys (and hairy asses :-().
There was one more thing that I don't hold against the book, because the author probably didn't know, but 'Stasi' was German police force in communist times and I couldn't forgot the fact while reading.
Mandy Anne
Sep 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First chapter completely sucked me in and broke my heart. This was a really sweet story about acceptance.
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally published on my blog Joyfully Jay

Truman Durant has two secrets that haunt him and keep him in constant fear of discovery. First, he is gay. And second, he likes to occasionally wear women’s clothes. And Truman fiercely protects these secrets, terrified of what might happen if his baseball teammates and fraternity brothers find out. He desperately needs his athletic and academic scholarships to not only keep him in school, but also provide a home in the fraternity house
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating 4.5

This was a very sweet and beautiful story about owning your truth, love and acceptance. I loved both Truman and Stasi so, so much! Truman’s self-loathing, pain and fear were so heartbreaking. Stasi was amazing. So loving and accepting of ALL of Truman. His love was so strong and solid that Truman was able to find his inner strength to be who he really was. Truman’s roommates and friends were great too. I am so glad that this is just the first book in the series. I loved these character
This is normally the kind of story that I love but for some reason I just didn't enjoy the reading experience ... perhaps, now that I know how the story turns out, I might enjoy a re-read more ... for me, the sense of impending doom that permeated the story, kept my enjoyment hidden behind the trepidation of reading something horrific ... as I said, now that I know how things turn out, I'm happy with the story ... I just don't do anxiety well lol ...more
Rachel Emily
I really, really enjoyed this! I just loved Truman and wanted to give him a big hug after reading the first few chapters. And Stasi was a great match for him. Overall, I thought this was a fun story...definitely one of the best things I have read from this author.

I'm looking forward to more in this series...anyone know if it's going to be a sequel about these two or maybe two different characters at the same college?
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: aa-recommend
I adored this book. Like I was pissed when I finished that I'd alread read it kind of adored. About a poor college student deep in the closet and so miserable and a sweet Greek student who's attracted to him but even more wants to help him. So damned sweet and sexy and just freaking perfect! ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
I really liked this! It was short, but so sweet! I'm hoping it's the first of a series about Truman and Stasi ;) ...more
Paige (TheBookVulture)
The book doesn't really focus on anyone but Truman and Stasi, and it was disappointing because there are some great secondary characters I wanted to see more of, like Lenny and Grant. I hope there's more about them revealed in the second book.

Read like it had been edited poorly - a few typos, some areas drawn out longer than they needed to be, and others rushed through, some passages that didn't make any sense, and some paragraphs where it seemed to jump from one location to another, and was ju
Oct 31, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
RE-READ: I've been taking a trip down memory lane and reading some old faves. I shouldn't. So far I've been sort of disappointed and this was no exception. I liked Truman but Stasi comes off as a super stalker this time around. I keep wondering what kind of asshole parents Truman has that they blame the victim.

Oh, Truman. His painful secret(s) shouldn’t be secrets, in a perfect place. But we don’t live in that perfect place, and so he has to hide. He’s a jock and the last thing he wants is to g
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say about this? First and foremost I want to hug the living sh*t out of Truman. I want to hold him and tell him everything is okay. He broke my heart. I literally had to put this book aside for the night because of Truman. He got to me in a way not many characters do.

For some reason I pictured them older and I think I would have liked it more if they WERE older than 18. They acted older, that's for sure. Especially Stasi.

Truman is a deep in the closet. So deep in the closet he's in
Main Characters: Stasi Manolis & Truman Durant
Key Themes: Coming Out, Friends to Lovers, Humor
Location: Ohio

Great story about a cross-dressing college jock and a liberal arts student of greek descent. I loved this story!

Truman is a beautiful gay student, on a basketball scholarship, and living in frat house. College is all he has, since his family recently disowned him, after he was involved in a teacher-student sex scandal in their small town. Strangely, Tru was blamed for it! Since then, Truma
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books where I want more, more, greedy? Never lol!

I'd love to know how it continues. This story is set in college. Truman is a deeply closeted guy with a big secret to top it all off. He's been kicked out of home, traumatised by other events and very scared about the possibility of losing his scholarships if his secrets come out. Stasi is out and proud and likes what he sees when he looks at Truman. Lucky for them they can work things out.

The characters are well-rou
Becky Condit
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book deals with a subject that I have no real working knowledge of. I’m not going to say what it is because that would give away a chunk of the story and I prefer not to do that to the author who worked so hard to make it a good read.

And this story was a good read. Stasi wants Truman. He makes no bones about it. He teases the man. Shows up in places he knows Truman will be. Truman is afraid, though. He’s so deeply in the closet that he goes several towns over to have sex because he has a s
Eli Easton
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars. A good college-age story of a guy coming out of the closet. It was a sweet story and I read it in one sitting. I enjoyed the few unusual aspects of this book -- the cross-dressing and the "furriness". Otherwise, though, it wasn't a particularly memorable romance, ...more
Kitten ~♥️ MM series ~
Cute and sweet. The drama was a little over the top. Could of dialed it back a little.
The cross dressing was a nice addition. Man panties was a first for me.
I'd still be interested in the series if it still involve Truman and Stasi. The support characters were easily forgettable.
Andi Anderson
Loved every moment of this story. Thought the heroes were perfect together. Perfect mix of angst and lightness which balanced it out nicely. Can't wait for read more! ...more

I was liking it, and then it just not did it for me anymore. Plus it caught me at a bad time.
This really was a sweet coming out story that started out with a bit of angst. Truman is a closeted gay that resides in what is believed to be a frat house full of straight college jocks. When he catches the eye of out and proud Stasi from a neighboring gay frat house he runs as fast as he can terrified that he will be found out not only for being gay but another secret he keeps hidden. But Stasi isn’t one to be rebuffed. This is the only part of the book that made me uncomfortable. I did think ...more
There were so many parts of this book that I loved.

A young man afraid to show his real self to the world as he had no one in his personal history to give him support. Truman successfully disappeared into the background. Yet he was strong enough to go after his college dream with no financial support. He made me cry and smile at the same time. I loved seeing him accept himself.

Stasi was fascinated by Truman almost to the point of being unhealthy, almost a stalker. Stasi wanted to know the real
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Truman and Stasi just sort of did it for me and a lot of that had to do with Stasi's confidence. It was incredibly attractive. I'm normally a bigger fan of just the manties and some lingerie, not the full on drag, but I still fully enjoyed the kink in this one (view spoiler)

I am however not a fan of furry men... like at all... not even in the slightest... I cringed every time they brought it up. But it speaks to how much I enjoyed the book
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Missy Welsh stares into space a lot, has conversations with cats, takes notes while people-watching, records conversations (not the ones with cats), named her laptop Norbert and her phone Pushkin, has backups of her backups’ backups, faints at the sight of a misused semi-colon, and will often ask socially unacceptable questions of strangers. Basically, she’s a writer.

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