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The Kinsey Scale

(Campus Connections #1)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Life is good for Eric Brown. He’s a senior theater major, an RA for a freshman dorm, and has a great circle of friends. Single since sophomore year, Eric isn’t looking for love. But then Will Butler—fellow senior, co-RA, and the cutest guy Eric’s ever seen—walks into his dorm. Will has a girlfriend he sees off campus—a minor disappointment that becomes a major problem when ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 89 pages
Published November 9th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
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☆ Todd
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it

Meh. Sadly, this "campus connection" story felt much more about the campus than the actual connection for me. : (

Stories about collegiate MC's are totally my ideal jam, but I never fully bought into the growing relationship between Eric and Will.

I suspect that the main reason for that was the single point of view given, Eric's. I would've killed to know what was going on in Will's head, as he and Eric were assigned to the same dorm room, then spent loads of time together, getting to know one ano
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Sandra
Utterly adorable novella, first in a new series - yeah, sign me up!

You know what they say about assuming, right? Right. Apparently Eric forgot that little tidbit when he meets Will and assumes that Will is straight. I mean, it's obvious, right, because Will has a girlfriend named Jessie, even if Jessie is never seen, but Will spends time with her on weekends, so clearly he's got a thing with Jessie going.

Until he doesn't.

And since Eric and Will are both RAs, and got thrown together due to a room
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Stacy
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
3.5 - 4 Stars

This book was cute, but on the shorter novella side. I think the page count for this storyline was pretty spot-on and the premise, plot and story for these two guys was good and flowed well. I enjoyed reading this book since it was so quick, you can get through it easily start to finish.

Eric and Will are in college and end up being roommates and co-RA’s for their dorm. Eric is kind of oblivious when it comes to Will and everyone around him. He thinks he has Will pegged from day one
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Jess
This book was provided for free by the publisher and Love Bytes in exchange for an honest review.

This review was first posted to Love Bytes: LGBTQ Book Reviews. It has been slightly edited here for content.

I’m a fan of CJane Elliott’s longer works, and I was excited to read a story of hers with a college setting. She really brings the chemistry between two characters, but the story itself feels forced and unoriginal. Eric and Will deserve better!

This is one of those stories in which the main con
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Rian Durant
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Short and sweet is a good way to describe The Kinsey Scale and this is actually what the synopsis promises - story about guys on campus, complete with misunderstandings leading to a happy ending. 

The writing is very nice and there are some quite interesting scenes  but to be honest I didn't feel the attraction between the main characters that much. Although it was said enough times that it is a lot more, it read a bit skin deep. Maybe it was because it was only from Eric's point of view and to b
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Natosha Wilson
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Talk about two men that do not really know one another at all. Both men are lying to the other and neither of them have a clue. I found this to be a great read. It is a book about two men that like the other but one man bases what the other man looks like on him being straight. So this is where the misunderstandings and lies come into play. CJane Elliot wrote a great book on never making assumptions based off the cover of the book.

Eric is excited about his life. He is a senior in college and he
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ButtonsMom2003
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: xd-assigned-read
A good story with an HFN.

I really enjoyed reading The Kinsey Scale; I seem to have an affinity for college stories and this is a good one. This one has lots of tropes: fake boyfriend, forced proximity, secrets and secret attraction.

Eric and Will are Resident Advisors (RAs) for a freshman dorm. Due to a shortage, they have to share a room. Eric is attracted to the good-looking Will as soon as he spots him and knows that sharing a room with the straight guy is going to be torture.

The blurb really
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Lucy
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Life is good for Eric Brown. He’s a senior theater major, an RA for a freshman dorm, and has a great circle of friends. Single since sophomore year, Eric isn’t looking for love. But then Will Butler—fellow senior, co-RA, and the cutest guy Eric’s ever seen—walks into his dorm. Will has a girlfriend he sees off campus—a minor disappointment that becomes a major problem when a housing shortage causes Will and Eric to become roommates, and Eric is forced to witness Will’s hotness day in and day out ...more
Amy Dufera
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Kinsey Scale, a novella in CJane Elliott’s new Campus Connections series, is exactly what I was expecting from its title.

Eric and Will meet as they become fellow RA’s for their dorm, as well as roommates. What follows is a sweet tale and exploration of the Kinsey Scale (the Heterosexual–Homosexual Rating Scale).

Eric is instantly smitten with his new roommate, finding him to be one of the most attractive men he’s ever met. However, Eric’s hopes are dashed when, upon meeting, he discovers that
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Megan
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Two unlikely young men are thrown together yet quickly become close friends. The dramatic and very openly gay Eric and Will, the straight jock, find that they make excellent RA partners as well as friends but when the attraction deepens for one of them it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Not everything is as it seems, though, and there are secrets that will be revealed that just may change their relationship forever. But if neither can find the courage, that change might spell an en ...more
Susan
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of The Kinsey Scale by CJane Elliot via IndiGo Marketing & Design in exchange for an honest review. This is easily the best meet-cute book I’ve read this year. Eric is a fun narrator, an out-and-proud theater major who is an RA his senior year in college, although why he is putting himself through that is never clear. He lusts after Will right away but decides he is off-limits since he is straight. Given Will’s background, it is not surprising he’s developed some less-than- ...more
Cathy Brockman
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Eric was besotted with Will the moment they met, but immediately assumed him straight.
Will had a girlfriend Jessie he sees on the weekends so that just cements Eric’s beliefs about Will, until a chat with friends and Will says he is a three on the Kinsey Scale.
This is a short and sweet story. I never really related to either character. I liked Eric’s friend and ex boyfriend Jerry better than either main character. He literally stole the book. There is a cute twist regarding Will’s girlfriend
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Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

In an unusual for me move, I re-read the blurb prior to writing this review. The reason I don’t normally do this is because I don’t want to taint my review with wording from the blurb. However, in the case of The Kinsey Scale, I wanted to find out how much of the plot the blurb gives away because I wasn’t really sure how to write my review. You see, this is a really cute and sweet romance between an out and proud theater maj
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Kobie
Nov 09, 2018 rated it liked it
On Chapter 3...the dialogue is kinda amateur. And a few transitions don't get communicated, but I'm still reading . I think I like the idea of the book more than the actual bok.
Zane Kage
Nov 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5
3.5 stars
Morgan  Skye
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, reviewed
I really liked this! I thought the characters were great and though I sometimes felt like they were missing the boat by just not TALKING I could kinda understand it given their respective ages.

I liked the smexy times (though I wish there were more) and really felt the HEA was worth the time invested. Highly enjoyable!

4 of 5 stars
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After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJANE ELLIOTT finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they ...more