Love, Hypothetically : Theta Alpha Gamma

  • by Anne Tenino
  • Narrated by Nick J. Russo
  • Series: Theta Alpha Gamma
  • 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 player and Paul's high school boyfriend. Yeah, that one - the guy who sacrificed Paul for the safety of his closet and his future career. But Trevor's come out and retired from baseball, and now he's looking for forgiveness and a second chance.
There's no earthly reason Paul should give him one, but he keeps letting the man state his case. And touch him. And take him sailing. The waters are far from smooth, though, and Paul says awful things to Trevor he isn't sure he means. Now Paul has to decide: apologize and forgive Trevor for everything, or chalk it up as revenge and move on.

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AWESOME narration and a fun, easy listen!

**New audiobook rating: 4.5 stars**

I'm a HUGE fan of the Theta Alpha Gamma series by Anne Tenino, and I had nothing but good memories of this book, which I read originally over three years ago.

Love, Hypothetically features one of my FAVORITE tropes in romance EVER, which is the enemies-to-lovers theme, but more specifically, the former-betrayer-to-lover theme. This is a cousin to the former-bully-to-lover trope, which... gah, gets me every time! I love when someone has to truly grovel after formally wronging a love interest. It sparks deep emotions inside of me, and it usually leads to me really loving a book.

It is always interesting how my opinions change about a certain book over the years and as my reading tastes change with time. On re-read, I found myself wanting MORE from the plot. This book is novella length, and I realized that I really needed about 100 more pages to feel fully satisfied. I wasn't really ready to fully forgive Trevor, the jock who strung along, outed, and then ditched Paul. I could have used pages upon pages of Paul crying and torturing Trevor. (I'm really sick, huh??)

I still loved how light this book was and how unexpectedly SEXY it was. I love Anne Tenino for that. I even really enjoyed Paul of the prickly personality, whose snarky attitude I found to be really enticing. This book is truly happy, comfort reading for me, as is this whole series.

If I had to rate this book on content alone, I would probably give it 4 stars, which means that I really liked it. However, the audiobook narration by Nick J. Russo EASILY bumped it up 1/2 a star. Nick J. Russo is fast becoming one of my favorite narrators, and he KILLED it again with another amazing performance. His voices for both MCs were perfection.

I hope and pray that Anne Tenino continues on with this series because it holds a special place in my heart. There are few books that I'll re-read, and Love, Hypothetically is one of them, especially now that Nick J. Russo is part of the picture.

**Copy provided in exchange for an honest review**
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- Heather "Goodreads reviewer and blogger... also dentist and wife/mom when I get the time!"

So funny! Nick as always is aces!

We met Paul in book one, he’s the snarky roommate who really hates jocks and gives Brad a very tough time – so tough that Sebastian kicks him out. Now he’s living in the dorms and trying to keep money coming in.

When an offer comes for him specifically to tutor the girls softball team over the summer, Paul wants to refuse, but can’t due to finances. He’s absolutely thrown for a loop when he finds out his high-school boyfriend – the jock that cured him of liking/loving jocks forever – is the new coach.

Trevor was in the closet in high school and for most of his early twenties as a professional baseball player. He threw Paul under the bus and outed him when the two were caught together in the locker room and he’s regretted it ever since.

Trevor wants Paul back but Paul has to decide if he can forgive and forget.

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First, let me say this is not great as a standalone. It can be – but it’s much better read in order.

Second – OMG! I don’t know how this book slipped under my radar, I read and loved books 1,3, and 4 but somehow missed this one? I’m not sure. But when I saw Nick Russo was narrating this I had to have it!

Well I was totally enthralled! Normally I don’t like “second chances” love stories. There’s usually so much water under the bridge and I love that “first kiss” energy etcetera from a newly met person. But in this case Paul’s snark and Trevor’s utter adoration really worked for me.

I literally laughed out loud in several places – especially when Paul is telling his friend Toby about his “hypothetical jock situation” – riotous!

Nick did another amazing job with this giving Paul the right voice and not too effeminate but very smarmy at times. Trevor is nicely deep and growly. I really like how Nick portrayed Sebastian and we get to see him and Brad again in this story as well.

All in all this was fun, funny, sweet and sexy!

Highly recommended.

4.5 of 5 stars for both the story and the narration
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- Morgan A Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2016
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing