Two months filming his first movie away from school have left Shane Roberts a changed man—humbled, conflicted, and more than anything scared that his boyfriend Angel won't love him anymore once he finds out Shane's weaknesses.
Excited as Angel is to have Shane home, Angel wonders why Shane feels like a stranger. He knows Shane has a wall up, but has no idea how to rip it down. When the opportunity arises to explore a ménage with an old friend of Shane's, Angel is initially wary, but hopes that the experience will help jar him and Shane out of their funk.
If there's one thing Shane is still confident about, it's his abilities in the bedroom. So despite their high blood alcohol level and his niggling worry that sharing Angel with another man will ruin their relationship, Shane tries to give Angel the sexual experience of a lifetime.
But real world failures are tougher to handle than the silly hijinks Shane got up to in college. This time, the very thing Shane's always relied on to hold Angel and Shane together backfires spectacularly. Shane fears he's pushed Angel away right when he needs Angel the most.
If Shane wants to keep his boyfriend and save his relationship, he'll have to admit he's not the guy Angel thought he was. But maybe if Shane opens his heart, he'll find Angel loves him not only for his successes, but also for the man he is inside.
Shane is graduating soon, and when he leaves, he's going to tear out Angel's heart. It's been more than a year since Shane laid Angel over a desk and changed his life, but with the end of the school year approaching, Angel sweats over what will happen when Shane leaves. Shane says he loves Angel...but only when they're naked and panting...
Preoccupied with finding a job, Shane doesn't know what's got Angel so stressed, but when he gets an opportunity to go to New York to make one of his movies, Shane realises just how badly his leaving will hurt his boyfriend. He wants to stay together—Angel is the best damn thing in his life. Shane knows all about temptation, though, and about how even the best relationships fall apart.
Time and distance, temptations and fears... Love may not be enough to keep Angel and Shane together. But first love is stronger than either of them realises. Will it be strong enough to turn the jaded Shane into a believer, and to keep them together despite the odds?
Reader Advisory: Sophmore: Undeclared is the sequel to Freshman: Uncut and part of the IVORY TOWERS world. These books are best read in order, since they chronicle the evolution of one couple through four years of college.
Shane's too old for Angel. Even if Angel weren't a freshman in Shane's Intro to Film class, the kid would be too closeted, too confused, too darn changeable and needy. But when Shane sees the pain lurking behind Angel's tough exterior, he can't help but reach out to him and give in to the desire in those scared, brown eyes.
Pacific Rim University may as well be another planet from the Oakland neighbourhood where Angel grew up. Angel's fought all his life to get respect, and to stay hard in the eyes of his friends back home. Always the weird kid, Angel was the guy who never hooked up with girls. Meeting his very sexy, very male Film TA, Angel starts to understand why. He refuses to admit he's gay, but he lives for every one of Shane's smiles.
When Shane takes Angel to task for his insolent attitude, Angel can't resist pushing his TA further. He wants Shane to show him, force him, make him accept all the feelings battling around in his mind and his body. But Angel doesn't just need sex. He needs a man who can help him navigate the new and very raw landscape of his feelings.
It's Angel's senior year and time for some tough decisions. Coming out to his grandmother...meeting Shane's family...Every step Angel takes forward feels like two steps back until he wonders how he's turned into a guy totally different from who he was when he started school.
Shane feels Angel slipping away but can't figure out how to drag him back. Things are finally shaping up for Shane—with a new job in the works and a second movie optioned—but he wonders why Angel isn't ready to move on to a more grown up life.
When a friend from Angel's past arrives at Pacific Rim University, Angel slips into doubt and confusion over his life and starts to take dangerous risks. When Shane steps in to make things right, he ends up pushing his lover even farther away.
If Shane's going to keep Angel by his side, it'll take more than sweet words and great sex. Shane will have to be the family Angel's lost and replace the life Angel's leaving behind. And he'll need to convince Angel to accept all the love and commitment Shane has to offer.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to drug use.