Book Reviews

Ollie's Jock by Nicole Forcine at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-April-2014

Book Blurb

Hockey jock Larry did well this past semester, thanks to the help of his tutor, tiny twink Oliver. The unspoken rules that keep their social groups separate makes it a faux pas to thank Oliver in public. Larry takes a chance anyway during the last party of the year, and the retaliation is instant and messy.

Afterwards, Larry gets a text that sends him straight to Oliver's apartment. What secrets do the two have that keep Larry coming back?

Story also appears in the Spinning the Top Anthology.


Book Review

Relationships with one partner in the closet are tough enough. But with him in two closets – that of being gay and a submissive? Makes it almost impossible for the couple to even have a relationship. Larry and Ollie in this story face exactly that situation. Ollie is incredibly understanding, but Larry knows it is wrong not to be who he is anywhere outside Ollie’s apartment. That doesn’t make it any easier to figure out what to do about it and how to approach it.

Larry, the jock, thinks he needs to be “macho” for his hockey buddies, yet he is a gay submissive. Not something he believes they will accept. Add the fact Ollie is a “nerd”, and Larry knows he is in trouble. He has also had some time to think about things, and he definitely has feelings for Ollie, so he ends up making a very public mistake. What follows is not just an extremely hot “punishment”, but a long-overdue change in his thinking.

Ollie may look like a twink, and be a total “nerd”, but he is also a total DOM and a very understanding lover. He knows what Larry needs, but would never force him to do something he isn’t ready for. The contradiction between what he looks like and who he is inside fascinated me – just like it does Larry, I suspect. He is also clearly devoted to Larry, and that makes two of them.

If you like stories with unconventional Doms and subs, if you enjoy reading about a man who battles his inner demons who tell him to behave “as he should”, and if you’re looking for a short, hot read about two men who complement each other, then you will probably like this short story.





DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. The anthology this story was published in has been provided by Torquere Press for the purpose of a review.

Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 16 pages/4000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-March-2014
Buy Link