Secret Admirer by Ashley Ladd


Gay Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1-906811-91-4

Reviewed by Cassie



Geeky Wes Donovan has been secretly lusting after Blake Kirchner, a teammate on his gay baseball team, ever since he joined the team.  Unfortunately, Blake doesn’t even know he’s alive.  Then he gets the idea to ask Blake to help make him over in order to get another guy’s affections, and Blake actually takes the bait.  Will Wes finally get what he wants?

I wanted to like Secret Admirer.  I love geeky heroes, and secret admirer stories.  Wes’ outside-looking-in mentality was easy to sympathize with.  Secret Admirer had two big issues that kept me from loving it, however.  First was Wes, who was way too stereotypically geeky.  The thing that bothered me the most, however, was Blake.  He came across as a shallow jock for much of the story, making his sudden realization at the end ring very hollow to me.  Secret Admirer has a cute premise and a happy ending, but don’t expect deep emotions. 


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