Shoulder Pads and Flannel by Jo Ramsey

Title: Shoulder Pads and Flannel
Author Jo Ramsey
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Pages: 184
Characters: Guillermo Garcia and Evan Granger
Sub-Genre Coming out
Kisses: 5


Deep Secrets and Hope: Book Two

High school football star Guillermo Garcia can count himself among the popular kids—for now. Although he secretly dates Evan Granger, who is openly gay and badly bullied for it, Guillermo doesn’t dare let his teammates, classmates, or close-knit family learn about his sexuality.

But Guillermo witnessed an attack on Evan, and now the school bullies plan to out Guillermo in retaliation. In their small town, word spreads rapidly, so Guillermo must make a quick choice—come out now on his own or risk having someone else do it for him.


Let me start by saying how extremely thrilled I was that this author brought back these wonderful characters! The first book was amazing, but it did leave a lot of questions about what would happen with these two wonderful young men.

I am happy to say that the second book answered all of them.

So on with this story.

Evan has been bullied and beaten his whole life. Not only is he gay in a small town, he likes to wear nail polish, makeup and girls clothes.

Not the best mix.

In all that time the only person to ever come to his rescue is Guillermo. The day he stands up to the bullies, both of their lives change. First Evan realizes that not all jocks are bad. Second, Guillermo realizes he is gay.

This book follows the two boys through the changes, struggles and passion of being two teenage boys in high school. I LOVED IT! I also kinda hope there is a 3rd book with these two. I would love to keep reading about them

Reviewed By: Jerry


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