Uncovering Ray (Ellery College #1)

Author: Edie Danford

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Rating: 2.5 stars

Buy Links: Samhain and Amazon

Type: Novel

Received from Publisher


Blurb:   When the right love uncovers the wrong secrets…

Ellery College, Book 1

Hey, man—you a chick or a dude? Dealing with the same old boring question is a downer for college drop-out Ray Fayette, especially when it’s asked by the low-tipping, over-privileged students at the Ellery Diner.

When six-foot-five, muscle-bound straight arrow Wyatt Kelly publicly smacks down a fellow frat brother for caveman behavior, Ray’s interest is sparked. Wyatt’s not-so-subtle attraction sparks a few other things too.

But getting to know Wyatt proves dangerous. His sexy smiles and smart questions slide under even Ray’s prickliest defenses. Worse, his academic mentor happens to be Ray’s ex-stepfather, the dictatorial jerk who just kicked Ray out of his house. Again.

Wyatt suggests a housing arrangement that has surprising appeal—there’s space available at his frat house—but he’s unaware just how complicated Ray’s “identity issues” are. Ellery College kicked out Ray for a reason—a reason that could deep-six Wyatt’s academic career and Ray’s newly hopeful heart.

Product Warnings: Contains hot make-out sessions in a cool pickup, badass pool skillz, and a syllabus that may include “Nonbinary Sexolosophy: 101”. 



Review: I really wish I could give a glowing review for Uncovering Ray, But I just didn’t care for it. Ray was a very hard character for me to like. Ray was very sullen, which made it very hard for me to want to stay in the story. Ray has many issues, issues that I still don’t understand now that I have finished the book. Ray has mommy issues, Daddy issues, step-daddy issues, and that’s just the ones I want to even mention. The only issue that never really got discussed was Ray’s gender. Yes, for half the book we wonder just what sex Ray identifies with, but when it’s revealed, there wasn’t any discussion.

While working at the local diner in Ray’s town, Ray meets Wyatt Kelly. Wyatt was a great character. I really wish we could have gotten a chance to be in his head. I would have really liked to know what Wyatt truly thought of Ray. I would have liked to know what Wyatt thought about a lot of things. He was so down to earth, and a genuinely nice guy. He likes Ray and tries to help Ray many times, only to have Ray lie to him. Maybe lie is too strong of a word. Ray just never gave up any details about Ray’s life, that ended up making Wyatt look like a complete butt in front of a lot of people.

The writing was good, but for me, Ray just wasn’t a character I liked. I wanted more from Ray. I wanted to know more about Ray’s gender struggle. I wanted Ray and Wyatt to have discussions about Ray’s gender, Ray’s family, and all the other things that come with a romance story.

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