Out in the End Zone (Out in College, #2) by Lane Hayes

Out in the End Zone (Out in College, #2)

Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family… and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone...like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project. ...

Details Out in the End Zone (Out in College, #2)

TitleOut in the End Zone (Out in College, #2)
Release DateOct 7th, 2018
PublisherLane Hayes
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Academic, College, Contemporary

Reviews Out in the End Zone (Out in College, #2)

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    ~4.5~When Mitch asks Evan to be his "faux boyfriend" for a social media class project, Evan readily agrees. Evan is a good guy, but not that good. He has ulterior motives, namely: get to know Mitch better, MUCH better. Evan is a tight end (this is American football speak, not sexual innuendo, although his ass is tight indeed). Mitch is a cheerleader. Both are seniors in college. Mitch just broke up with a closeted bi guy, so he's reluctant to dat...
  • J *deep in the heart of Texas*
    I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. After the first few chapters, I was afraid the characters were going to read as too immature for me. But I thought Mitch and Evan were cute and sweet together. Overall this one ended up being a nice easy, low angst read with some good steam. Lane Hayes wins again.
  • .Lili.
    Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes is the second book in the Out in College series. When we first met Evan we in the last book we knew that he was working on a project with Mitch and spending time with him and we now get to find out what they've been up to. I won't tell you though- you have to read the book and find out. ;) Alright, let's get down to likes and what I felt was missing. What I liked:-LH's smooth writing. Her stories have a steady p...
  • Cadiva
    Review tomorrow when I'm at the laptop.Weeee, this was a delight. It overlaps with book one in the series but can still be read as a standalone. I loved Evan and Mitch. Evan was like a giant puppy, eager but naive and sensitive and, once his past was revealed, it made perfect sense.Mitch was just a great character, he's out and proud and happily living his life without complications, but he's also vulnerable, apart from his grandmother, he's neve...
  • ~Kristin~
    4+++ StarsI loved this book, in fact I think it was even better than the first book. (All joking aside, the first book in the series has one of the best covers of the year....I mean DAAAYYYMMMMNNN)I think bisexuality is one of the most difficult areas of sexuality to write and read about. (Not to mention live in the real world). Sometime it’s portrayed as a simple choice and other times it comes off as selfish, I think Ms. Hayes got it so right...
  • Sanaa ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
    3.5-3.75 stars. This is one of those cases that has to do with me and not the book. I loved how it started but I felt like I started to get bored during the second half and then I lost interest. But I'm glad I stuck through it till the end. Lane is an amazing author but this wasn't my favorite of hers. An arc was provided in exchange for an honest review. Find me on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Blog
  • Elsa Bravante
    Novella igual de sencilla que la primera, pero igual de mona y adorable, me está gustando esta serie de deportistas, es entretenida y deja con una sonrisa.
  • Becca Waldrop
    I was so happy to see I was right and this was Evan’s story! It was so good. This one tugged at me hard, though. The chemistry they had was off the charts, but so many things had happened. I loved Evan from the first book and to see what makes him tick, and what had made him who he is…….yeah. wow.To see Evan in everyday life, he's just a fun loving goof. Most everyone thinks he's straight, and although he's never said it out loud, he's far ...
  • Annie
    Sometimes I seek out action, other times heartbreak, and then there’s the days I want schmoopy- sweet and swoony romance that’s real enough to make an impact but not laden with angst that leaves me clutching my chest or in tears. That’s precisely where Out in the End Zone falls. The second release from Miss Hayes’s Out in College series, this standalone features a collegiate football player and a cheerleader. For those who did read the fi...
  • Zaza
    ☆ 3.25/5 ☆ Une lecture rapide et mimi, le genre de roman qui s'avale en une soirée, qui met du baume au coeur, mais qui s'oubliera somme tout assez vite.Evan, on l'a brièvement croisé dans le tome 1 de cette série, puisque c'est le coloc de Derek. Evan est un étudiant de dernière année, il ne sait pas encore quel métier il va exercer, et fait partie de l'équipe universitaire de foot. Il est à l'aise avec la sexualité en général, ...
  • Shannon
    Out in the End Zone is a delightful little take on the friends-to-lovers/fake boyfriend trope. I really liked Evan and Mitch, they are sooo cute together. I enjoyed their banter and seeing their feelings grow as the story progressed. Evan is all-in when it comes to helping Mitch with his senior project, even if he’s not quite ready to go all-in when it comes to being "out". I liked Evan's journey, and learning why he was hesitant, even as he wa...
  • Amanda
    This series is shaping up to be very fun and sexy and just plain swoony. I might be a bit disappointed that Derek and Gabe didn't show up much, but Evan and Mitch definitely hold up the story by their own. Mitch is out and proud yell leader, which totally make me think of JVN when he was younger. Evan is a jock and probably bi, but he was seriously crushing hard on Mitch. What I like about straight guy Derek and Evan is that when they are interes...
  • Light
    4.25 / 5 StarsI'm a sucker for the fake-boyfriend trope and the feel-good read hit the mark.The characters are the complete opposite but nobody acts like a brat or nasty. They just are nice guys in different ways. And just like that, they also deal with things differently. Either way, they are sweet, likeable and have chemistry which develops thanks to their agreement of being fake boyfriends.The plot flows nicely, nothing too angsty or too amazi...
  • Elizabeth
    Now see this right here is what I'm talking about. I love, loved, loved Evan and Mitch. Super sexy and low on angst. Evan has his issues but deep down he is a man who knows what he wants and that's Mitch. What started out as a project quickly became reality and both men knew they wanted each other. I didn't love the first book in this series but this one I went bananas for. Just a hot, sexy story of two guys falling in love and the HEA was just w...
  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Out in the End Zone takes place concurrently with the first book in the series, Out in the Deep End and explains where Evan’s been going while Gage has been hanging out with Derek at their house. Evan is Derek’s roommate, a happy-go-lucky football player with a good family background. He’s fulfilling his dreams of playing football...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsOut in the End Zone follows Out in the Deep in Hayes’ Out in College series. While the timelines of the two books cross over each other, Evan and Mitch’s story could stand alone, though Derek and Gabe from the first book do make an appearance here.I could see this book having appeal for a lot of readers, but it didn’t fully work for me and perhaps this author’s style isn’t the best match for me. Hayes use...
  • Valerie
    This book takes place at the same time Derek and Gabe are figuring out there relationship in the first book Out in the Deep. In this, Evan, a laid-back football player is at a party when he sees his friend Mitch. While they have a passing acquaintance, Evan gets tongue tied and he feels an attraction to Mitch. And of course, when Mitch asks for help with his final project, Evan jumps at the chance to spend more time with him. As the story goes on...
  • Teri
    I really liked these guys. Evan was sweet and real and this could have been made angsty and I'm so glad that it did not. Mitch was a definite favorite! He was funny and I enjoyed his and Evan's talks and the time they spent together. I was glad that (view spoiler)[ the thing with rory didn't get crazy and that the things that happened to evan in the past didn't turn into something too heavy, it wasn't what I was in the mood for. (hide spoiler)] s...
  • Brown Eyed Girl ~Suzanne~
    I loved this! It was exactly what I needed to read at this moment. I loved the build up and attraction between Evan & Mitch. Mitch was a delight to read! I do wish we’d get his POV but that’s not Lane Hayes style. Evan was so romantic and sweet with some of the things he said. This was a true delight to read!!
  • Jess A Jaye
    Out in the End Zone is a great addition to the Out in College series. I really enjoyed the first book but I think OITEZ might just have pipped it to the post. It's an adorable friends to lovers and fake boyfriend story about Mitch and Evan. Mitch is an gymnast and in the cheer squad while Evan is a footballer player. Ev has had a bit of crush on Mitch for awhile but he's kinda intimidated by him. Seeing him fumble and stumble when he gets chattin...
  • ButtonsMom2003
    Another good book in the series.Out in the End Zone is book two in the Out in College series but it can be read as a standalone. Book one, Out in the Deep, is really great though and I recommend it. Out in the End Zone didn't affect my emotions quite as much as book one but I liked it very much. The blurb is great and describes the book well. Evan was in a horrible accident before college but the author does a great job of keeping us guessing wha...
  • Kirk
    I’ve always had a soft spot for college age romances, especially ones where one of the protagonists is opening themselves up to new experiences sexually or exploring dormant feelings.Evan here is doing Mitch a favour by agreeing to fake date him for a project―and this right here is another reason I wanted to read this book, I love a fake date! From here on out I adored the way that Evan was so open and just went with the flow; these two were ...
  • Ayla
    I just LOVE Lane Hayes' writing. This story was sweet and refreshing. The writing was great and it was easy to connect to this story and characters. The dialogue was entertaining and kept me wanting more and more! I adored the chemistry between Evan and Mitch. After meeting Evan in book one, I did not expect to see him be nervous in front of anyone. I loved seeing him that way with Mitch. Their interactions were pretty cute and I liked seeing a d...
  • Kirstin
    This book is everything that I love about Lane Hayes. It was sweet and dorky and intense and spicy. It was everything I was hoping for. Evan is starting his last season as a college football player and he's enjoyed the partying and notoriety and female attention that comes with being an athlete... until he starts talking to Mitch at a party and realizes he doesn't want to stop. He's known Mitch for 5 years, but hasn't really made an effort until ...
  • Mia Sciberras
    I unabashedly love Lane's writing. She perfectly balances sweet and sexy in a way that is always genuine and never trite. I enjoyed this addition to the Out In College series even more than 'Out In The Deep' (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I think because I loved Evan's unwavering support for his best friend's coming out experience in bk1 & getting to watch him embracing his true self now. His love match with Mitch was both adorable and sexy AF and...
  • Lidia
    I'm been so happy reading this book, such joy. Evan and Mitch are so genuine, sweet, romantic, lovely. Their relationship so natural and authentic also in the video project of Mitch. Much love and little angst. Evan was right to be afraid to coming out as BI after what happened , not shame but fear of disaster. I liked their love to life, to live full every day, their spontaneity and enthusiasm for sex. Mitch is truly a angel , but I'm babling......
  • DTM
    4.5 Stars I just finished Out in the End Zone (Out in College #2/KU) by Lane Hayes and I want to rename this series to FUN, FLIRTY, TENDER and SEXY in COLLEGE!! LOL I am loving the fact that she can write such complete stories even though they are relatively short reads. The premise was incredibly clever and so reflective our lives today. Mitch and Evan were adorable, sweet, funny and so sexy. The dialogue and banter was once again top notch. I f...
  • Stefanie
    Just wasn’t for me. The writing is smooth though!
  • Wendy Moore
    I love both Evan and Mitch!! What a feel good read. Really looking forward to Rory's story next!!
  • alis
    sweet, short, adorable. it was supposed to be low angst but damn i'm a cry baby.