Three compelling novelettes featuring talented college athletes developing their attractions and feelings for other vigorous men. Each young man must strip away his inhibitions and apprehensions to realize his full potential to authentically love the person he desires.
Book 1: Baseball Star’s Gift: Intimate Awakening
Darius, an ambitious gay drama student with smoldering good looks, studies Brett, the down-to-earth and straightforward captain of the college baseball team, to perfect his upcoming theatrical role as a sports star. However, their relationship evolves beyond a simple interview and afternoon together. As their complicated friendship begins to flourish with affection, the men are unprepared for the shocking revelations and consequences.
Book 2: Uncovering Machismo
The naked bike ride event on the summer solstice, brazenly and colorfully celebrating enlightenment and fertility with nude body painting, brings divergent college sport stars together. Giovanni, a straight wrestling champion, is reeling from an unexpected defeat and a brutal disgrace. Pablo, a gay goalkeeper on the university’s soccer team, may be able to share shrewd insights and profoundly help Giovanni, but he has secrets of his own.
Book 3: Antonio’s Mask
Antonio expects nothing less from himself than absolute devotion to his senior year of collegiate football. If he continues excelling on the field, he has a solid chance for a pro career. Beyond sports, individual self-discovery is truly the very last thing on his mind. But Antonio is challenged by his attraction to other young men. Confused and in denial, he hides his feelings for his hunky and handsome teammates, including his best friend Joe and his roommate Kelvin.
These three works of passionate fiction, comprising Jaylen Florian’s Uplifting Sports Romance series (totaling more than 31,000 words), feature gay, bisexual, and straight characters and contain mature romantic and intimate themes. Join these sincere and sexy men as they overcome their challenges to personal growth and finally discover love and intimacy.