Title: Hiding Things
Author: S.C. Wynne
Length: Short Story (71 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 23, 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Mason Downing is good at a lot of things, but math isn’t one of them. What he is good at is hiding the fact that he’s a poor kid on a full scholarship at elite Bragson University—though he won’t be there for long if he can’t get his grades up.
Carter Lantor is the embodiment of all that Mason pretends to be: rich, confident, and smart. But when Carter is handpicked to be Mason’s new math tutor, Mason learns that he’s not the only one hiding things. Soon, Carter’s picture-perfect façade begins to crack under the pressure of his father’s expectations and his own unhappiness.
Together, Mason and Carter must teach each other that no matter how much they question their place in the world, their love for one another might be the answer they are looking for.
Review: This is one of the first books that I have read by this author and I have to say that it is a joy to read it. I can understand prejudice and beliefs that one is never good enough, but I loved how Carter handles it all.
Mason was almost perfect in school, except he was about to flunk math. He was supposed to get a tutor so he could keep his scholarship, but he didn’t want anyone to know he was poor. He felt that people would treat him like crap if he was. So when he took a part time job to pay the tutor, he was shocked to meet Carter. Talk about a lot of shocks for the poor guy.
I actually enjoyed this, even though Mason has a chip on his shoulder that you would love to smack off. I thought that this is a world that is fairly known that is for sure. Although rich people do tend to treat poor people differently, this story shows a bit more to certain things.
I loved it and look forward to reading more by this author.