Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book Tour for My Fair Dork by Daisy Harris (Review & GIVEAWAY)

The Men of Holsum College series continues in the eighth book of the series as Daisy Harris joins us today to give a brief taste of My Fair Dork as well as giving away a memorable prize.  So keep reading to get my impressions of this book along with commenting to win.....

They say a guy can never be too hung. Well, Harold Jacobs doesn’t know who they are, but they’re wrong. Socially awk­ward for as long as he can remem­ber, Harold feels his enor­mous pack­age is just one more thing to be embar­rassed about. Especially­ once hunky and pop­u­lar Owen McKen­zie notices it in the showers.

Owen knows he’s bi, but he keeps that secret close to his chest. He likes Harold, and wants to help him shed his dorky image and maybe even find a boyfriend. Still, Owen can’t stop obsess­ing about Harold’s equip­ment. And as much as he doesn’t want to flip-flop on his sex­u­al­ity, Owen does want to test-drive what Harold has between his legs.

Their friend­ship erupts into full-blown lust. But can Owen accept the loss of his golden-child sta­tus and be Harold’s boyfriend? And can Harold out­grow his inse­cu­rity in time to keep the man he loves?



My Fair Dork seamlessly fits into the collegiate world Ms. Harris has gotten so good at conveying through her previous seven books in the Men of Holsum College series.  In this sweetly sexy story of opposites attracting, socially awkward and ugly duckling Harold becomes popular jock Owen's pet project and before they know it their relationship evolves into something more.

Harold is an utterly adorable character whose sweet nature, shyness, and struggle to take what he wanted and deserved completely won me over.  He's felt undeserving his whole life and because of his negative body images has kept himself hidden under baggy clothes and seeing him come into his own and become a social butterfly was inspiring and put a smile on my face.  Once he completely transforms his looks it's he who is now the popular one and I enjoyed seeing a jealous Owen try to win Harold back.

Owen has denied his true orientation forever for fear of what his social circle might think.  His helping Howard starts out innocently enough but once he gets to know the real Harold beneath the ugly clothes and bad hair he's completely drawn to him.  Their relationship progresses in a natural and increasingly steamy rate that is immensely satisfying and shows a quietly romantic bond behind closed doors.  In public though Owen continues to struggle until a grand gesture at the end wins all of us over and gives us a HEA wrapped up in a nice bow.

The sexual interactions between Harold and Owen start off a bit awkward and frantic but ultimately evolve into something more mature and assured.  I loved seeing them together and Owen's complete acceptance of Harold gave me great hope for their future together. The secondary characters were equally appealing and it was nice seeing characters from previous books interact with new characters seamlessly.  Collegiate life is nicely presented and conveys new students uncertainties realistically in this book that can be read on its own but will be more richly rewarding in a marathon reading of the entire series.  Ms. Harris continues her streak of combining steamy and emotional encounters with likable characters and I highly recommend her to those wanting an entertaining and satisfying m/m read.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.


Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.

Twitter: @thedaisyharris


Daisy will be awarding a large-size dildo, a scented penis candle, as well as a $20 gift certificate to the winner’s choice of Barnes and Noble or Amazon to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

-To be entered, leave a comment along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 11/23.


  1. Hey Joder,

    Thanks for having me on the blog today! So glad you liked my boys. Yeah, Harold was one of my favorite characters I've ever written. I love ugly duckling stories. And when a hero embraces his inner awesome, it's always my favorite. :)

  2. Sounds like a great book! Please count me in. Thanks.


  3. Sounds like a sweet story. Thanks for a chance to win!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  4. I love this series and already have this book! The stories always make me happy and are sexy. Can't wait for even more :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  5. HEh, enjoyed the review! <3


  6. Poor sweet Harold must be so embarrassed that we keep talking about him and his...you know!
    OceanAkers @ aol.com