Bradley Melnick is a Quarterback football player and possible love interest of Mark in Coming Out On Top. His athletic abilities are excellent and he is potentially going pro in NFL once he graduates. He is Beau's brother.
Brad comes from a deeply religious family background. His father is irresponsible and neglectful, forcing Beau into a more paternal role as opposed to a sibling. As a result Beau is overprotective of his 'innocent' little brother. As such, he is given the false impression that Brad's failing grades was due to succumbing to the "college experience" with alcohol and girls (this is what prompts Beau to hire Mark, a male, as Brad's tutor).
In truth, Brad is failing his English comp due to his academic insecurity and frustration at not comprehending the course material. Unlike what Beau believed, Brad was never good in academics, and he would typically bribe any tutors hired to complete the assignments for him rather than learning to do it himself.
Brad is also deep in the closet regarding his sexuality due to his religious background and also Beau's overprotective tendencies. When brought up, he tends to speak dismissively of any sexual encounters with girls. He admits to receiving blowjobs from some ladies before, but did not find the experiences enjoyable.
Brad has red, short wavy hair with toned, muscular build. He is 6'4" and often only wears a white tee and jeans in his room, sometimes a light grey muscle tee. He also wears a green and yellow Letterman jacket when he is outdoors.
Brad and Mark met when Mark was hired by Beau to tutor him. Initially Brad was less enthusiastic about having a him as a tutor. His initial plan was to bribe Mark to write his papers for him. If Mark refuses and gives him the right advice, then he can start to become more secure with himself both academically and personally.
Beau is Brad's older brother, although their relationship is a bit strained. Beau tends to be overprotective and often acts more like a father figure than a brother. Beau tends to be suspicious of everyone who comes into contact with his brother. He is even wary of Mark, even though he specifically requested a 'respectable' male tutor.
- It is often described that Brad is very well endowed.
- If Mark chooses to accept Brad's bribe to write his papers at any point, he cannot be pursued to be a potential love interest, and they will not meet after his paper is completed.