Posts tagged M/M Romance
Dinner was twice the fun of every other meal at Oak Hill Manor thus far because it came with the addition of near-constant hostile stares between Cai and me. Jarett and Nicky made tentative conversation while Lexa appeared to be doing her best to sink into herself and collapse like a black hole. It got me feeling a bit guilty because we obviously scared her, but it also got me wondering why she was here. Probably therapy for that no-speaking thing she had going on.
It’s sometimes hard to find the words to express just how much I loved a book. In the case of this debut by Sage C. Holloway,) however, I had the opposite problem—condensing everything that captivated me about the story into a few coherent paragraphs. Still, I’ve done my best. Two beautiful, broken boys; a protagonist with a uniquely recognizable voice; a compelling plot of romance, secrets and lies…the author has taken the elements that most appeal to me and combined them in such a way as to land this novel straight on my favorites shelf.
I’ve finally made it to fifth period after surviving a typically boring morning and whatever it was they served for lunch today — they called it spaghetti, but I swear it was wiggling.
Growing up is never easy, but growing up gay in a small-minded town towards the end of the 1970s is a potential minefield of missteps and unwanted attention. Huston Piner does a great job cataloguing the ups and downs of high school as experienced by Randy Clark, a tenth grader with a tendency to overdramatize and the knack for becoming entangled in complex situations. The narrative takes the reader on a journey of friendship, misunderstandings and falling in love, all told with authenticity and a healthy dose of humor.
Sixteen-year-old Randy Clark just looked in the mirror and discovered he’s gay. Now all he needs is a boyfriend. That should be easy enough, right? Unfortunately, Randy has a knack for being attracted to the wrong guys, like the one who hasn’t spoken to him since he told him he had pretty eyes. Then there’s that locker room jock that puts him down every day. And new student Kerry Sawyer would be perfect – except for that girlfriend he left behind back home.