BLURB: I didn’t know. How could I? All through high school, I was beaten up and teased for being gay. But I wasn’t gay. Or didn’t think I was. Now Wes, the guy across the street who’s taken me under his wing and been the best friend I’ve ever had, won’t stop invading my dreams, hell, my every waking thought. Am I gay? Because I’m thinking I’d like to kiss him. Actually, I’m thinking there’s a lot more I’d like to do with his mouth and the rest of that tall, confident, muscular body. Ah, man… I’m so gay!
But what if he doesn’t feel the same way about me? And, Jesus, what about my parents? And those bastards from school are still around. And I’m supposed to go to college this fall… Shit, I need to sit down. I can’t breathe and I’m about to shake apart. Then Wes puts his hand on the back of my neck, gives me one of those encouraging squeezes and his bright smile, and everything’s okay again. Yeah, I’m hooked. Oh, boy.
This was just cuteness overload. It’s the kind of story that makes you smile all throughout the day remembering it. Mal and Wes are total babes and you just got to love getting to experience your first time with someone who adores you at no end. Mal was someone who at his age was still very confuse about his sexuality and does see things around him in black and white – his parent are not any help at all and his bullies at school made it even worse. It’s a good thing that he’s finally off to college. Meeting Wes as their next door neighbor was the best thing to happen to Mal – with Wes, Mal was able to truly be comfortable in his own skin.
I loved that they have a little age gap which made Wes the protector of Mal and I loved the fact that there was not much drama involving Mal’s parents. There’s something so beautiful about their chemistry and the fact that they found something within them that connects them so well. This is another beautiful story from Missy Welsh that you’d always want to reread whenever you feel down because it’ll just make you feel so good deep inside. A total must read!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published August 10th 2010 by Loose Id LLC