At fifteen, Alex Ross knows that he’s gay and he’s scared. When he meets twenty year old construction worker Jared Douglas, he started to think that the gay thing isn’t so bad at all.
With Alex’s tender age – Jared knows that he needs to keep their intense mutual attraction in check. This became easy for Jared when Alex’s father ships him off to prep school. He expects the younger guy to forget him and find a boyfriend of his own age but he didn’t expect that it’ll hurt. When Alex returns home for Christmas and just turned 16, Jared knows that what they have is something special that they won’t be able to suppress any longer.
This story totally just made me all mushy deep inside. It made me think of that first love, that first kiss and it made me melancholic as well for some reason. I loved how their age gap was such an issue since Alex was still a minor – it was quite refreshing because this time, it’s not just about the age gap – it’s about the maturity of the other character that became the concern of the relatively “older” guy.
I loved that there was no sex scene involved in it. I loved the respect that Jared bestowed to Alex and his parents. I also adore Alex’s best friend! It’s always nice when you also fall for the best friend in the story and I was so happy to find out that he’s got his own story as well!
I cannot wait to read the second installment of this beautiful, tender love story!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Published October 5th 2013 by Love Lane Books (first published December 25th 2010)