Coming of Age

The Becoming: Part Two: Jock Itch

The Becoming: Part Two: Jock Itch

Title: The Becoming: Part Two: Jock Itch Author: Dorian Kenworthy Publisher: Phoenix Rising Publication Release Date: July 31, 2018 Genre(s): Young Adult/New Adult, MMM Ménage Page Count: 55 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Will Carroll, “the only gay kid at Randolph High,” couldn’t believe the school’s star athlete would be remotely interested in him, much less want…
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Neutral Shades (Tosha’s Review)

Neutral Shades (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Neutral Shades Author: Xondra Day Publisher: Evernight Teen Release Date: January 31, 2018 Genre(s): YA Romance Page Count: 84 pages Reviewed by: Tosha Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Forced to move and change schools just before his senior year, Greg Reese thinks his life is over until he meets handsome jock, Nick Anderson who is his dream guy in every…
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Titanic Summer

Titanic Summer

Title: Titanic Summer Author: Russell J. Sanders Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: March 6, 2018 Genre(s): Young Adult Page Count: 262 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s 2015, and teenage Jake Hardy is hiding something. During a summer trip to the Titanic Mecca of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jake’s father makes a confession, and though Jake feels upset…
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When Everything Is Blue (Crabbypatty’s Review)

When Everything Is Blue (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: When Everything Is Blue Author: Laura Lascarso Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 6, 2018 Genre(s): Young Adult, Coming of Age Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When they were kids, Chris Mitcham rescued Theo from the neighborhood bullies and taught him how to “be cool.” Now, years later, Theo’s developed feelings for his…
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When Everything Is Blue  (Lili’s Review)

When Everything Is Blue (Lili’s Review)

Title: When Everything Is Blue Author: Laura Lascarso Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: March 6th 2018 Genre(s): Young Adult Page Count: 216 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When they were kids, Chris Mitcham rescued Theo from the neighborhood bullies and taught him how to “be cool.” Now, years later, Theo’s developed feelings for his best friend that…
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Swimming to Freedom (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Swimming to Freedom (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Swimming to Freedom Author: Robbie Michaels Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: November 28, 2017 Genre(s): Young Adult Romance Page Count: 186 Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Once, swimming was a labor of love for Brandon. Now it’s just a labor. When Brandon’s competitive, domineering father decided to cash in on his son’s hobby, he sucked all…
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Meow (Kristin’s Review)

Meow (Kristin’s Review)

Title: Meow (Dreamboat Island #3) Author: Steve Milton Publisher: Self Published Release Date: May 23, 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: ~120 Reviewed by: Kristin Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Clair is a brilliant nineteen-year-old disowned for being gay… Clair’s father found his Chrome search history. Now Clair is homeless, living in his car and dreaming about making use of his Harvard…
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What’s the Use of Wondering (Crabbypatty’s Review)

What’s the Use of Wondering (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: What’s the Use of Wondering (WMU #2) Author: Kate McMurray Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 3, 2017 Genre(s): New Adult Romance Page Count: 182 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Violinist Logan has spent most of his life training for a career in music. But as the pressure mounts during his junior year, he questions whether playing…
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Salvation’s Song

Salvation’s Song

Title: Salvation’s Song Author: Pearl Love Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: May 16, 2017 Genre(s): Bisexual/Fantasy/Gay Page Count: 326 pages Reviewed by: ColinJ Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.6 stars out of 5 Blurb: An ancient evil threatens the world, and only the chosen few can save it: the Singers, the Seekers, and the Saviors…. Tyrell Hughes enters his junior year of high school at Winton…
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Nachos & Hash (Lili’s Review)

Nachos & Hash (Lili’s Review)

Title: Nachos & Hash (Mary’s Boys #1) Author: Brandon Witt Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 25th 2017 Genre(s): Contemporary/Novella Page Count: 122 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Darwin Michaels is living his dreams in the Mile High City. While Denver offers the perfect job, scrumptious dining, and whirlwind dating options, Darwin is losing hope he’ll find…
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Pieces of Me (Lili’s Review)

Pieces of Me (Lili’s Review)

Title: Pieces of Me (Spectrum Nights #1) Author: Melanie Hansen Publisher: NineStar Press Release Date: January 16th 2017 Genre(s): Comtemporary Page Count: 260 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Scott Ashworth is a beautiful man and the hottest club host on the Phoenix gay scene. He takes what he wants, does what he wants, and does whom he…
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There Has to Be a Reason (Crabbypatty’s Review)

There Has to Be a Reason (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: There Has to Be a Reason Author: Kate McMurray Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: January 9, 2017 Genre(s): New Adult Romance Page Count: 206 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dave is enjoying his junior year at a big New England university, even if none of his relationships have been especially satisfying. He plans to hang around with…
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You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2)

You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2)

Title:You Are Not Me (’90s Coming of Age #2) Author:Leta Blake Publisher:Leta Blake Books Release Date:November 29th 2016 Genre(s):Contemporary, Coming of Age, Gay literature Page Count: 328 Reviewed by:Ele Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Follow Peter into the summer following his senior year to face new beginnings, new friends, and old baggage. After a tumultuous final year of high school, Peter…
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Guyliner (PIU’s Review)

Guyliner (PIU’s Review)

Title: Guyliner Author: J. Leigh Bailey Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: 17th oct, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, coming of age, coming out Page Count: 250 Reviewed by: PIU Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Connor works his butt off to maintain the golden-boy persona he’s created. He has the grades, the extracurriculars, the athletics, and a part-time job at his dad’s…
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