Coming of Age

Pictures of You (’90s Coming of Age #1)

Pictures of You (’90s Coming of Age #1)

Title: Pictures of You (’90s Coming of Age #1) Author: Leta Blake Publisher: Leta Blake Books Release Date: September 19th 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary/New Adult Page Count: 316 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Growing up gay isn’t easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder. Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior—class of 1991—is passionate about…
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Where We Left Off (Vallie’s Review)

Where We Left Off (Vallie’s Review)

Title: Where we left off Author: Roan Parrish Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 26, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 260 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo’s unremarkable life like a…
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Where We Left Off (Parvathy’s Review)

Where We Left Off (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Where We Left Off (Middle of Somewhere #3) Author: Roan Parrish Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: September 26, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 290 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3 stars out of 5 Blurb: Leo Ware may be young, but he knows what he wants. And what he wants is Will Highland. Snarky, sophisticated, fiercely opinionated Will Highland, who burst into Leo’s…
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Steady Stroke (Parvathy’s Review)

Steady Stroke (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Steady Stroke (Off Beat #2) Author: A.M. Arthur Publisher: Swerve Release Date: September 6, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult Page Count: 276 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: After a tragic accident, Lincoln West’s dreams of making it big as a guitarist fell apart. Unable to play music, he’s battling a hopeless downward spiral, and takes his friend’s…
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Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1)

Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1)

Title: Caught Inside (Boys on the Brink #1) Author: Jamie Deacon Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: September 29th 2016 Genre(s): YA Page Count: 320 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Luke believes he has his life figured out…and then he meets Theo. It should have been simple—a summer spent with his girlfriend Zara at her family’s holiday…
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Boy Midflight

Boy Midflight

Title: Boy Midflight (Second Edition) Author: Charlie David Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: July 4, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 200 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: At eighteen, Ashley seems to have everything: looks, talent, and even a girlfriend. What more could a young man want? Yet something is missing, and he has to come to terms with…
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Everyday History (Parvathy’s Review)

Everyday History (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Everyday History Author: Alice Archer Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 29, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 352 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert into a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man,…
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Shut Your Face, Anthony Pace! (Lili’s Review)

Shut Your Face, Anthony Pace! (Lili’s Review)

Title: Shut Your Face, Anthony Pace! Author: Claire Davis and Al Stewart Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing Release Date: May 26th 2016 Genre(s): New Adult Page Count: 125 pages Reviewed by: Lili Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: First love – coming of age – family – acceptance When Charlie was eight years old, his mum bought him a microscope for his birthday.…
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Violence Begets by P.T. Denys

Violence Begets by P.T. Denys

Title: Violence Begets Author: P.T. Denys Publisher: Wilde Works; Indie Artist Press Release Date: December 25, 2013 Genre(s): Gay Fiction, Young Adult, Coming of Age, Contemporary Page Count: 364 pages Reviewed by: Natalie Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: After a tragic accident devastates his family, 16-year-old Rick St. James starts his junior year of high school without any friends in a…
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Come What May (Parvathy’s Review)

Come What May (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Come What May (All Saints #1) Author: A.M. Arthur Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: May 23rd, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 320 Reviewed by: Parvathy Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet. Or at least, he doesn’t want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He’s a…
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The Art of Being Normal

The Art of Being Normal

Title: The Art of Being Normal Author: Lisa Williamson Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) a Macmillan imprint Release Date: May 31, 2016 Genre(s): Young Adult Fiction Page Count: 352 pages Reviewed by: Natalie Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two…
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Big Love (Dyllan’s Review)

Big Love (Dyllan’s Review)

Title: Big Love (Big Love #1) Author:  Rick R. Reed Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Reviewer: Dyllan Release Date: April 4th, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, Coming of Age Page Count: 200 Pages Heat Level:  2 flames out of 5 Rating:  4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Teacher Dane Bernard is a gentle giant, loved by all at Summitville High School. He has a beautiful wife, two kids, and an easy rapport with staff and students alike. But Dane…
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Trailer Trash

Trailer Trash

Title: Trailer Trash Author: Marie Sexton Publisher: Riptide Publishing Release Date: March 21, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary, YA Page Count: 340 Reviewed by: Natalie Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s 1986, and what should have been the greatest summer of Nate Bradford’s life goes sour when his parents suddenly divorce. Now, instead of spending his senior year in his hometown of Austin,…
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Colors

Colors

Author: Russell J. Sanders Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: January 14, 2016 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 204 Reviewed by: Vallie Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: High school senior Neil Darrien is a budding musical theater star. He has it all-a beautiful girlfriend, a scholarship at a prestigious school, and plenty of chances to showcase his talent. But when Zane Jeffrey…
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