Inseparable friends and neighbors, born within a month of one another, their parents are best friends. What could go wrong? Childhood experimenting with one another's bodies turns to lust and builds to love between Zachary and Brandon, two high school seniors. Zachary's Dad is violently homophobic. The two are split up, not knowing if they'll ever see one another again.
G. A. Hauser writes excellent books. That's no surprise to her fans, I'm sure. This one is as good or better than all the others. As an example of the things that happen in gay romance it's great. As a romance with all the right ingredients, it's superb. We get Zachary and Brandon's story told in the first person, how each of them feel. There's great dialogue and true-to-life characterizations of the family members. I'll bet we all know someone like Zachary's Dad, whether it's a homophobic neighbor or a friend who hates some class of people for some reason or someone we just don't like to be around for some belief or another they love to talk about.
The boys are separated, they're told their relationship is just a phase they're going through. And they suffer for the feelings and beliefs of others. At the same time the author shows that they go on the best they can, building the best life they can. This is an excellent story of friendship, love and survival told by one of my favorite authors in her inimitable way.
Brandon Townsend never imagined he could be attracted to his best friend and neighbor. He is, and he tries his best to hide his reaction to Zach. What would happen if Zach knew how he felt about him? Would he be disgusted and push him away?
Zachary Sherman has to hide his feelings towards Brandon. He knows if his parents even suspected how he felt, there would be hell to pay. But he cannot help himself. There is no other person in the world he wants more than Brandon