This is an excerpt from this book and I don’t think anything could be said that is truer than this. This conversation takes place after Brandon comes out to his Mother.
“That would be like me being disappointed that you have dark-brown hair or that you have hazel eyes. It would be like me being disappointed that you don’t like beets-although I certainly don’t get that: beets are delicious, and so good for you. But that’s neither here nor there.
“So you’re gay. So what? What else you got? You’re my son. I love you. YOU. I don’t want you to be any different.”……
This book deals with HONESTY, you could almost read this and categorize it as a self help book. I am sure there are quite a few people that would fare better in life by being more honest with the loves in their life.
This book had a bit of comedy in it. We had a meddlesome older sister who posts a profile on a gay dating web site using her brother as the object. I found this ironic, because for years we have been hearing about how you never know if the profile you are looking at is actually the person you would like to hook up with or meet.
Hannah actually had a hit on her fake profile with Brandon, as things progressed she needed to get her brother involved in her little scheme. She didn’t want to let Brandon get hurt by letting him know that he fell for a ruse that she had directed. The plan was Nate would go out to meet Brandon, let him down and get out. This plans sounds good until the 2 guys actually meet and hit it off. I enjoyed how Rick R Reed incorporated the family of the main characters in the story I needed that while reading, it brought in more depth to the story.
Back to the honesty statement made earlier in the review; Brandon is a romantic he is not looking for the hook up, he wants the Happily Ever After. One of Brandon’s main characteristics he is looking for in a partner is honesty. So how can a relationship started and built on deceit survive?
I like this book by Rick R Reed.
- Print Length: 189 pages
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (September 12, 2013)