Davey is an introverted boy, son of a mother who was severely agoraphobic, and who had gotten to the point that she wouldn’t allow her son out of the door, choosing instead to homeschool him, and basically hold him in her grip for his protection of what she feared was out In the world. When she died, Davey received money from a life insurance policy, and so lives by himself, occasionally visited by his mother’s brother Drew.
Gavin is an extremely outgoing, in-your-face type of guy. He lives with his grandfather, after his mother basically abandons him for a life of booze, drugs, and fun. Gavin and his grandfather have a wonderful relationship, which contributes to Gavin’s coping with his life the way it is.
These two completely opposite characters are intertwined at the ice cream shop that Davey works at, and Gavin and his friends frequent. Gavin has been after Davey for a while, but Gavin’s lifestyle is not something that Davey wants to get into, a different partner each night, going out to crowded venues, etc. But Gavin is persistent, and eventually convinces Davey to join him and his friends for a night out. Things, of course, don’t go well for Davey, and he leaves, swearing that Gavin is out of his life. This doesn’t seem to be what fate has in store for him though.
The relationship advances, the boys mature, and they each become men who have more than their selfish interests at heart. We discover that Gavin is much deeper than he lets on, and Davey is much stronger than we feel at first.
Trouble & the Wallflower is a journey into a relationship from start to finish that compellingly shows the growth of the two characters, and how finding true love can change people for the better. There are tears and emotionality in the story, the characters are fun, well-developed and lovable. You fall in love with Ray, Gavin’s grandfather and his friends, and the friends of Gavin who prove more loyal than you would expect at the beginning of the story.
This is a great read. I liked this book, and will read more of Kade Boehme in the future.
Book Description Raised in near seclusion by an agoraphobic mother, Davy Cooper’s social skills are almost nonexistent. Now that his mother has died, he needs to make friends for the first time in his life. He catches Gavin Walker’s eye, but the sexy, confident, bad boy hipster intimidates shy Davy so much that he throws away Gavin’s number every time he offers it.
When Gavin defends Davy from a rude guy, Davy begins to warm to him. However, with his limited experience, he thinks he and Gavin are too different, and anything more than a casual acquaintance will end in complete disaster.
Trouble & The Wallflower was last modified: April 5th, 2014 by GGR-Review