Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Loving Jay by Renae Kay @dreamspinners #REVIEW

Beautiful story of opposites attracting.

Loving Jay, Renae Kaye, DreamSpinner Press
One thing Liam Turner knows for sure is that he's not gay—after all, his father makes it very clear he’ll allow no son of his to be gay. And Liam believes it, until a chance meeting with James “Jay” Bell turns Liam’s world upside-down. Jay is vivacious and unabashedly gay—from the tips of his bleached hair to the ends of his polished nails. With a flair for fashion, overreaction, and an inability to cork his verbal diarrhea, Liam believes drama queen Jay must have a screw loose.

An accident as a teenager left Liam with a limp and a fear of driving. He can’t play football anymore either, and that makes him feel like less of a man. But that’s no reason to question his sexuality... unless the accident broke something else inside him. When being with Jay causes Liam’s protective instincts to emerge, Liam starts to believe all he knew in life had been a convenient excuse to stay hidden. From intolerance to confrontations, Liam must learn to overcome his fears—and his father—before he can accept his sexuality and truly love Jay.

Denial thy name is Liam. Poor Liam really had no clue. He knew he was attracted to Jay and lived for his morning commute for his chance to see the colorful man, but didn't know what to do from there. Being brought up with a parent that was not tolerant made it even harder for him.

Jay is one of those characters that just jumps off the pages and you can't help but love from the very beginning. I laughed out loud more than once when he would go off on his tangents and Liam would just stare at him.

Jay and Liam could not have been more different from their personalities to their upbringing but you could tell from the start that they just "fit". Seeing the relationship grow and progress made for an excellent read. Liam may have saved Jay physically but Jay saved Liam emotionally.

The families of both guys really added to the story line and created some of the more moving moments in the book. Their addition gave the book a very realistic feel that added depth, humor and drama.

This is a strong book from a first time author and I for one can't wait to see what other stories she has to tell.


RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries.  This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press Many thanks.

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