This is one for my favourites shelf and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Two high school boys from different walks of life: Ryan, a handsome athlete, and David, an average joe from a blue collar family, discover their desires, stealing their kisses under the cover of an old oak at night. Their love begins a secret life, hidden from their families, friends, and classmates. As their passion grows, so does the danger of their discovery. Their only hope is to create a separate world where every kiss is a treasure and every moment… memorable.
First love. Secret love. Unforgettable love.
So what did I think?
This is one of the most emotional and beautifully written books that I have read in a long while and no review I could write would do it justice. This story touched my heart in every way. Reading was a deeply moving journey that ended in heartache and tears but I wouldn’t change a minute of it.
There have been quite a few reviews written that capture the essence of this book perfectly so I am not going to say too much about the story other than emphasizing a few points.
Firstly, you MUST read this story. This is one of those books that will touch you. Yes, it is filled with pain and sorrow but it is so very worth it.
Secondly, a lot of the heartache comes from a direction you won’t expect. It is a love story that so wonderfully captures the feelings of these two special young men. The emotional connection they have is beautiful. The world of the sixties challenges their love but their biggest challenge is insurmountable.
Finally, there is no traditional happy ending. There are lifetimes of sadness but a strange sense of hopefulness that there will be at least a brief moment of happiness. So a question to the author Dan…will there be bluebirds this year? And if there are, please share!
For more information about Dan Skinner and his books visit his Goodreads Author Profile.
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