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Please note. This is a new release of the version originally published by Silver Publishing in 2010. Apart from editing, no changes have been made to the original story.

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Sometimes two people fit together so well it seems their love was preordained, as if every step taken led inevitably to a happy ending.

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Overview

Please note. This is a new release of the version originally published by Silver Publishing in 2010. Apart from editing, no changes have been made to the original story.

* * * * *

Sometimes two people fit together so well it seems their love was preordained, as if every step taken led inevitably to a happy ending.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045330862
  • Publisher: RJ Scott
  • Publication date: 10/6/2013
  • Series: Making Of A Man , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 214,107
  • File size: 196 KB

Meet the Author

Diane started writing a number of years ago but never published until Dreamspinner Press accepted Blue Skies in spring of 2010. She works a regular 9 to 5 job during the week and has the herculean task of raising three kids on her own so time to write her stories isn’t always so easy to find.She has successfully managed to squeeze a bit in here and there and loves to write, explore and develop her characters although she admits she has to be careful with characterisation (her favourite part) as she is prone to spending too much time on this and not enough on making sure things happen!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Great read

    A great series! I wasn't sure about reading a story based on a high school kid, but it really did not focus on that. It starts and ends with the MC's as adults and their entire journey to that point. The reader really gets to know them and I fell in love with their characters. Great writing and entertaining stories really made this a series worth reading. I hope the author keeps writing!

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

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    Reviewed by Guest Reviewer/Leigh & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    “If you have ever considered trying m/m romance a try, this is the book to start with.” ~Under the Covers

    Wow!!! Just wow!! Words cannot even describe how much I loved this book, but nonetheless, I will try.

    OUR DECEMBER begins with a glimpse of an already established couple, Jared and Alex, who, even at such a quick glimpse, the reader can tell are so very much in love. It is Christmastime, and before long, we are taken back 14 years to see how these two amazing men got their start.

    Jared is a 20-year old man, thrown into adulthood faster than most. His dad has died, leaving Jared to take over his construction company. He is trying to take the reigns in a seamless manner, is working hard to keep the company alive, and is also trying to provide for his mother in the way that his father previously did. Working on a job at the local college has attracted the eye of Alex, who boldly approaches him and asks Jared if he is gay. His courage at doing so begins what will quickly become a very sweet friendship and a beautiful relationship.

    There’s just one small problem – Alex is 15. Even so, Jared cannot help but be mesmerized by Alex’s gorgeous smile…it lights up his world and takes his breath away every time he sees it. But above all else, Jared is a man of integrity. So while he and Alex forge their friendship, there is a strong mutual attraction on both of their parts, but Jared keeps things strictly platonic and establishes rules for them and their burgeoning relationship: while Alex is 15, there is to be no touching. And even with such a strict rule, it’s amazing how Adams weaves such a beautifully romantic tale.

    There are so many things that I just absolutely loved about this book. First and foremost, I loved seeing how Jared and Alex got their start. I love watching a couple get to know one another and establishing a foundation on which to build, and these two boys do just that. They spend a great deal of time together, and yes, they are both attracted to the other, but there is so much more to it than that. Jared not only becomes a friend to Alex, but a mentor as well. Which leads me to the next thing I loved about this book – the characters.

    Alex, only 15, has his whole life ahead of him. He’s in high school, is so young, so innocent, and yet so sure of what he wants in life. He has big dreams and aspirations, and after developing his friendship with and growing attraction to Jared, he knows that in ten years he will have graduated from MIT, work with the best contractor in town (e.g., Jared), and wake up next to Jared every morning. Jared, who is so mature in so many ways for being 20, is similarly attracted and drawn to Alex, but he believes that Alex’s feelings will change with time, and is willing to let him go when he needs or wants to. In the meantime, though, he is there for Alex as a support system as he tries to fully understand his sexuality, his feelings, and growing up in general. And because Jared is so full of integrity and character, he holds true to the limits he’s imposed on his relationship with Alex even when he wants more.

    In time, Alex is sent away to prep school, and the separation is difficult for both of them. Fortunately, Alex’s best friend, Clark, has become close friends with Jared, so at least Clark and Jared have each other to keep them occupied during Alex’s absence. This leads me to another favorite aspect of this book – the supporting characters. Clark is Alex’s very straight BFF. He doesn’t fully understand “the gay thing,” as he so eloquently puts it, but he is there for Alex whenever he’s needed, no matter what. Added to the depth of friendship that he provides for Alex, and eventually Jared as well, Clark’s sense of humor and his endless appetite for greasy food are so enjoyable to read. We also get a glimpse of the type of character that Alex’s father is as well, and the love he has for his son is so evident and seemingly unconditional, which is always so refreshing to read.

    Lastly, I just love the chemistry and tension that builds so beautifully between Jared and Alex. Due to their age and the limits imposed upon them, there really aren’t any sex scenes for them, but the simple beauty of their love and respect for each other more than makes up for it.

    I seriously cannot recommend this book enough. If you have ever considered giving m/m romance a try, this is the book to start with. Adams has written such a wonderful story of growth, love, and romance, and developed each part of it magnificently. Jared and Alex’s tale is so heartwarming, and their love just pours off the page. Adams finishes OUR DECEMBER by closing the circle of the story that she began – by bringing it back to them 14 years later, highlighting the importance of their time at Christmas…and what a poignant and beautiful time it is.

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  • Posted August 29, 2012

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    Sweet, Young M/M Romance

    I almost always write my reviews immediately after finishing a book. I didn't with this one. No real reason other than I guess I didn't feel that motivated. Now, a week later and I can't stop thinking about it. The premise made me feel a little uncomfortable at first. That whole, too young to touch thing just got to me.


    THE CHARACTERS

    "Are you gay?"

    Alex (15) is just becoming sexually aware and has no idea of his charm. He's honest, straight-forward and adorable.

    "Hanging out with him would be about as safe as navigating a field of land mines. Jared had no idea how he would maneuver without losing a piece of himself..."

    Jared (20) is hard-working, dedicated and well-adjusted. He's responsible, thank goodness or else we'd be talking about a whole different kind of book.

    THE STORY

    I was taken by surprise at how quickly this story developed. Jared is instantly attracted to Alex but he knows to set rules for keeping his distance. He intends to only be a mentor to Alex but can't help his developing feelings.

    Alex keeps it together pretty well until his father decides it's best for him to experience more of the world...away from Jared. I was both torn by Alex and Jared separating, and, relieved that a level headed adult was stepping in to slow this evolving relationship down.


    THE WRITING

    This is a quick paced, easy read that drew me in and kept me reading. It started out with a lack of contractions during the dialog that just didn't feel like natural speech, but that eventually leveled out.

    There were some moments that surprised me, that I didn't expect from the author. I assumed that this was a very straight-forward romance but there were some heavy issues to be overcome. I have to admit, when I finished, I thought there was some unfinished business. Now I see that it is an ongoing series, so I'll hold back on what would have been criticism.

    A totally, gratuitous sex scene inserted at the end was completely unnecessary. Nonetheless I enjoyed it, because it was a hot scene and that's what I read this stuff for, duh!

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    In the end, this was a sweet romance with potential to grow deeper. I was relieved that the uncomfortable nature of underage romance was addressed and not denied.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Okay

    I generally liked the story, but there didn't seem to be enough conflict and the characters aren't explored as deeply as i had hoped.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    Fantastic & Sweet!

    This was a wonderfully sweet beginning of a love story. I can't wait to read the next 2 in the series!

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    Good book.

    I liked the book but did not love the book. Was hoping it would do more for me. Still a good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    Amazing book! Definitely Recommended!

    This book is very good. The characters Alex and Jared had such great chemistry, the plot was interesting, and the book was overall well written. There were a few little details in the book that I would have changed to make things seem a little more realistic, but overall I thought it was pretty good. I really do wish it came out on hardback or paperback rather than online download though. Can't wait for the next one!

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