A West Coast Boys Novel
Grade twelve is flying by like a pride parade of gay freedom and love until Skyler finds his gorgeous downtown boyfriend cheating on him over Christmas break. The breakup leaves him raw and not up to ignoring the usual gay taunts from soccer star Ryan and his teammates.
When Skyler loses it, he’s surprised to find a straight jock like Ryan knows what it’s like to have your heart broken and what it’s like not to belong. Behind his cocky smile, Ryan is feeling hopeless about his grades, his chances of getting into university, and his lack of real friends.
When Ryan invites him on a family ski trip, Skyler thinks escaping the city will let him lick his very private wounds in peace. He doesn’t count on Ryan’s warmth and affection amid the grandiose snow-covered mountains with their wonderland white trees, or the magical way Ryan’s silky hair fills with perfect six-point snowflakes. He certainly doesn’t expect Ryan to have secrets of his own that could burn them both--or lead to Skyler’s first truly loving relationship.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a beautiful, stirring, heartwarming story of young love and learning; learning about the different kinds of romance and attraction intertwined with learning about self and finding a safe place to land in this complex and confusing world. Set in beautiful, cozy western British Columbia, Canada in the mountainous suburb of North Vancouver. I fell in love with Skyler and Ryan - by the end of the story they were real people to me. Thanks, Michele, for a "delicious" read... please cook up some more!