Love or Lust

Love or Lust

by Jaye Em Edgecliff

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ISBN-13: 9781479376377
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/29/2013
Pages: 478
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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Love or Lust 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sgrass222 More than 1 year ago
It's a week before her freshman year when Lauren Conners is thinking, for what feels like the billionth time, of breaking up with her boyfriend of the past couple of years. In a seeming answer to her fervent prayers for guidance she looks up into the hypnotic eyes of the quiet little Washington town's exotic, dark, and alluring new addition. The two fall immediately for one another when their eyes meet. But Lauren can't be sure - is this love at first sight? An answer from God to her prayer for guidance? Or is this simply lust as she wrestles with newborn passions and desires for the beautiful creature that has entered her life? The relationship is fraught with other issues on top of the poor young ballerina's internal and spiritual uncertainty: the two attend the best school in the area, a private school, Immaculate Conception, a Catholic school Lauren has attended since she was in sixth grade and where she has a reputation as a pious, studious, bright, Good Girl. So ... what's the problem here? Oh, her newfound love (or is it lust?) is a girl. The author has done a fabulous job with each individual character. both girls and parents have great sense of humors. Both parents are very laid back and easy going and suport both their children as they embark on their journey to see if what they have is real. Sally is a young freshman who saw Lauren and thought it was love at first sight. Lauren feels a connection as well. Even though Lauren isn't sure about her sexuality, she embraces her feelings towards Sally. Puppy love is so sweet, isn't it? I call it puppy love because we are talking about 2 14 year old kids. Do they even know what real love is all about. Lauren questions whether or not she's only lusting after Sally due to her looks and not feeling that same love in return. Sally has the best sense of humor and I love the way she makes everyone laugh. Lauren is a sweet freshman who is having difficulty trying to figure out why she does not feel more toward her boyfriend then just friendship. She is confused. Until she meets Sally. Sally also has a great sense of humor. You will see this throughout the book. They are both so sweet, I would ben honored to have them as my own daughters. As a parent with a daughter that was younger than these two are and faced with the same situation, I thought I was a good candidate to read and rate this book. Now back to the additional characters. You have both parents, who have been very supportive of the girls new found love. I can relate with these parents, because I have an open communication type relationship with my daughter and she knows she can come to me for anything. I did love these characters, because they were very laid back and easy going. Both loving their daughters very much and the huge key here is the support. They were also very encouraging and helping the girls deal with their sexuality. i would be happy to call them as friends if it were my daughter in this situation. I rated this book 3 stars. The book was well written, great format. Its basically the day and the life of 2 teenage girls trying to figure out who they are. There wasn't really any excitement to this book, just normal teenage stuff. I do get what the author was trying to accomplish here, but I would have liked to see more of a story line versus just every day life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet, and very charming. It's refreshing to see a LBGT story that treats things in a happy, positive light.   The parents are exceptionally understanding and supporting of these two girls who meet and find themselves immediately enamoured with one another -- they decide to explore these feelings.  I especially liked that Lauren is a very religious young Christian girl, so many books these days are all about people losing their faith in adversity whereas in this one her faith is part of her anchor and lifeline through the troubles she faces. And the girls do face troubles.  They go to a Catholic school and are lesbians.  They live in Washington state, but it's still 2010-2011 USA.  It's not Mayburry or Leave it to Beaver sugar coated -- the story acknowledges that, for some, it's a harsher reality and world to 'come out.'  It even was for Sally, who the story explains had a harder time back where she'd grown up. I would sincerely recommend this to everyone, the characters are that endearing, but especially to any homosexual teen and their parents.  It's a great example of love, frienship, and family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the story of Lauren who instantly falls head over heels in love with Sally. I honestly couldn't finish this book. I'm all about the gay love, but these girls where 14 and the over the top uber insta-love was just too much for me. Within like an hour of meeting had already professed their love for one another. Nope, couldn't do it. Would love to read about some girls hooking up, but not when they are 14...makes me feel icky.