Wes And Toren

Wes And Toren

by J.M. Colail

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ISBN-13: 9781935192473
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 01/29/2009
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Wes and Toren 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
MMRomanceLover More than 1 year ago
Wes & Toren is a touching, young-adult gay romance. Set in the present day and told in the first-person narrative by Toren, a shy and studious gay teen,the story chronicles the budding romance and eventual long-term relationship of and endearing teen couple. Using the classic badboy-meets-angel format, the author portrays Wesley as a rough-around-the-edges street kid who falls hard for his bookwormish classmate Toren. Wes pursues him with a vengeance and of course Toren is ultimately swept off his feet. Initially both are closeted but gradually reveal themselves to family, co-workers, and a circle of close friends. The plot presents a series of challenges faced by the young couple including primarily their struggle to gain acceptance and legitimacy in the eyes of Wesley's family. The story was well-written and realistically presented, and I found myself growing ever-more attached to the characters therein. Dialogue was believable, and the narrative itself was an easy read. Although using the first-person point of view can be limiting, the author craftily fleshed-out all of the story's central characters. Towards the end of the book, the story was particulary heavy with graphic sex, frankly not to my liking. Although I do enjoy erotica, I'm not sure such depictions were necessary in this story. I was also a bit surprised and disappointed that Toren would compromise his standards and morals in terms of drug use. I'd hoped it would be the other way around, that Wesley would mature out of his pot-smoking habits. Perhaps the most impressive characteristic of this story was the manner in which Wesley was presented not so much as a larger-than-life, knight in shining armor hero, but more realistically as the endearing,incredibly sexy boy next door. I liked that he was flawed in some ways, yet attractive on so many levels. His protectiveness of overly-sensitive Toren was very moving. At times I just wanted to reach right into the book and embrace Wesley. Amazing character! Over all I'm thrilled to have read this book, and I look forward to future works by this author. It is was a worthwhile investment of my time, and I was glad to bring these two sweet boys into my life and heart for a few hours... and probably forever hereafter
starlight70 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Don't judge a book by its cover. I keep forgetting that. In fact, don't judge a book by other reviews. I was so tricked by some reviews. Read this book a few years ago, and regretted I spent my time reading the book. At some point, I was swearing that if Toren would cry one more time, that was it. And yet, he cried again. And again. And again. Sheesh. Get a life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I Loved This book!  Very romantic & heartwarming!  I felt that it was very realistic of what every day life is like when you spend it with the person you love!
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1_23selena More than 1 year ago
I sooo loved this book, its got your romance, your comedy, action( hint hint!)its got it all . If you love boys that love boys this is the one for you! ps: Im a straight girl who simply adores this genre!!!Happy reading!
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FIRST: if your looking for a hard-core story or super drama, this is is not it. (i wish somebody told me) it was too cheesy, there was a lot of blushing and not the good kind, more like "blush for any reason" blush. i wish they showed wes' side of the story. Torren is ....not that interesting. there are good parts, but not enough to make you feel satisfied about buying it...