Desert Sons (Desert Sons #1)
Scott Faraday is 16, gregarious, talented, never been in a relationship, and is out to only a select few. Ryan St. Charles is 17, hot-tempered, has already has been in a long relationship, yet is barely out to himself. Behind Ryan's carefully fashioned façade is emotional scarring from a past he's never been able to reconcile...more
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One of the questions I posed at our meeting was 'What would you say is the central conflict driving the story?' Most members struggled to come up with an answer!
The basic plot of the book is Scott lives in a small town and is gay and then this new kid Ryan moves to the town and might also be gay (spoiler: it turns out he is gay). But Ryan doesn't want to admit it. Oh and also Ryan had a crappy relation...more
For the downside, in some ways, the book was a little bit fairytale-ish for me. For instance, both characters, Scott and Ryan were instantly attracted to each other the moment they met. They started out mutually liking one another. I guess it was inevitable given that they were both gay and attractive, which was another thing I found hard to believe. Ryan's very smart for his age, being a budding engineer and having a gift for fixing cars. Scott is equally talented with a gift for music, a love...more
The writing is top-notch, without taking itself too...more
I really wanted to like this book more than I ultimately did. Scott and Ryan both initially seemed like quite interesting characters, but I didn't feel there was enough development of them for my liking. To be honest, I ended up not liking Scott a lot of the time as I felt his attraction to Ryan was purely superficial and sexual and he had no real interest in getting to know Ryan and the demons that plagued him. I also felt the sexual content was a bit excessive and overshadowed the sto...more
This was just so difficult to read. The author spent way too much time explaining insignificant details such as driveways, tents, and door entrances. Not necessary! The story was okay but needed to be about 200 pages shorter.
I wish I could say I come from a long line of creative types, that creative endeavors were encouraged, that creativity was a hallmark of my family. Alas, I'm the outcast... and DAMN proud of it.
In fact, I'm the only gay member of my family on both sides for generations. I know. I did our family's genealogy on computer a decade ago just to find the others. No gays. No painters....more