There was a time when he did fit in, when his best friend had been Eric Somers, the most popular boy i ...more
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Vince's pain and anger was so deep and real in this book - it was honestly hard to read. At one point I thought it was too over the top, with th ...more
Vince and Eric were best friends when they were kids, and when they were fourteen, Vince admitted to Eric he's in love with him. His friend laughed in his face. In Eric's defense: if my best friend confessed to being in love with me at that age, I'm not sure my reaction would have been much better. I didn't even know the meaning of the word 'love' and let's be honest: how many kids that age are ...more
Vince is a social outcast. He looks different, he acts different and he thinks differently from the people around him. And he has no friends. Not since he was 14, when his best friend in the world, Eric, betrayed him. Now Eric wants back in his life and the lonely but safe cocoon Vince has made for himself is in danger of breaking. But Vince is desperate to hold on to it.
This wa ...more
The majority of the book is a description of the sadistic shit that Vince pictures doing to Eric to make him hurt as bad as Vince has hurt inside since his confession of love to Eric goes about as wrong as can possibly be imagined four years earlier.
Part of me just wanted to hug Vince really close until he cried it all out and finally, finally let ...more
Vince, the main character, is somewhat of a social outcast, but that's a choice that he's made for himself. Because of a memory from his past, he doesn't form close relationships with anyone and generally likes to keep to himself. He doesn't even feel a connection to his family. Vince is a very realistic and relatable character. However, he also has a lot of dark sexual fantasies born from the fact that ...more
Vince is 17 and is all darkness. He's ex-best friend and the focus of Vince's hate/love is Eric, who's all light in looks and attitude. When they were 14, Vince confessed Eric he loved him and Eric laughed in his face. From that moment on their friendship is shattered, Vince never comes close to Eric again, until a faithful night when they meet behind an alley and they start to reconnect. It's Eric w ...more
Oh, wow, this must be the darkest story from J.M. Snyder that I read so far. Vince is so full of anger and hatred due to the pain that he feels after what Eric did to him (laughed at Vince when the age of 14 years old, Vince told Eric that he loved that best friend of him). I often find myself worry with what he thinks of Eric (the numorous things he wants to do to make Eric feel hurt and in pain). But at the same time, I know that Vince only thinks that due to the pain. Eric on the oth ...more
Firstly, I should mention that I actually dislike present tense first person writing (and still do, and indeed did here). However this was a powerfully written piece of fiction so I decided to give it a stronger rating to reflect that. Some might be disturbed by Vince's intensely violent sexual fantasies but I thought they truly captured the passionate nature of teenage emotions. The vacillation between hate and love, brutality and tenderness, these to me spoke believably of ...more
Okay... now I'm finished... Let me first say that I loved the story. The "erotic" portions weren't overly done (no sex scenes) which I appreciated. The writing was fantastic, especially for it just being a proof - I think I only found two gramatical errors. Maybe there were more but I was more focused on the character - the c ...more
What I didn't like was (view spoiler)[ how Vince was obsessed with hurting Eric. He wanted to punch him, make him bleed, choke him, even wished he was dead at one point. I get he was humiliated that Eric laughed at him when he told him he loved him when they were k ...more
Makes me truly appreciate the internet and this website for else I would have never found it.
Go buy it, just do it. It's hard to be disappointed.
I honestly like how the book was split into two parts, and yet bot ...more
This story is very dark and Vince's fantasies regarding Eric at times went too far for me. But it was an emitional read with an heartfelt reckoning.
Higly recommended !
I thought this was a very interesting story.. I relly liked Vince, and all his thoughts.. Even the brutal ones.. I could feel how hurt he was, and how much he really wanted to hate Eric.. His best friend who hurt him so much when they were younger..
I really liked it, and I think the author wrote a perfect "leave them wanting more" ending to this book..
Snyder's highly erotic short gay fiction has been published online at Amazon Shorts, Eros Monthly, Ruthie's Club, and Tit-Elation, as well as in anthologies by Alyson Books, Aspen Mountain, Cleis Press, eXcessica Publishing, Lethe Press, and R ...more