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Sending Jack Off To Jesus (A Southern Thing #2)

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Jack Miller has more than he could ask for with Andrew as his boyfriend, but it's being taken away from him and there isn't anything he can do. His father knows he's gay, and his mother wants him to have sex with a girl to make sure he's not mistaken.

Andrew Collins has found the perfect home in foster care with Cole and Melinda Kemp, but it won't last. The DA thinks his pa
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Published April 1st 2014 by Self-Published (first published March 24th 2014)
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Lena Grey
Apr 28, 2014 Lena Grey rated it it was amazing
In 'Sending Jack Off to Jesus' by Sara York, the story picks up where the first book ended with Jack and Andrew still in the almost unbearable position of having to hide their love in order to keep each other safe. Jack and Andrew are determined to stay together no matter what anyone else thinks. In their hearts, they know that a love like theirs can't be wrong. The sin in this situation is not what the boys are doing, but with their parents who are failing miserably in their role as caregivers. ...more
Simply Just Jen
Mar 31, 2014 Simply Just Jen rated it it was amazing
OMG-Could I have needed more Kleenex. This is second book in Sara York's Southern Thing Series and the continuation of Jack and Andrew's love story. What can I say about this book except that the reality of this situation will slap you in the face. This book picks up where Jack's preacher father has found out he is gay and my God he is not happy about it. The abuse Jack suffers physically is horrible but the emotional pain will leave you heart broken. Andrew is finally getting a little healthier ...more
Mark
OMG!!!! I mean...I mean… like... WOW …erm… WTF!...erm…HOLY CRAP…OMG!!!!

As I said in my review of the first book, Pray The Gay Away, if religion and homosexualtily is an explosive combination then the first book is only the incendiary device which detonates with an almighty bang in the second book!!! I have just been put through an emotional hell and back! I have run a gamut of indescribable feelings. Sara York packs a punch with this second book and does not shy away from the horrors of being
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B
Apr 26, 2015 B rated it it was amazing
Excellent !! Highly recommend this one !!
Jason Frazier is absolutely entrolling with his narration.
Dawn
Jack Miller and Andrew Collins thought they had a future together until life through them such a curveball that neither can see beyond their own pain.

Jack is determined to finish high school, get hat football scholarship and get the heck out of town with Andrew by his side. But when his father decides that praying the gay away won’t work and instead decides to send him to a Gay conversion camp, well things just go from bad to worse. Can Jack find a way to get back to Andrew and heal his shatter
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T. Smith
Jul 07, 2015 T. Smith rated it it was amazing
Oddly, this is my favorite book of the 3 thus far. It's disturbing and dark in some places but the strength of character that both Jack and Andrew possess while separated was astonishing considering their age and the dark place they are both in emotionally. While Andrew thinks he finally found some peace with his foster parents, his birth parents manage to convince the judge they've changed, and Andrew pays dearly for the justice systems stupidity. And poor Jack, shipped off to one of those ...more
Beth
Nov 02, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
4 Bad Camp Stars

I went to a lot of summer camps. Church camp. Girl Scout camp. Horseback Riding Camp. One of my kids even went to Fencing Camp. But the summer camp in this book, on the Do Not Recommend List.

Warning: This is the second book in the series. Do not read it without reading the first. It is a continuation of the story.

Jack's dad knows he is gay. His answer is to send him to a camp where they will Un-Gay you. Pretty sure it doesn't work that way.

Andrew's parents also know he is gay.
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Buffi BeCraft-Woodall
Jul 13, 2014 Buffi BeCraft-Woodall rated it it was amazing
Fyi, this is primarily listed as an LGBT love story, but it is so much more. This story also isn't a stand alone. You have to read all three books to get the ENTIRE story, so my review is mostly based on all three, since I binge-read them over the weekend. I'll be posting the same review on all three books because they should be read together.

Yes, the story has a love at first sight element, but it carries through beautifully with the true love theme all the way through to the last book. I'm not
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Charles
Feb 09, 2015 Charles rated it it was amazing
I didn't think Sara York could improve on the first book, but she outdid herself with this one. The start of the book has some great moments and funny parts, but the second half delves into a darker world of parents thinking try can literally beat the gay out of someone. While the book is light hearted at times, it definitely drives home a point regarding intolerance and unacceptance that still exists in today's society. I cannot wait to find out how this story unfolds in the next book.

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Scott
Jan 12, 2015 Scott rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story is progressing well, but I hate the idea that this is one book split into many as a ploy to get you to purchase each separately. I'm glad this is free on kindle unlimited, otherwise I would have stopped after the last book. It just feels really manipulative to have the book end in cliffhangers to rope people in. It's no lord of the rings.
Brooklyn
This book was so hard to read. I just don't understand how parents can be so cruel to their children. It just doesn't compute in my brain. Rushing on to read book 3 with fingers crossed that Jack and Andrew get their happy ending.
Donna
Jul 19, 2016 Donna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-read
Sorry, no time for a review... moving on to My Big Fat Southern Gay Wedding... once I get this series finished, I will be back with plenty to say....
David
Aug 21, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
Still want to beat the shit out of the bastard.....make that both bastards. So glad she came to her senses.
multitaskingmomma
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A friend recommended this but it took me a bit of time to finally pick this series up. Once I did though, all I could do was just read. I expected a really dramatic YA story, something that would leave me with a heavy heart even when the HEA is reached. This is an HEA, but it takes the author until the third book to tell the story of Jack and Andrew.

Jack and Andrew's story, as told in this series, is kind of a fairy tale. It is written
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Cathy Brockman
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This is the second book in the A Southern Thing Series, you really do need to read these in order. Sending Jack off to Jesus picks up where the last book left off with Jack now being under the watchful eye and threat of his tyrant of a father. In my opinion, Nathanial Miller should be the poster boy for family planning… and he has 10 kids... and a preacher to boot…Sorry about the rant. He has pulled the ‘if you don’t do as I say I will hu
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

And so the story continues......
This book takes up immediately where we left Jack and Andrew at the end of Pray the Gay Away. All Jacks freedoms have been taken away. He attends school, football and then home to pray. His father has taken to following him around town to make sure he behaves and he is allowed no contact with his friends. Pastor Miller refuses to entertain the idea that he has a gay son and nobody in the house is allowed to talk about.
Andrew is in f
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Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Wow. I really feel for these guys. Since this is a series with reviews it's hard to write without too many spoilers. I will try my best...

Jack and Andrew are still in hiding so they can protect themselves and each other. Even more actually since Jack has been discovered and his father is beyond livid to have a gay son. He will not put up with it and wants to know who the other sinner in town is so he can put a stop to it. Jack and Andrew are now more determined to free themselves from their pare
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Angela Goodrich
This was an unbelievably frustrating book to read. Not because of the writing, because Ms. York has gifted us with another stellar novel in this series, but because of the subject matter. Just in case you didn’t hate Jack’s father after the first book, rest assured that you will after this one. Because prayer didn’t succeed in curing Jack’s homosexuality, Nathaniel decides to send him to a gay rehabilitation camp (what a joke those are). Based upon the author’s description, this lovely hellhole ...more
Nicola Haken
Jun 16, 2014 Nicola Haken rated it it was amazing
Oh wow, what a fantastic continuation of Jack and Andrew's story. Amazingly this book is even more emotional, even more powerful and even more heart-wrenching than the first. At the end of Pray the Gay Away Jack's preacher father discovered his son was gay and it was clear he would go to whatever lengths it took to 'cure' him. So, he sends Jack away to a 'gay camp' which quite frankly is a terrible place where in my opinion they use abuse to 'rid the gay away'. Of course Jack is 18 so he didn't ...more
Jodie
Mar 26, 2014 Jodie rated it it was amazing
Jack Miller has more than he could ask for with Andrew as his boyfriend, but it's being taken away from him and there isn't anything he can do. His father knows he's gay, and his mother wants him to have sex with a girl to make sure he's not mistaken.

Andrew Collins has found the perfect home in foster care with Cole and Melinda Kemp, but it won't last. The DA thinks his parents have proven they've changed, but Andrew doesn't believe the change will last.

Just when Jack and Andrew think it can't g
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Gail Thompson
Dec 08, 2015 Gail Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, m-m
This is the second book of this series and has even more emotional impact than the previous one. Jack and Andrew are still in love but separated. Their ultra religious families are a threat not only to their relationship but their very health and sanity.

Jack is told that in order to prevent his 7 year old brother suffering abuse for being gay including a beating from his father and being sent to gay therapy camp, Jack must suffer it himself. Jack of course agrees. Andrew is scared and heartbroke
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United Indie Book Blog
Mar 24, 2014 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Sending Jack Off to Jesus was an amazing book that kept me turning pages until the very end. I was really hoping when going into this book that things would get better for Jack and Andrew. It did not happen. Both of them struggled more in this book than in the first. For Jack it was finally coming out to his mother and his dad discovering that he was gay. For Andrew it was being sent back to parents that really didn't care or love him. Reading about their struggle just to get 5 minutes to be ...more
SiKReviews
Jul 11, 2016 SiKReviews rated it it was amazing
The "A Southern Thing Series" in a whole is an amazing love story. We meet Jack and Andrew in high school and follow their story throughout the exploration of their love and their sexuality. I found myself laughing at one moment, full of hope and love. The next moment, I was in hysterics and despair the next. My heart sang for the couple just as it broke into so many pieces that I didn't even know if it would be to rights again.

I can't to tell you my favorite book, nor can I tell you my favorit
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Serena Yates
Oct 09, 2015 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
If anything, the situation in this second installment of Jack and Andrew's story gets worse. Both the boys' parents react badly to discovering they are boyfriends, and even though Andrew has a short reprieve in foster care, the stupidity of the system and the people in charge of assessing whether Andrew's parents have "changed their ways (as if abusers and bigots ever do!) made me scream in anger. Imagine what kids like Jack and Andrew go through! Helpless in the clutches of their abusers all ...more
Denise White
May 29, 2014 Denise White rated it it was amazing
Ok let's start with saying I don't understand the negative reviews... I don't understand how people saying it wasn't a realistic story.. It was believable to me.. I understand why Jack went to the camp .. His bastard of a dad threatened his little brother Billy and he was tryna protect him.. I also understood why Andrew found himself in his situation as well .. The only thing that was a little frustrating was when he went back with his parents .. Maybe that would not have happened with him being ...more
Marinieves Cordero
Mar 30, 2014 Marinieves Cordero rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of the series ... Another emotional ride and great part of Jack and Andrew's story.
The lack of support and understanding from both set of parents is tampering with their desire to be together.
Jack's father decides to send him away to try to change him ... But his mother is finally opening her eyes ... Feeling the reality of who Jack really is.
Andrew keeps suffering from the same treatment from his parents.
Both of them are trying to survive ... The road to happiness is difficult ...
But
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Florentina
Aug 12, 2016 Florentina rated it really liked it
"Sending Jack off to Jesus" is the second book in The Southern Thing series by Sera York. And I have to say.....this one was so much better than the first book "Pray The Gay Away".

However, I couldn't help but feel that what Andrew and Jack has is more of an infatuation/lust rather than love....l wish the author had actually giving them the time to actually fall in love and grow in the first book. I think if that had happened in "Pray the gay Away" this book would have been so much better. I do
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Tracy
Apr 17, 2014 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Giving a five star review will never do this book any justice. Sara York has written a fictional book which could so easily be a biography!

My heart broke for Jack and Andrew throughout the book they were faced with situations no person/animal should ever have to go through! I personally went through every emotion possible with a heavy heart! Yet Andrew and Jacks love for each other gives the reader hope that they will eventually find their dreams.

This may be a emotional read but it is one I was
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Vicki Easom Johnson
Jul 07, 2015 Vicki Easom Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
My heart hurts...

I cannot imagine how many people have gone through and will go through exactly what happened in this book. My heart is breaking and I just can't get myself together. How can a parent turn their back on their child? I felt as if I was reading someone's recollection of what they went through. I live in Georgia and I see the kind of homophobia that is in this book.
This series is a must read. Sara brings you down the road with these boys and doesn't paint it all wine and roses. Rea
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Sarah
Apr 07, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up where the first book leaves off, have the tissues ready and be ready for quite the ride. Being able to read from both POV's just added that much more to the story of Andrew and Jack.

The emotions, details and things they both must endure is amazing. They know that they must hide their love/relationship, even though they know it's not wrong or not real. I can't imagine treating your child(ren) this way simply because they are being true to themselves. Especially all the protecti
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