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True Blue

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  210 ratings  ·  18 reviews
It wasn't the first time Heydn Case had to transfer to a new school, but Acton-Pierce Academy was the prep school of choice for people with a lot more money than he had. As always, the good-natured Texan was hoping to find a friend; his assigned roommate was hoping to be left alone and said so rather bluntly.

Heydn had never met anyone quite like Blue Barclay, the campus's
Paperback, 268 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Dreamspinner Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Maggie Simms
Elisa’s Rambling is spot on, on calling this Gossip Girl. That was exactly what I was feeling while I was reading it. Blue was Emo Serena and Heydn was Lonely Boy. With that said, it was an entertaining read even though it took me a bit to get into it.

I didn’t quite get the Heydn-Blue chemistry at the beginning. I didn’t see them having much in common. They had sex and liked manga books. That was as far as I saw their connection. We were ‘told’ a few pages in that Blue was in love with Heydn bu
Susan Laine
I liked Something for Nothing more than True Blue. However, Ms. Bailey's wonderful witty, snappy, snarky dialogue is just amazing. And her grasp of the teenage mentality is impressive. I see everything she writes right in front of me. The characters on a page leap out at you, and the same is true here too.

Now, I do have to say that I didn't really feel the connection between the main guys, Blue and Heydn. They have chemistry, oh yes, but as far as I saw it, they just didn't seem meant to be. But
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Elisa Rolle
This novel is a mix of "Beverly Hills" or "Gossip Girl" fiction that meets Yaoi World; I have the feeling that the author loves both.

In a American prep school where all people seems to have a double surname, Heyden is the black sheep; it's not clear but probably his divorced parents decided that it was better for him to go to boarding school, since his mother works in Japan and doesn't have time to raise a kid. But Heyden is middle class, not even near to the old wasp wealth of his fellow school
Nichole (Dirty H)
This book was just okay. I liked Elisa's description of it being Gossip Girl meets Yaoi. As such it was entertaining, but it just wasn't that perfect, sweet coming of age romance that I was hoping for. There was a little too much melodrama. I also didn't like how she introduced Blue as being an aloof goth boy and Heydn as the sweet, naive new kid and then completely flipped around and turned Blue into a girl and Heydn into a sexually experienced jock jerk. Astor was a much better choice for Blue ...more
Jen Wilson
This was a sweet book. I have to admit that that there was a disturbing stupid things in it but it only shows some of the things people have to deal with.
The main problem I had with this book was the characters..and its overall predictability.
I couldn't care less about what was happening to the characters - none of them was likable enough.
Blue seemed like an emo-ish passive type, while his "other half" was of a cowardly kind - and here comes the second problem - the predictability of the book. The development of their relationship was believable, but I just couldn't shake off the feeling that this whole personal struggle on the part of Blue's pa
Victoria Zagar
[This is my Amazon review from 2009. I may re-read and provide a full review in the future.]

True Blue reads like the best of the yaoi fiction genre, only set in an American boarding school for wealthy boys. Yet they always come across as real and have the same troubles as the rest of us. This book deals with gay love, homophobia, being in the closet, denial and all sorts of issues, but never weighs down the story with these messages. They're just part of the lives of these young men. The romance
BWT (Belen)
Wow. This ended up flying by, time-wise. Quick read. Very smexy and angsty.
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I loved this book - thought the topic and writing were handled well, the story was interesting, and the characters likeable.
M.J. O'Shea
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I liked it! The love story between the two characters was flawed and realistic and both of them were likeable.
The best gay romance I've ever read! Makes me blush thinking about it, if you know what I mean :">
Oct 11, 2012 Joy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Soap opera-ish prep school romance. I think the wrong love interest got the boy...
I really like this one - angsty and hot!
For the story telling
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