Wes & Toren
It's not so easy being young, gay, and in love for the first time at the average high school. Senior Toren Grey cares more about his family and his grades than what brand of clothes he wears. He agrees with the majority consensus that he's a nerd. So he's quite surprised when resident bad boy Wesley Carroll speaks to him in the hall, stirring feelings that Toren has to hid...more
I loved that Wes always knew what he wanted, and was not afraid at all of his sexuality. He was a hot, confident character and I was totally won over by him. Toren irked me a bit with his reluctance to be open with their relationship but I adored them as a couple.
One of the best things about this book is the sex. Oh man!! They do it like horny little bunnies the whole time ( ...more
Toren is a shy, very intelligent, semi-geeky guy. Because he is so shy, he doesn't have any friends and is often overlooked, unless someone needs help with their schoolwork. It is close to the end of his senior year in high schoo ...more
The story was too drawn out with no real attention given to the issues of Wes and his parents or even the struggle two guys fresh from high school would of encountered while trying to set up house. Instead everything neatly fell into place, with the minimum of effort.
A lot of pad ...more
After mid-way, I just kept feeling like there was too much sex. (Did I just say ...more
An Unforgettable Couple!
and OMG, the Lab scene PRICELESS! I Loved it!
The writing style is easy flowing and I really liked that.
In reading this sweet book I found~
Torren with his heart on his sleeve attempting to gain the courage to resist the hurts of life, this was written well....big hug...he was so freaking lovable
Wes, would say Honey I'm home..."Gimmie Sex"
Now that was one of my favorite lines...It is the perfect written depiction of a teen embracing his new life, Wes, had ...more
1. Overuse of the word "frig" and its many variations.
2. Complete lack of plot. It was just cute scene after hot scene after funny scene, and the last scene didn't feel particularly more final than any other scene that preceded it. It just went on and on forever and then it ended for no reason.
3. Most m/m books are just too short to really do the characters justice, but ...more
As to the story I am disappointment and I even didn’t have big expectation from the start.
The writing is juvenile. There is almost none descriptions of people or places. For some reason Toren cries or gets teary eyed for every small thing, that was a bit strange.
Absence of plot. One reviewer compared this as some sort of diary but honestly I believe that openly gay 18(?) years old student’s lif ...more
Toren and Wesley have to be about the exact opposites. Wesley's the 'bad boy' while Toren is the 'nerd'. Wesley does drugs and drinks while Toren doesn't. Toren's family is accepting and loving while Wesley's family, aside from the brother, are mean and bigoted. Toren has no self-confidenc ...more
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 of ...more
Wes and Toren are two gay teens who meet in high school and start dating. Toren is very shy, but luckily Wes has the guts to approach him and make the first move. Although they're two very different people (Wes is an outspoken bad boy who comes from ...more
Still, it was a fairly tension less book, and I kept waiting for something to happen to tear my world apart (the angst monkey was bea ...more
There was a natural progression to Wes and Toren's relationship. There was no insta-love and they don't have sex two minutes after they meet.
Is it exciting? Not really. Is it titillating? No. The story did, however, feel like an honest look at how a highschool sweetheart relationship might go.
Toren's a bookish, shy and sort of geeky ...more
Just not my cup of tea.
For Karen, some quotes:
"The cup that held my desire was overflowing."
"I collapsed on top of him, the place of our union tingling and warm."
And I must mention the best scene ever wherein Toren swabs his mouth for a lab project and ends up looking at Wes' sperm under a microscope! How embarrassing! Of course, the prof says not to worry and why not try the LGBT club? So sweet.
Lovely romance, can't give less than 5 stars
Wes and Toren were totes adorb! This book starts with them in their senior year of high school and doesn't go farther than about a year or more in. YA because of the age but don't let that fool you. These boys had sex and LOTS of it!!
There wasn't much angst and/or big huge story line here. This book was something like 'a day in the life of Wes and Toren'. We watched them eat, watch tv, play pool..have sex. Some might find this boring but ...more
It’s the senior year of high school when the book starts. Wes is a popular stoner, while Tor is a blushing geek. So when Wes makes a move Tor follows along with big eyes and flaming cheeks, but keeps suspecting it’s some kind of joke or experiment. Eventually Wes manages to convince Tor that what they have is real and they start a relationship. Domestic bliss and lovey dovey-ness, small conflicts, debates on what to make for dinner, and of course sex, follows. That’ ...more
As I understand it, the traditional convention for a romance novel is that when the protagonists can both say "I love you" and have overcome their obstacles to being together, they should have celebration sex and the novel should end. The best way to think about Wes & Toren is that for one bargain price, you get that ...more
What can I say that hasn't been said in the other 100+ reviews. This was just a great coming of age story. Low angst and leaving you with that happy after feeling. Wesley is so great character, that sexy combination of bashful, loving, horny, sexy and funny.
I liked that this story took a different root than most. With this I mean where the popular bad boy is open about his sexuality and not the one trying to hide it.
There were a few characters introduced that didn't actually contribut ...more