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there's no rescue like the one you don't even know you deserve.
no hero like the one who can punch a clean hole through a wall, and kick things that need kicking, and show you the world on the other side of the mountain between you and the life you've never known.
thank god for heroes.
and thank god for the stories they live in, too.
But apparently to no avail.
Anyway! How is it even possible to get so ...more
Because... this author ROCKS!
She makes me giddy like a little girl.
Here the McDonald's offers Big Mac, McWrap, McRoyal, McPollo, McExtreme... so when the new breakfast was coming out everybody was thinking... McDalena! No! They called it McMuffin. So disappointing they cheat you like that.
That's what happens in YA sometimes, you expect a teen relationship but sometimes they feel like adults with childish behaviors. But also in a story about proper teens I feel cheated because ...more
Very well written, this has everything you need in a novella. 4.5 stars and
Liev and Chris have been friends since kindergarten, and handily seem to live next door to each other. We don't get to find out that much about Liev, but Chris has been told by his parents (well, the moron that sired him) that he must make an effort to go out with girls otherwise he'll be thought of as a faggot...and we can't have that can we, so he tries bless him, and the girl he dates at Homecoming Bonnie Kirkpatrick ...more
Yay, they escaped bigoted, redneck, homophobic, small town Colorado and are headed to Boston! : )
This short story was a bit of an enigma. On the surface, this story about 2 high school best friends giving each other shit in typical teen fashion and getting one another off here, there and everywhere seemed as if it was only going to be a bit of fluffy erotica.
Then, as the story progressed, you began to see that, despite teasing words and a lot of trash talk, there were actual feelings being ...more
"Come with me. Chris. You don't have to stay here."
"Yes," Chris said, and kissed Liev until he ran out of breath...
”It was amazing what an invisible line could do.”
This story… *sigh* I love this story.
East by Domashita Romero bares so many emotions on the page. So many emotions hidden under the joking and swearing. Fear, doubt, friendship, lust, longing, and so much more live in this short, powerful read. My heart laughed, flipped, and LOVED it all.
Chris and Liev are best friends in a small, small Colorado town. One of those towns you feel locked into for life. Always standing beside and up for each other ...more
It was almost a perfect YA book for me because it is HOW I prefer them to be.
Almost because it had maybe 10 "FUCK"-words more than I could well cope, BUT in spite of everything I liked it a lot, it was goooood, it was touching, it was sweet and funny and smart and the endig..it was the cherry on top! THAT was great.
My first book of Domashita Romero, but for sure not the last one!
At first I wasn't sure what I was getting with the immediate trash talking, but it works. Then boy does it work! Very hot.
..Liev was his best friend in the world, but that did not change the fact that he was a complete asshole sometimes..
And that's the relationship; no flowery romance or emo navel gazing. Trash talk, all; 'that's what she ...more
While I loved "the core" of this story, two best friends in a small town who just found love in one another, and they were getting out of that town, other people's be damned ... but I really, REALLY disliked the crude talks. Nearly hated it, in fact. I don't like it in real life and I don't like it in my fiction (books, movies, etc) especially ROMANCE ...more
\_____/ <---- thats me with a dumb grin on my face right now. This was just so funny and touching and real. While this short story is hot and dirty and sweet, DomashitaRomero knocks it out of the park for her spot on portrayal of young people exploring and gently pushing boundaries and learning about sex. When Chris challenges Liev to agame of "show me yours and I'll show you mine" it could have gone horribly wrong. Instead, Chris was left with a heady mix of excitement and disbelief ...more
This just hit close to home. I was holding my breath the entire time wondering if they'd get caught or something goes wrong. But it's a fast-paced story filled with love, friendship, and drama. I liked the first-time sexual experiences shared in the story as well which were very real and intimate.
Dang, almost like being there right next to Liev and Chris as they go through their mutant teen-age horny stage.
This is real-thing coming-of-age stuff. The smack talk, the double-dawg-dare attitudes, the discovery, the fear. There are some heavy bits with Chris’ homophobic father but in general…
it’s all about the cock
and the heady electricity of the first-time and the beginning.
Liev is the instigator, the leader, knows just how to get what he wants and he’s got Chris’ number— throws ...more
So much relationship development in a few short words. There's humor and heartache and youth and love and hope. The best bit is how it all feels so very real. So real, in fact, I bet similar stories are going on all over the place right now.
I think you'll love being inside Chris' head. His self-doubt and questioning are just so...normal. He's so easy to identify with. And Liev is just perfect.
The only thing I wished was clearer in this book was a flashback scene where I wasn't quite sure ...more
This is such a short story but these few pages got me so attached to Liev and Chris. You can't not fall for them, you can't not want them to be happy and for them to get out of that shitty town.
Above the love they have for each other, I loved their friendship. They are best friends first and foremost and it just happens that they also love each other so much and they're just meant to be (yes yes I'm a sap, ...more
Yet even though well-written (though I dislike the vulgarity), it's quite simply not at all my thing. Similar issues of maturity dissonance as the ones I had with How to Repair a Mechanical Heart.
Chris was very adorable with his insecurities and doubts. And I liked how the relationship was portrayed between Liev and Chris. They talked dirty to each other, and had amazing sex and still managed to show emotion, like the time the kissed for the first time, or Liev locked the door because Chris was worried. Or how Liev tried to defend him in front of Chris' dad. How Liev went out of his way to get Chris to a college and ...more
One of the most obscene starters for a first kiss, on paper at least. The good Obscene.
A bit fantastical because cis guys being too cute and accepting in private (even drunk) is not exactly viable. That too in a small town in west. But a very gentle hand by the end. Every bit as erotic as exacting on the MCs. Loved the whole time I spent with them.
(And how I love the cover. The boys in the drawing are as reckless and don't-give-a-fuck as the ones in the book.)
Then, wow, emotional gut punch. Things take on much more meaning than anticipated. Love that.
I realized at the end that I was cheering for these two to make it. ...more
Liked this hot little number a lot.