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Flying Colors

(True Colors #5)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  24 reviews
True Colors: Book Five

Red De Vere appears to have everything—good looks, a prestigious job, attention from the paparazzi, and a choice of lovers. But one day he takes an outrageous step too far at a formal embassy dinner, and the press turns on him. Shocked, he realizes it's time to find something better in life than partying. He envies the love that his friends Miles and
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Published October 7th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published October 6th 2013)
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Oct 05, 2013 added it
Shelves: m-m, contemporary
The story suffers from the curse of the sequels...badly.
It deserves a nice rant, but I`m not in the mood - it just made me sad.
I can`t even bring myself to click on the two stars.
Must be my old age or the new Goodreads depression, sorry...

3.5 stars

(If you haven't read Book 1, True Colors, this review will contain spoilers)

We continue a few months after the end of True Colors, and Zeke and Miles are now in a committed relationship. The focus shifts to their best friends, Carter and Red— we knew it was coming, there were indications previously that something was brewing between these two.

Jacky’s ghost continues to have a huge influence in the plot (kind of like the dead Rebecca de Winter in de Maurier’s famous work)— while Zeke ha
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Why I waited so long to read this is beyond my comprehension...

but I did. I very much enjoyed this one but I knew I wanted Red De Vere's story after read True Colors. The reviews on this one a really mixed bag everything from 1 star to 5 and I'm sure there were probably some dnf's in there as well. Interestingly for me one of the things that I really liked about this story was something that made it not so great for some other readers and that was the fact that it did have a fair amount of d
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
As much as I wanted to like this story it was just too bogged down in excessive details for me. The romance was completely overshadowed by all the extra characters and their individual issues. I just didn't care. It's never a good sign when I skim, but it was either that or a dnf. I'm sorry.
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the Miles/Zeke True Color stories and I was looking forward to reading about Red and Carter. I didn't. Throwing in an extra star for the M/Z cameos though because they're the only reason I kept reading the story.
LiveYourLife BuyTheBook
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review

Vere is a bit of a bad boy.  His antics are well known even if they're also good natured.  The press loves him and he loves the spotlight.  Maybe more appropriately, Red loves putting on a facade that loves the spotlight.  Very few people know the real Red De Vere.  When Red gets caught by the paparazzi, naked, in an embassy bathroom his father decides to put the brakes on Red's fast and furious times.  Red is hurt but understands his father's wis
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, ebook, hof

Review written for Hearts on Fire Reviews.

This book is the follow-up to True Colors and the subsequent short stories that also center around Miles and Zeke from that book. Here, we have Miles and Zeke’s good friend, Red de Vere, and Carter Davison, the lover of Zeke’s deceased brother, Jacky.

I loved Red from the start when we met him in book 1. He was fun and snarky and just didn’t care a whole heck of a lot about what people thought or at least he didn’t make excuses for his behavior. Unfortun
A.B. Gayle
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been waiting for this book for ages, ever since I first "met" Red and Carter in "True Colors". I confess to being one of the ones begging for their story. Spin offs, sequels and series are harder to write than they look. Clare and I even shared a blog about the concept of sequels and series here:

So I pre-ordered the story and devoured it as soon as I could.

I was not disappointed. It isn't easy getting the balance between showing the established coupl
Lena Grey
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
“When you really want something,... You cant give up just because things don't come easy. You have to overcome the obstacles and face your fears. But in the end, its all worthwhile...if you believe in yourself, you will always come through with flying colors...” ~ unknown

Having a façade you can hide behind can come in handy, especially if you are important enough to attract the paparazzi; but it can also be detrimental. Red Devere, of 'Flying Colors' by Clare London, has pretended to be outrageo
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
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This is the 5th book in the series, however, it's not necessary to read all the previous books, just the first book. There are several references to major plot points in True Colors (book 1) so reading the first book would help familiarize yourself to the characters and their personalities.

Red gets into trouble with the media and a nude photo of him prints in the newspapers. His father forces him to take a break from wo
Oct 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: cute, great-mc, mm, romance

4 stars read for me.

Great sequel to one of my favorite accidental-discovery reads in genre- True Colors.

The story picks up some time after events of first book,. It's not necessary to read Miles&Zeke story before this one, but reference to Carter's ex and his behaviour will be more understandable.

I have to say that 30% in, I was little disappointed.I thought this is going to be one of those opposites-attract romance where one guy is rich, fabulous and scandalous, so when he makes one transgressi
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5

Reviewed at TWLIB Reviews

Rich boy, Red De Vere is very attracted to Carter Davison. He’s ready to jettison his wild ways to be with Carter. Carter is still grieving the horrific death of his lover, Jacky. Jacky was unfaithful and inconsiderate. He and Carter had serious relationship issues. Carter is alive with unresolved issues. Vulnerable, unable to sleep well, he makes a decision to reduce work hours at his high paying job to spend the time at the youth center. Something he is very
Barb ~rede-2-read~
I liked this sequel to True Colors but it just didn't carry the punch for me that the first book did.

I picked up this series after hearing Clare London read the beginning pages of this story at GRL Atlanta. Red's naked restroom adventure sounded like so much fun and, after reading book one, I felt I knew him and looked forward to much more throughout the book. But he became very mellow and mature and tamed his wild side completely.

Carter was as ambiguous about starting a relationship with Red
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
3.65 stars. I've wanted to read Carter and Red's story for such a long time and I am grateful for finally having the opportunity to do so. Miles and Zeke are still among my favourite couples and their book always a great re-read. Therefore, I definitely had a lot of built-up expectations before starting this one. Overall, 'Flying Colors' was a well written sequel, with a linear and uncomplicated plot, the previous nicely done characterisations were consistently portrayed, everything developing a ...more
Oct 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! And one didn't have to read the previous ones to have a grasp on the previous characters. The sex wasn't overdone, the angst was palatable and not over the top......I would have loved to have seen Owen sorted out, but it appears that he has Jag, sigh!
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Red and Carter are an interesting couple and certainly there is chemistry between them, sure , Red must love Carter very much because his behavior is very difficult to understand ...also for me. So, sometimes the story is a little slow , however I enjoyed the reading.
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Marlobo ♥ epilogues
Oct 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
I didn't recognize this Red. And Carter appeared dull and boring, same that the story itself.

In order to finish the book I skimmed a lot. I didn't like it at all.
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Oh God I loved this book. Loved Red and Carter together, and their sex was incredibly hot! This book also had so many other great characters.
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

If you haven't read 1-4 (Miles & Zekes stories)go get them now!

I was looking forward to these two getting a story, but it was a little toned down and drawn out for me.
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Clare took the pen name London from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while f ...more

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