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Stealing Home

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  7 reviews
As young men on the cusp of life, Charlie Beresford and Kevin “KC” Conroy forged an unlikely friendship. Though the years have lead them down unexpected paths, the bonds of an enduring love will bring them back to where they have always belonged . . .In the summer before college, hauling furniture is the last thing Charlie Beresford wants do with his time. Then, Kevin Conr ...more
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 262 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Lyrical Press
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Update 03/07/2018
Especially happy to see this book among finalists of the 30th Lammys!

30th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalist - Gay Romance

The original review:

I don't think that Tom Mendicino planned KC, at Bat to become a trilogy. I remember that I was absolutely thrilled and overjoyed when I found out that his next book Travelin' Man was a sequel to it. And I can't even explain you my excitement when Lonesome Town was released. It was like a big great surprise when you expected it t
Ulysses Dietz
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stealing Home (The Charlie and KC Trilogy)
By Tom Mendicino
Lyrical Press, Kensington Publishing, 2017
Four stars

“After David finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.” (I Samuel: 18:1)

This is wonderfully written, this trilogy of novellas published originally in 2013 and 2015. Tom Mendicino writes with elegance and care, focusing on important details, choosing dialogue so thoughtfully that no words are wasted. He builds his characters line by
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read this in three parts when they were published as short novellas. My rating reflects my feelings about the story as a whole.

KC at Bat
Travellin' Man
Lonesome Town

Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished this novel over the holidays; took this long to write a review; here's why....the pages within stuck with me long after i finished the last page, moved me so deeply that I wanted to give it a little time before posting a few paltry words that cannot possibly describe such an emotional novel, but suffice to say, I freakin' LOVED it.

The three novellas collected in novel-length are well written, offering both raw beauty, and timeless endearment. The dialogue--though at times kitsy and la
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
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I don't think I'm the target audience for this book. Others may enjoy it more. I didn’t like the writing style ... it felt like I was skimming along the surface, and I didn't develop any feelings for the story or characters. ...more
Got it so I could read the last two books. Charlie is still such a cad and I don't really see any glimpse of hope that he will change. I'm choosing to believe otherwise, though, because KC deserves a happy ending. ...more
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
well written, well developed characters, poignant
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Tom Mendicino is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina School of Law. His forthcoming novel, The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter (Kensington, September 2015), is about a pair of motherless boys, the sons of an abusive immigrant from Italy, and the choices each makes to protect the other.

His debut novel Probation (Kensington) was named a 2011 American Libr

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