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It Could Happen

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understand ...more
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Published June 5th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
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2.5 Stars

I generally like this author's writing. I've never had trouble relating to her characters or their situations. All of us go through some angst during our teen years -- I'm not sure it's possible to not. Unfortunately, I struggled a lot with this book. The MC's, I liked just fine and I could relate to them, individually, but I never was able to relate to them as a thruple. And the secondary characters all felt really two dimensional. We never get to know any side of them that isn't stere
☆ Todd
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it

I've been agonizing for over a week to figure out a way to review "It Could Happen" without at least semi-directly comparing it to Mia's previous "Us Three" (One Voice series), but I simply can't. : (

I loved "Us Three" more than I can say, but this new story felt just too similar, like I'd already read it, with a few plot point changes. So a bit recycled, if you will.

In this new story, there is more diversity than in the first. One MC is African American and one is pan-sexual, even though he nev
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alphabookclub
4.5/5 - this book was hilarious and sweet and absolutely beautiful!

It Could Happen is so much more than I thought it was going to be. It’s a threesome friends-to-lovers story with split POV’s from each of the boys written as diary entries and poems. It’s been such a long time since I’ve read a book formatted like this and it kept reminding me of TV shows from when I was a kid.

It took me a hot minute when I first started reading to figure out who is who (I’m so terribly bad with names), so I gav
Serena Yates
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017, m-m-m, gay
Merriam-Webster defines a triad as “a union or group of three”, and in relationships it refers to a lasting, committed relationship between three partners, different from a more temporary three-way. Triads are rare for more than one reason: our society is set up to expect and accept couples as “the norm”, two people’s needs are hard enough to match, and the chances for misunderstandings, even jealousy, to develop between three partners are much higher than with two. But to take this complicated ...more
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 Stars

Mia Kerick is a new-to-me author. This isn't listed as a young adult novel, but it features 17-18 yo seniors in high school, in a high school setting, and minimal, mostly fade-to-black sexual content. It would be suitable for 16+ if the parent is okay with a triad relationship.

I have to be honest with my thoughts on It Could Happen. I struggled. I found the story itself to be a beautiful one with a beautiful message, bu
T.M. Smith
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Henry, Brody and Danny have been friends for a while and somewhere along the way, realize that they could be so much more. But their families and friends aren't as supportive as they should be, not to mention what the outside world thinks of not just a gay relationship, but a relationship that involves three men.

I struggled with this book I'm sad to say. I liked the three young men fine, thought they were strong as individual characters. My problem with the relationship is that they didn't fit
books are love
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great coming of age book.

Henry to me grows the most. He is the one I felt for the most. He was a pleaser. Wanting to please his parents and keep their love. It’s sad that in his world he felt the only way to get his parents affection is to do and be what they want. In It could happen it is Henry who finds himself and his way to being his own person. He stands up to all he fears and accepts himself for who he is. He does stumble along the way but comes out stronger than ever. He is the
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

The angst! I guess if teenage romances are notoriously emotional and angst fuelled, a high school triad relationship was going to be even more fraught. And while I came to like all three boys, there was so much drama and so little communication between them that there were times I wanted to shake some sense into each of them.

It took me a long time to get into this story. It is told from all three perspectives which meant it t
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is horribly far out there in the realm of fantasy. It’s difficult enough to come out as a teenager and to openly show you are in a same-sex relationship. Being part of a throuple, though, and having kids react like it’s normal, is something I don’t really see as realistic at all (unless we agree the setting for the story is an alternate universe). Aside from that, the plot and the characters weren’t really memorable
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, ya, 2017
Rating: 3 stars

This is a YA book about a group of three boys who are high school friends and in their senior year decide to start a three way relationship.

I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I liked it okay. I liked all three of the main characters. I think my main problem with the story was they never really jelled as a threesome. (view spoiler)
Elizabeth Mathis
Three misfits, mismatched in every way—Henry Perkins, Brody Decker, and Danny Denisco—have been friends throughout high school. Now in their senior year, the boys realize their relationship is changing, that they’re falling in love. But they face opposition at every turn—from outside and from within themselves. Moving to the next level will take all the courage, understanding, and commitment they can muster. But it could happen.

Henry is a star athlete and the son of religious parents who have li
Fiona Lyle
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Full review at:

It Could Happen was a surprisingly sweet and emotional coming of age story about three 18-year-old high school best friends—Brody, Henry and Danny—who decide to take a chance to see if they can build a three-way relationship from the very close friendship that they have.

Brody’s the blonde-haired All-American boy. He’s the youngest of seven boys, and his conception was not planned. His parents are older and tend to live their own lives and l
Bobbie Stanley
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me start with a little heads up for those of you who might get offended. If you've checked out the synopsis, you already know what you're expecting. This book revolves around the ins and outs of what is basically a homosexual poly triad. It's gonna be weird for some people and if you're not into that, you're probably going to be uncomfortable. Beyond that, though, it's a pretty good book. Personally, I jumped into this one out of sheer curiosity. I've read straight romance. I've read gay rom ...more
Natosha Wilson
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amzing read about three young men who are completely different in every way but together the three of them are unstoppable. Mia Kerick did an incredible job on writing this book about three young men who are best friends but they are also so much more to one another. Or at least they can be of each of them can learn to let go of the negative things in their lives and reach for what is amazing and right in front of them.

Three young men. Three very different up bringings. And best friends.
Sarika Patkotwar
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Actual rating- 3.5

*This review was initially published on The Readdicts Book Blog. For more reviews, go here .

It was the cover of It Could Happen that pulled me towards it, and when I read the summary, I knew I had to read it because LGBT contemporaries are one of my most favourite books to read. I have read many such books in the past, but none of them sounded even close to It Could Happen, which had me so fascinated that I went out of my current comfort zone of reading only paperbacks and d
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
It Could Happen by Mia Kerick
4 Stars – Review by Dawn Honeycutt

I was given an ARC for an honest review.

Henry Perkins, Brody Decker and Danny Denisco have been friends throughout high school. They’re now seniors and they’re changing. They’re thinking about college and how to stay together.

The three boys have very different lives. Henry is a star athlete who is being raised by religious fanatics. His parents don’t care what Henry wants from life. They only care that he lives is life in a Godly wa
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
This book follows three best friends on their journey of self-discovery. Henry is the jock of the group with strict parents, Danny is the gay goth kit, and Brody is the loaner looking for an adventure. The book is told between all three points of view for the boys, although Danny’s is told in poetry format.

I loved how the author developed each of the characters to have very different personalities. The author took her time to make each person separate and make them work together. Henry has a lar
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
It Could Happen tells the story of three friends, a misfit triad who really, according to High School's rules, shouldn't have anything to do with each other. You have Henry, the jock, who above all else is a pleaser. You have Brody, an adrenaline junkie/rich boy. And then there is Danny, emo dude with bad taste in men.

NOW, there is a hint at the beginning that Henry is having 'thoughts' about these friends of his, but he doesn't say anything as he doesn't want to upset the status quo. Brody is t
Renae McKenzie

It Could Happen is written in an interesting style, with the story coming to us in three different styles of writing; Brody's journal, a general form from Henry, and poems from Danny. It was a quirky and creative way for the story to be delivered, and was something that I greatly enjoyed.

Even though I generally loved this book, I need the two things that really let me down off my chest. Then I promise to gush about what I loved.

(1) Danny is such a useless character. He both manages to be a main
Joyfully Jay
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kirsty
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

I enjoyed this contemporary, menage YA romance because it felt realistic.I liked the three POVs here, because they all hold something different. Danny’s thoughts mainly come through as poetry, while Brody uses journals a lot. Henry is mostly a confessional type of character and he’s got the most to lose throughout. His parents aren’t willing to accept his friends, at all, and less so when Henry makes attempts at identifying as gay publicly. It’s a hard battle for
Bobo's Book Bank
This is my first read from Mia Kerick. I chose to read this book because the storyline seemed unique and different and I wasn't disappointed! First a warning, this is a story about a relationship between THREE young men and although there's not a whole lot of sex scenes, the premise may not be for everyone. That being said, this story is so much more than just sex. Henry, Brody and Danny embodied the typical social misfits that can probably be found in most high schools. Henry, the African Ameri ...more
Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex 1.5 / 5
How explicit 1.5 / 5
Story 5 / 5
Overall: 5 / 5

It Could Happen is an incredible story from author Mia Kerick.  I love reading MM romances and couldn’t wait to dive into this story!  I thought it was going to be spicy being a MMM romance, but it wasn’t and you know what? I loved it!  This story is beautiful and so much more than the typical MM romance!

The story line was refreshing and gripping and the characters were complex and genuine.  This coming of age story revolves aroun
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
It is rare that I read a threesome story that I find to be completely enjoyable, but Ms. Kerick pulled this one perfectly. No, the characters are not perfect, far from it, but the writing is so good it works and I got to appreciate, love and admire these three young men. We get to feel and enjoy each character separately as each has their own POV. This was well-written and I'll definitely come back for more of Kerick's stories.
Janet Gibson
Teen/Gay angst

This book was well written, as I mentioned in my title, basically the trials of teenage gay boys, the twist is this is a triad(as I think they call it) yes three. The extra added kick, one seems to be white then a black and finally an emo goth of sorts .It did make me cry. It was a quick, easy read.
Christina's Bookshelf
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mmm
The moment I saw that this story was an MMM/triad story I knew I HAD to read this. At first I was a bit disappointed in the lack of sexy times, however as the book progressed I realized the depth of the story.

You can see my full review here:
Lauren (Shooting Stars Mag) Becker
I can't really rate this one here because I'd say it's more of a 3.5 for me, and I don't want to go up or down on that. Anyway, not a bad read! I liked the relationship between the three guys and how they truly became family for each other. I felt that their parents all spoke in a weird, not entirely realistic way - but other than that, it was a good, quick read! ...more
Elena ( The Queen Reads )
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was weird as fuck but definitely and eye opener.

Full review at :
Maria Vickers
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you are expecting your typical gay romance or MM story, then you are sorely mistaken. It's a story about coming of age, finding yourself, being true to who you are, and living your life for you.

Three teens are friends and love each other, but they've found themselves at a crossroads. It's time to decide if they are going to cross that line and be more than friends or not. It won't be easy and it will test their relationships more than they ever thought before, but if they could make it throu
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing coming of age story! Brody is great, he's my favorite-- a combination of wild & crazy and sweet! I loved the use of poetry for one of the boys' perspectives- I've never seen that before. Great story, highly recommend! ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG Mia Kerick is a pretty decent poet!! It provides a unique point of view!
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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another at a dance conservatory, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and her lone son still in high school. She has published more than twenty books of LGBTQ romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and rev

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