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That Feeling When

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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  294 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Dance Academy reject, Archie Corrigan, resents the stereotype guy ballet dancers are gay. Because he isn’t. At all. Forced to reassess his life goal at Camp Crystal Cove, it’s by sheer dumb luck he meets Landon Summers, who turns everything Archie was sure of into chaos.

Poor boy turned teen heartthrob, Landon Summers, is the name on everyone’s lips. With his unexpected l
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 343 pages
Published September 16th 2018 by May Books
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2.5 stars
It's a cute book. I could completely relate to Archie. He just didn't care about this whole socializing thing. The fake smiles and unnecessary small talk.

Everyone told him all his life he's "so gay" because of dancing, but he wasn't. And then he met Landon and it turned out he might not be straight after all and he panicked. I liked this part. Seeing Archie figure out this stuff. But then came the stupid drama with the blackmailing. Ugh! And there was a big misunderstanding too at the
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

That Feeling When is a really cute, very sweet coming of age love story that highlights the ups and downs teens go through as they traverse that overwhelming stage right before becoming “full-fledged” adults. It also brings to light the real struggle many deal with when it comes to their identity, especially in regards to their sexuality, as Archie does in this book. Lots of uncertainty and questioning, and worry.

I really enjoyed Archie and Landon’s story, they are both such wonderful charac
Barb ~rede-2-read~
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-review, read-2018
ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

That feeling when…you realize you need to read the blurb to figure out what’s going on.

I may be in the minority, but I just didn’t care for this book. It was okay at best. Partly, because of the use of present tense and first person POV, but mostly, I didn’t get the attraction between a movie star of unknown age and a 17-year-old camper.

I finally read the blurb after I was over a quarter
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyable read!

Archie's a snarky, closed-off grouch. He has an overbearing father whose name everyone knows. He really doesn't want to be at camp. And he's straight, no question of it. Damn the stereotype that all guy ballet dancers are gay, that's 100% not him!
Landon's a confident, warm-hearted optimist. He's worked hard and sacrificed much for his success. He feels blessed to be where he is, even if the homesickness is a constant, debilitating ache in his chest. And he's comfortabl
Joyfully Jay
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

S.M. James creates the perfect setting for a coming out story with the release of That Feeling When. Not only a love story, but also a novel keen on exploring the idea of discovering who you really are and realizing that you must push back at not only society’s preconceived notions about being gay, but also your own. Archie struggles with his fear about being gay, not just because he worries it will make his already distant feeling parents angry, but also because
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
"Bi. Calling me gay erases who I am."

I hate giving a book 2 stars because it looks bad - but it isn't.
Honestly, the amount of books I dnf is a bit terrifying. So me making it to the end of the book means something.

While I quite enjoyed this, it felt a bit too insta for me. There wasn't really enough of a foundation in their few interactions for the intensity of feelings.. but sometimes when I read YA I feel like that, and it could be the book or it could be that I'm not really in the target aud
Lisa The Novel Approach
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
TFW you get your hands on a sweet and angsty Young Adult romance…

Archie Corrigan made a deal with his dad, which he lost, so now he’s spending the summer of his seventeenth year at camp trying to refocus his life goals on something that doesn’t include him becoming a professional ballet dancer. Sure, he’s heard all the slurs and taunts, and they’ve left a mark on him, just as they were intended to do, but he still loves dancing with all the passion of a dreamer. It’s just become ingrained in him
Kaje Harper
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute and somewhat internally-angsy YA falling in love and coming out story that was appealing and I enjoyed it, despite a few flaws. Archie is the son of a rich and powerful businessman. He's been compelled by his father to go to summer camp the summer after his senior year in high school, when the dance college he wanted to get into rejects him. His dad is set on him finding a new career path. Archie has no clue what he wants, and even though he still has other school possibilities f ...more
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a cute coming of age romance. When we first meet Archie, he is a spoiled, miserable rich kid who somehow manages to resent spending his summer at a luxurious camp. Landon is a young actor filming a movie at the summer camp. He’s a long way from home and he’s lonely and homesick.

Landon is instantly likeable. Despite his film star status, his loneliness and his self doubt make him relatable. Archie is a more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This is my first read by S.M. James and I’m so glad I took a chance. I really loved Landon and felt so much for Archie as he came to terms with himself and his sexual orientation. I thought this book was a good coming of age love story. Although I didn’t care for the cliché part towards the end, that’s why I took off half a star. If you are looking for a friendship, coming of age, thought provoking love story, then I recommend “That Feeling When”, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

I give t
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a new-to-me author, and I was pleasantly surprised with what was a very well written coming of age story. The characters had depth, the story flowed nicely, and my interest was captured right away and held to the very end.

Archie is in a position that many young adults find themselves, denying he could be anything but straight (and getting annoyed with people who assume he isn’t because he is a dancer), but then questioning things due to feelings that he develops for Landon. It’s confusin
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Title: That Feeling When
Author: S. M. James
Publisher: May Books
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Reviewer: Teresa Fallen Angel
#LoveHim 1
Archie Corrigan is an angry teen, pigeon-holed by a stereotype. 

Landon Summers is a Hollywood heartthrob, whose role doesn’t end when the cameras stop filming. 

When the two guys meet at Camp Crystal Cove, they have literally nothing in common. Despite their differences, Archie can’t help but be enthralled by Landon’s confid
Elaine White
I absolutely devoured this book!

Truthfully, it's been on my watch list for a while now, but I always convinced myself to get other priorities first. What was I thinking?
Luckily, book 3 in the #lovehim series came up for review so I couldn't resist convincing myself that I just had to read the first 2, before I started. And I'm so glad I did.

I'm not usually a fan of 1st person, present tense, but it really worked for this book. Along with the gorgeous presentation, Archie's natural snark, and the
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Compelling, thought-provoking and immensely enjoyable!!
I was hooked from the first page and just couldn't put this book down!

This is a great coming of age story, with two young men finding love and friendship where they least expect it. The book focuses on Archie and Landon, but their interactions and friendships with the secondary characters are very important too, giving the book a similar feel to that found in the wonderful "Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda".
The blackmail plot and its fallo
SD Jericho
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m not sure that I would refer to this book as strictly a romance. There was just so much more to it – parental drama, self-discovery, fear, prejudice on so many levels and last, but certainly not least, understanding and accepting the fact that accepting and liking yourself first is always the most important thing.

This book brought back so many feeling memories for me – the intensity, uncertainty, fear and utter mindless exhilaration of that first deep overwhelming emotion for another pers
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet and entertaining story about 2 boys who are finding themselves. Archie is a dancer, who is the son of a very privileged man, but is desperately struggling with his sexual orientation. Landon is a young actor, who comes from a very loving family, and is very comfortable in being bisexual. This is a well written story and the moral of the story is accepting yourself as you are, and not others expectations. I was intrigued and hooked throughout, and look forward to reading more of t ...more
Catherine Taffy
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book via Voracious readers only.

I loved this book, it was absolutely incredible. I loved the characters, how Archie was so closed off and yet slightly more open with London and I like how it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows from the beginning and how the book showed and explained the struggle that Archie went through. I also loved how London was so outgoing yet he still seemed to have insecurities.

I loved the ending of the book and how beautiful it was. I
Joscelyn Smith
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who knew camp could change your life

I didn't know what to expect from this book, most YA/NA coming of age books I’ve read have been a bit lackluster. I’m so glad I took a chance on this because I wouldn't have wanted to miss Archie and Landon’s story. They were such great characters, filled with fears and uncertainties but still finding their way to happiness. I really enjoyed it and I wasn't ready for it to end, I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys that first foray into young love.
Amanda Cole
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from Landon and Archie’s first encounter! I love their attitudes and sometimes they butt heads. But it’s not only a love story, but I finding out who you really are and accepting it. I also enjoyed the happiness and troubles they face together and the ending wraps it all up. Very good book!
A.M. Johnson
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book so much!
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it

Once in a while, in-between heavier books, I need a light read to cheer me up and that's exactly why I picked up this book! I needed a cute, easy and sweet read, and this book gave me everything I was looking for (but, omg, so MuCH PiNINg).

I usually don't have high expectations for these books, but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the writing style, sometimes teenagers are portrayed as just TOO much, but it was easy to emphatize with Archie. He is 17, and of course he is confused about
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Archie Corrigan wants nothing more than to be a ballet dancer, much to his father’s annoyance. So, when he loses a bet he grudgingly agrees to attend Camp Crystal Cove and re-evaluate his career goals.
Landon Summers wants nothing more than to succeed as an actor (minus living in the limelight). But fame means keeping his bisexuality under wraps.
A chance encounter. A tentative friendship. A stolen kiss.
Suddenly, these boys
Amy Dufera
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
That Feeling When is a good young adult story.

Forced to attend a summer camp, Archie is resentful until he stumbles upon teen heartthrob Landon, who is on location filming a movie. They become friends, and the chemistry is strong between them.

When Archie discovers that Landon is actually bisexual, he is even more confused since he, himself is straight. But those sparks. That chemistry. What does it all mean?

Both young men are dealing with some personal issues, which they hopefully can help eac
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Adorable!! I love Landon so much!
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though it is 1:33 am, I just finished this book, and all I can say is OMG! I loved, loved, loved this book. It had just the right amount of drama, romance, and semi-mystery that it keeps you hooked until you cannot sleep until you finish the book. Archie and Landon are two of the most loveable characters that you will want to be your best friends, and you will be rooting for them throughout the whole book. I was on the edge of my seat for a long time, but that just made the reading more enj ...more
Jenna Scribbles
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I loved this story so much, I read the last two chapters twice! I loved the emotions it left me with and I didn’t want it to end!

A great summer story that shows how feelings can take over our actions, beliefs and even how we view ourselves.

That feeling when -
... he enters the room
... sits near
... looks your way
... brushes your knee
... stares in your eyes a beat too long

Amazing writing. Amazing love story. I loved it so much.

Thanks to the author for the review copy of this title. I’ve already
Gianni Holmes
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this coming of age YA romance. I love YA anything and this was perfect. It gave me all the feels. I loved the dynamics in them being from two different nationalities, and it was clear from the way both guys were presented how they feel about each other. Low on angst, Archie's confusion in what he feels seem genuine in the book. Landon is a sweet guy and I loved them both together. Keeping this short because I don't do spoilers. This book is perfect for readers who enjoyed shows such as ...more
Debbie Turk
Jul 14, 2018 rated it liked it
A Angst Fuelled Coming Of Age Drama!! 3.5 Stars 🌟✨

This was a fascinating look at two young guys who are trying to decide who they'll be as fully fledged adults!!

The first guy Landon, is an actor. He's confidently bisexual, he's out to his family friends in Australia but because of his job he's been warned to 'play it straight' if he wants more roles!! He comes across to everyone as calm, in control & full of confidence in himself & his acting abilities, he's actually a mass of insecurities insid
Rambling Reader
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
That Feeling When was a pleasant surprise. I came across the book as a free digital download in an author's newsletter that I honestly don't even remember signing up for.

I'm really glad that I took the chance and made sure to grab my copy of the book. That Feeling When is an endearing look at two boys who are just trying to find a way to be themselves. Archie has fought against stereotypes his entire life- he's a dancer and he's the son of a very privileged man; if one doesn't lead to some assu
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful story about finding your true self. Archie wasn't happy he knew that he wanted to Dance but, he felt pressured to be what his Dad wanted him to be. When he Landon Summers during Camp his life changed and things became clearer to him. He realized he shouldn't be ashamed of who he loves it doesn't define him.
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