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Tragedy comes in all forms, and you never know how you’ll deal with it. Four friends have all dealt with their fair share of struggles. Dillion, an aspiring writer with writers block because of his brothers sudden death, Jesse the emotional stunted drink thanks to his boyfriend’s suicide, Ivan the abused victim just looking for a place to call home, and Leo the stubborn ro ...more
Published November 4th 2019 by Kingston Publishing Company
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Erik McManus
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Zach just keeps hitting me with all the feels and I am okay with that! He wrote a book of purely LGBTQ+ characters and it follows all 4 of their stories which include tragic occurrences and things that I would never wish upon anyone. They deal with all of these things and it shows so much emotional growth. Having people that you can count on to be there for you and help you through situations like this is why I like seeing that kind of friendship dynamic portrayed in a book because it promotes h ...more
Bookread2day
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thirst Trap is an interesting coming of age book with characters, Dillion, Jess, Ivan, and Leo, dealing with sexuality, tragedy and insane friendships.
Neelam Mungekar
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Thirst Trap’ by Zachary Ryan is a book that follows the story of 4 friends namely Dillion, Ivan, Leo and Jesse. The book revolves around the feeling and experiences that LGBTQ Community has to face in their life. The four friends are struggling in their life and all are facing something in life one mourning over the loss of loved one, the other going through a suffocating relationship, Dillion who himself is coping up with the loss of his brother whereas Leo is trying to keep their friendship s ...more
Jade Diamond
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thirst Trap is the story of four friends – “Misfits” by the world’s standards – Dillion, Jesse, Ivan, and Leo. This author created a pack of people that fall but rise back up, even if they do it all over again, they still keep rising. The story line caught my attention at the very beginning and kept me interested throughout the entire book.

I liked the way the author talked about different relationships and the importance of friendship. Even though each one of the characters are different from ea
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Natosha Wilson
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
First of all, I want to start this review with a couple of trigger warnings: domestic abuse, alcoholism, talk of self-harm, and suicide. Now that I have those out of the way, I can start my review.

This is a book about four friends – Jesse, Ivan, Leo, and Dillion – with four very real problems. These four men are as close as they will allow themselves to be to anyone. But is that closeness enough? Does having best friends really help when you have some major issues that you are dealing with, or
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Maria Vickers
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Four friends, who are all dealing (or not) with their own demons and issues, stumbling through life. The Thirst Trap wasn't what I expected. The blurb caught my interest, and I was more than a little intrigued by the dynamic and storyline. Would it be too busy with four main characters? Would it be cheesy? Would the characters need more development? These were just some of the questions I asked, and I have to say, no to all of them. It's about four friends who have their own baggage that they ar ...more
❤Sharonica-Logic❤
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Friends aren't always easy or perfect...But they are yours! That's what counts!💖

The Crew:

Dillion – go-go dancer who makes too many trips to the health clinic to be healthy

Jesse – mourning bartender who drinks too much to dull the pain and memory of that day tattooed on his soul

Ivan – gym rat by day scared mouse by night, but who could blame him when a monster sleeps so close

Leo – papa bear who hides his feelings and heart so he can watch over his friends, at the risk of losing what’s most import
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New Book Reviewer
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Book Thirst Trap is the story of four friends, Dillion, Jesse, Ivan, and Leo. The story starts with Dillion a writer with writer's block and struggling each day with his brother's death. Jesse who can't seem to stop drinking and is always depressed due to his boyfriend's death. Ivan the gym freak and a broken soul just like the rest, struggling with an abusing partner. Leo with a confused husband and searching for the spark to return.

Dillion and Jesse never talk about there feelings as they
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Geetanshi Muttreja
May 31, 2020 rated it liked it
The book is centred on theme ‘LGBT’. Initially I presumed it must be centred on the very same notion but it turned out nothing like that. Rather it offered me some grave insights on the situations that gay couples and individuals go through.
It introduces me to a bunch of some gay friends, couples and individuals who are fighting their own battles in life and most importantly fighting for their individuality.
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Dillon is an aspiring writer, according to him he is living like a coward who neithe
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Himani Sharma
Book review

Thirst Trap is a book about four friends who are always pushing to the limit to keep their blown-up life away from each other and avoid being judged. Dillon is a creative homosexual Thirst trap who is knocked by writer's block since the time his brother died. Ivan, a stubborn victim of abuse is getting it hard to accept that he is in a failed relationship. Jesse, a loyal drunk can't get over his boyfriend's death which has left him with questions and remembrances of him. Leo, a closed
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Gina
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
I admit that at first I wasn’t sure where this whole book was going to go. The characters felt like they were falling flat before my eyes. It wasn’t until halfway through the book that I felt the strength of these characters. I could feel that Zachary Ryan really cared about these characters and the story they were telling.

There are trigger warnings in this book. There are is a domestic abuse story line and also a story line that deals with suicide. So if these are sensitive topics for you, plea
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Himani
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-2019-shelf
Thirst Trap is a book about four friends who are always pushing to the limit to keep their blown-up life away from each other and avoid being judged. Dillon is a creative homosexual Thirst trap who is knocked by writer's block since the time his brother died. Ivan, a stubborn victim of abuse is getting it hard to accept that he is in a failed relationship. Jesse, a loyal drunk can't get over his boyfriend's death which has left him with questions and remembrances of him. Leo, a closed-hearted ro ...more
Ananya Thakur
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Life doesn't always move on the same track. At times it starts drifting towards the path of tragedy, mishaps and continuous setbacks. Such is the life of the four friends Dillion,Jesse, Ivan and Leo who are trying to escape from the pitfalls they have unknowingly entered themselves into. All four of them were trying to put their troubles at the back seat and keep on continuing to live a normal life. Dillion was devastatingly heart-broken after the demise of his brother, the only support-pillar o ...more
Nidhi
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Book Name- Thirst Trap
Author- Zachery Ryan
Review- The Thirst Trap is a story about 4 gay friends. Though fictional the book takes us through the feelings of people from LGBTQ community which feels so real. Though the society norms declared a community for them and trying to fit in the society standards after reading this book one can truly understand they are no different than us. Everyone is fighting something in life, be it loss of a loved one, struggling to keep a marriage alive, trapped in a
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Pritha
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
📚BOOK NAME:Thirst Trap
✒AUTHOR:Zachary Ryan 📑PAGES:175 || Happy Pride Everyone⭐💞 || Here's my review of Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan. || The books is a great example of today's generation. I really liked reading this because it is having LGBT theme. As it's LGBT month it is seen that now days the notion is same and it gave insights on the situation which was there and what they go through.
Such is the life of the four friends Dillion,Jesse, Ivan and Leo who are trying to escape from the pitfalls th
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Simrin
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The books is a great example of today's generation. I really liked reading this because it is having LGBT theme. As it's LGBT month it is seen that now days the notion is same and it gave insights on the situation which was there and what they go through.

There is strength between the lines, which is seen and observed by the readers. The book moves in a slow pace and has many new elements which combined together to make a great assest in comming times.
It is been shown that the degree of friends a
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Preetha Devasagayam
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thirst Trap Kindle written by Zachary Ryan. This book is really a different read for me.

With the title, I have guessed the story content a little. But the author idea is really unique and bold to create this book which is little off than the regular book genre.

About the book:

The book has the main characters as Ivan, Dillon, Jesse and Leo. This book has a total number of fifty six chapters. This book is about gay friends. This book spoke about the way how the inside feeling and thinking of all th
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Pratibha Malav
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Thirst Trap" by "Zachery Ryan" is about four gay friends Leo, Ivan, Dillion and Jesse.
Leo is in a marriage with Will. He is devoted towards it and continuously working hard to save it for 8 years now.

Ivan is in a relationship with Jay, who's older than him and always makes him feel insecure. It's like Iven is in a forced relationship.

Dillion who loves to write and performs in a gay bar, is a loner and still has not recovered from his brother's death, who died due to brain aneurysm.

Jesse is a dr
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Kitabi Keeda
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
THIRST TRAP
By Zachary Ryan

▶Emotions penned down down well. Strong narration.

#INSIGHT: The novel "Thirst Trap" revolves around 4 gay friends; Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Leo who are stuck in their own problems. Dillion is in a writer's block, Jesse is grieving his boyfriend's suicide, Ivan is in an abusive relationship and Leo is struggling to save his marriage. Amidst all this what doesn't change is their friendship and a hope that everything will be fine soon.

#REVIEW: Thirst Trap is all about trag
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Rainu Arora
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title - Thirst Trap
Author - Zachary Ryan
Publisher - Kingston publishing
Genre - fiction
Pages - 175
Format - kindle
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The story of 'Thirst Trap' revolves around 4 gay friends namely Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Lee. Dillion is an ambitious writer in a writes block, Ivan is in uncomfortable relationship, Leo is in struggle to save his relationship and Jesse is in pain of his boyfriend's suicide. Instead of all their struggles they all have hope for their superior and peaceful life.
What happens next?
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Saachi Kaur
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Title - Thirst Trap
Author - Zachary Ryan
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Life is like a roller coaster with it's own twists and turns.
We never know what it holds for us the next moment.
when life gives you hundred reasons to cry, give it a millions reasons to smile.
This is what I could learn from this book.
Although this isn't a quote from the book but it's one of the idea behind the story.
Now let's get to the story.
The story is about four friends, Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Leo. All of them are gay.

The story talks about t
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Kushal Tyagi
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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🌐Author's name - Zachary Ryan
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⭕Thirst Trap is a bizarre book which is written by Zachary Ryan. There are four friends in the saga who are gay in terms of their gender. Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Leo.

⭕Each of them had some stories in their life.

⭕Dillion was a stressed and heart broken guy due to his brother's death. He had a relationship with marcus. He also had a passion to write, and he performed in a gay bar.

⭕Jesse have a
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Mohan Sharma
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story of the book revolves around four friends Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Leo. Here, we will witness the journey of four different persons. All these four peoples were living a simple life until something struck in their life and changed everything. Some scenes in the book are very painful that will make you cry. First we will find about the lives of four persons what happened to them.

Dillion is a writer whose life after his brothers death. Jese is an alcoholic he chooses the way after his boy
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Audriza Banerjee
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third book that I have read by Zachary Ryan and as usual I loved it. Ivan, Leo, Jesse and Dillon, all were so relatable characters that they leave an impression behind on you. I absolutely adored the way all the different stories hot inter twined. Each and everyone is struggling with their demons but still there is a sliver if a hope which I liked a lot. I loved the LGBTQIA aspect and would re read in the pride month. Dillon's writer's block due to his brother's death was very relata ...more
Sandhya
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thirst Trap Review

It's A Book Written By Zachary Ryan, Published By Kingston Publishing Company. It's A Medium Size Book With Over 170 Pages. It's A Romantic Book.

It's A Story Of Four Gay Friends How They All Are Dealing With Thier Own Problems And Still Hopes For Best.

Jesse's Boyfriend Committed Suicide Which Changed His Life In Drastic Way. Ivan And Leo Are Struggling In Thier Own Relationship And Dillion Is A Writer Who Is Facing Writers Block Currently.

Author Has Shown How Things Are Not Per
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PortlandAvidReader
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Four damaged young gay friends stumbling through life

Four young gay friends stumbling through years of dysfunctional living. A lover's suicide, a brother's death, both occurred in the past, but the way the men deal (or really, don't deal with them) are holding the tragedies in the present. A man in a toxic relationship with a physical abuser and a married man paying more attention to his friends' problems than his husband. All four main characters are well fleshed out. The supporting characters
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Akhila Saroha
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Human life is never as easy as it may seem to many. They have their problems and literary writings that show these problems boldly and vividly are the ones that sound realistic and believable. Gone are the times when people looked for fairy tales and were happy seeing the fantasy they portrayed. As time has changed, people prefer to see the reality as it is. The attempt to bring reality as it is has been done by Zachary Ryan in his book, “Thirst Trap”.
The author brings men from different walks o
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Dhruva Sharma
Jun 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book name- Thirst Trap
Author - Zachary Ryan

Review - A fantastic story of four friends named Dillion, Jesse, Ivan and Leo. They got some real problems. Leo has problems in her marriage and seems to be getting worse. Jesse is an alcoholic, it wasn’t like that always. She become alcoholic after her boyfriend Ian, committed suicide. On the other side Ivan was having an abusive relationship, but he tries to hide it with others. The last one, Dillion is the type who never gets close to anyone apart f
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Swati Thalod
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's just been some days that I have read the book "High School Queens" by the same author Zachary Rayn. This book too "Thirst Trap" is written by Zachary Ryan . My hope were so high to get the best storyline in this book as well and the author didn't fail and all let my hope die . The book holds an amazing story line as the earlier one . The story here is about four guys who are stuck in their own dilemmas of life . They all have their flaws and are in wants and needs and Desires of their own . ...more
Ishan Agrawal
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
We all are fighting our own demons in one way or the other. Life is not a humdrum of affairs and it depends on one's outlook and approach what you get out of it

The story is of four contrasting individuals who all have their fair bit of struggles and now trying hard to live a normal, peaceful life. In more than one way, story bears a close proximity to movies like ' Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara' and a few other.

The way the tale is narrated deserves a special mention. Though at some point, it gets ent
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Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status—and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.

After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he ho
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