Pictures of You – ’90s Coming of Age #1
Blogtour , Bookreview / October 23, 2016

This book was send to me as an ARC and a request for a review, so here it is guys. First of all, as you all know I love stories that play in high school and coming of age stories, so I had high hopes for this one going by the title alone. And I was not disappointed. Peter Mandel is 18 and very private. He is a photography freak and can always be seen with a camera around his neck or close at hand. He is gay but prefers to keep it a secret to everyone. But when Adam Algedi joins the class for the senior year everything changes for Peter. Adam makes it very clear that he wants Peter, but it can never be out in the open. At home behind closed doors they can do whatever they want, but outside they can only be friends and nothing more. And so begins a journey of first love, first sex and a lot of secrets. Sometimes Peter has enough of all the secrets and just wants Adam to be open about their relation, but Adam always manages to talk him out of it. But when Adam gets a girlfriend…

If I Told You So
Bookreview / January 17, 2015

If I Told You So falls in the Young Adult category, since it is about young people (16 or so). There is a small gay theme, but that is not the major point of the story. Sean Jackson is turning 16 this summer and because he doesn’t want to spend the summer with his dad in another state he finds himself a summer job. Ofcourse all the cool places are already taken, so he ends up selling ice cream in a bright pink shirt, making new friends in the proces. On his very first day he meets Becky, a Jewish girl from New York and the manager of the store Jay. Jay is 18 and according to Becky has an eye out for Sean. Sean knows he has feelings for Jay, but doesn’t know how to act on them or what to do. And to make things worse, Sean has Lisa, his “girlfriend” of several years. He is glad she is a good Christian girl and doesn’t want to “do” anything. Lisa goes away for the summer and leaves Sean to his feelings. The more he works with Jay, the more he starts to feel for him and wants to…