My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVED THIS STORY!!! I could so relate to both the story and the characters. I loved the relationship between Nick and Luke. It reminded me of a relationship I had with my first boyfriend when I was a teenager. I also had a crush on a guy in my Boy Scout Troop who was a competitive swimmer. Back in those days competitive swimmers still wore Speedos and I would drool over his long sexy legs and firm torso. Didn’t hurt that he was easy on the eyes too.
I love that this is a coming of age story that focuses on the relationship between the two main characters as well as their relationship with their families. When sex does occur it is written in a sensitive manner and not like some guy jerking himself off as he writes a porno script. I believe that these two young men are in love and I find myself hoping that the relationship lasts for decades.
I want to read some more stories by Jay D. Clark starring Nick and Luke. I want to find out what happens to them in college both on the swim team and personally between the two of them. Growing up is not easy, and the college years are some of the hardest to navigate for anyone. Add being gay to that and you have a whole new set of unique problems to deal with to go with the ones you already have just being in college and trying to navigate the adult world.