Terrell Washington’s childhood was a trifecta of suck: being black, gay, and poor in America has no upside. Terrell climbed his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby Meyers, a coworker... show more
Terrell Washington’s childhood was a trifecta of suck: being black, gay, and poor in America has no upside. Terrell climbed his way out of the hood only to hit a glass ceiling and stop, frozen, a chain restaurant bartender with a journalism degree. His one bright spot is Colby Meyers, a coworker who has no fear, no inhibitions, and sees no boundaries. Terrell and Colby spend their summers at the river and their breaks on the back dock of Papiano’s. As terrified as Terrell is of coming out, he’s helpless to stay away from Colby's magnetic smile and contagious laughter. But Colby is out of college now, and he has grand plans for the future—plans Terrell is sure will leave his scrawny black ass in the Sacramento dust until a breathless moment stolen from the chaos of the restaurant tells Terrell he might be wrong. When the moment is shattered by a mystery and an act of violence, Terrell and Colby are left with two puzzles: who killed their scumbag manager, and how to fit their own lives—the black and the white of them—into a single shining tomorrow.
Publish date: March 27th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
Wow, okay, I’m officially impressed. This author takes on multicultural and makes it rock. Interracial romance FTW. I loved this deep dive into the problematics of racism, and I loved where it was taken. It just works. What I really appreciate is the time taken to actually delve into the aspects o...
set aside at 20 percent.this just isn't the right book for me right now, despite being pretty good.i'm angry.***the man adventurous enough to slurp your ass like a plate of clams casino isn't going to subsequently blow you like your dick is a biohazard.that kind of guy isn't going to pull off your c...
I usually love Amy Lane, but this book didn't do it for me.
I thought this book gave a very realistic portrayal of Terrell and Colby. Terrell is a black man from a poor ghetto neighborhood who is angry and bitter and all but given up on being able to have a happy fulfilling life. I thought that it was great that the author delved into the real pitfalls/diffi...
What to say about this book, that hasn't been said yet? Not much, it's pretty much all been said, but I am glad I read this story, very very glad. Terrell did everything 'right' got his education, worked his ass off, knew he wanted better things for himself, yet still finds himself working as a bart...