Not Just Friends
Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. One that’s full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his out-and-proud flatmate, Max—given that Lewis had always assumed he was straight.... show more
Leaving home to go to university is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. One that’s full of new places, new friends, and new experiences. But Lewis is not prepared for the sudden and intense crush he develops on his out-and-proud flatmate, Max—given that Lewis had always assumed he was straight. Max starts dating another guy, and Lewis’s jealousy at seeing them together forces him to confront his growing attraction.
When Max’s relationship goes awry, Lewis is the one to comfort him and one thing leads to another. But after a night together, Lewis is devastated that Max wants to go back to being just friends. Lewis tries his best to move on and their friendship survives, but the feelings he has for Max don’t go away. He faces other challenges as he deals with coming out to his parents and needs Max’s support more than ever. But Lewis isn’t the only one who’s conflicted. When Max finally admits he cares for Lewis too, Lewis must decide whether he dares risk his heart again on being more than just friends.
Publish date: 2014-02-23
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English
Quite sweet with a relatively low angst level. The age group was a bit young for my taste, only 18, which of course made me feel like a dirty old woman. Two college freshmen, one openly out and one not quite sure about his sexuality. Most of the angst and emotional stuff was regarding the stutterin...
At first, I thought the wonderful humour might earn this book a better rating than any of the author's previous works have got from me. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way. The story relies solely on the dreaded miscommunication trope. It's only vaguely understandable because both Lewis and...
This was a really sweet coming out/coming of age story with good sexual tension, humor and the right amount of angst. The men are starting university and among the five roommates are out and proud Max and Lewis, who just broke up with his girlfriend before starting school. It immediately becomes a...
Ah, a very British read, enjoyed that immensely. Well versed in young-speak, Northcote manages to convey a realistic image of how it is during the first months of higher education, the living quarters, flat mates, course work, and more. Very good banter between the characters, and a thoroughly enjoy...