The year is 1987. The boys wear pink Izod shirts, the girls wear big hair, everyone has a stash box, and AIDS is just an ugly rumor rumbling like a thunderstorm from the cities. A teenage runaway wanders the side of the road, a heartbeat away from despair, and is rescued by a long-haired angel on... show more
The year is 1987. The boys wear pink Izod shirts, the girls wear big hair, everyone has a stash box, and AIDS is just an ugly rumor rumbling like a thunderstorm from the cities. A teenage runaway wanders the side of the road, a heartbeat away from despair, and is rescued by a long-haired angel on a Harley.
But that's just the beginning of their story.
Josiah Daniels wanted peace and quiet and a simple life, and he had it until he rescued Casey from hunger, cold, and exhaustion. Then Joe's life is anything but simple as he and his new charge navigate a world that is changing more rapidly than the people in it. Joe wants to raise Casey to a happy and productive adulthood, and he does. But even as an adult, Casey can't conceive of a happy life without Joe. The trouble is getting Joe to accept that the boy he nurtured is suddenly the man who wants him.
Their relationship can either die or change with the world around them. As they make a home, negotiate the new rules of growing up, and swerve around the pitfalls of modern life, Casey learns that adulthood is more than sex, Joe learns that there is no compromise in happy ever after, and they’re both forced to realize that the one thing a man shouldn’t be is alone.
Publish date: June 29th 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
*Re-read 8/10/14 for Re-romancing the Faves Challenge- *sigh* I miss the 80s. Even though I was a little kid in the 80s, I absolutely loved the music, and I'm still obsessed with 80s pop culture. The AIDS scare... YIKES! I just recently saw The Normal Heart, and it was so heart-breaking. I'm gla...
Opening Line: “The Kid was cold.”SIDECAR was one of those books that I couldn`t stop reading yet wanted to put away and slowly savour because I just didn`t want it to end. I absolutely loved Casey and Joe and I`m fast approaching phonebook status with author Amy Lane, you know if she wrote a phone b...
Amazing story ! Usually I need my alpha males both in mm and mf romance , having said that , this book proved me wrong . You don't have to be a leader or tough or masculine in order to be a strong character , sometimes it's about your heart , being so good and pure without asking anything in return ...
Sidecar was my first and definitely not last Amy Lane book. It's probably one of the sweetest gay romances I've ever read, but without the cookie-cutter kitsch undertone I don't really care for. I usually grade books by my enjoyment factor, additionally, I tend to categorise them into comfort, guilt...
I think it's safe to say that Amy Lane's style really works for me.