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Un/Common Ground - Arielle Pierce
Un/Common Ground
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Jamal just wants to be happy. Escaping a repressive country, he has come to Saratoga Springs to attend university. Jamal’s freedom, however, is an illusion, for even thousands of miles away from his homophobic father, he dares not act on the feelings he has for the local barista.Matt feels like... show more
Jamal just wants to be happy. Escaping a repressive country, he has come to Saratoga Springs to attend university. Jamal’s freedom, however, is an illusion, for even thousands of miles away from his homophobic father, he dares not act on the feelings he has for the local barista.Matt feels like his life has stalled out. His dreams of being an artist are being sucked away by the reality of life, and now he works in a coffee shop and wishes things could be different.When Jamal receives news that a gay friend back home has been hurt in a hate crime, he flees his apartment, oblivious to the rapidly worsening weather. A blizzard strands him at the local coffeeshop, where Matt, the man he’s been pining over for three long years, happens to be working.Helping an elderly neighbor home through the storm is enough to break the ice, but is their growing attraction enough to convince Jamal to break faith with his family back home? As Jamal and Matt struggle to find some common ground, the cultural differences between them work to pull them apart. Torn between his family and his heart, Jamal is faced with a choice: break free of his family’s expectations, or lose his chance to find happiness with Matt.
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StitchersGirl
StitchersGirl rated it
4.0 Un/Common Ground
This was so hard to read... Jamal is a young man, a guest student in the US, having his first taste of freedom. Because he is a Muslim, gay, and is already afraid of going back home East, where he will either conform and marry a girl, or come out and not only loose his family, but probably also his ...
B3 - Brooklyn's Book Bites
B3 - Brooklyn's Book Bites rated it
3.0 Un/Common Ground
Too much left unfinished I felt.
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
2.0 Un/Common Ground
No real plot to this one. Just guy meets guys, guy asks guy out, and they're a couple. It's very repetitive. 65 pages long, and the same conversation about the weather is repeated at least five times, if not more. Jamal has the greenest, most beautiful and exotic green eyes ever. This is repeated se...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
2.0 Un/Common Ground
No real plot to this one. Just guy meets guys, guy asks guy out, and they're a couple. It's very repetitive. 65 pages long, and the same conversation about the weather is repeated at least five times, if not more. Jamal has the greenest, most beautiful and exotic green eyes ever. This is repeated se...
Romances and more...
Romances and more... rated it
3.0 Un/Common Ground
Interesting premise. Well done.
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