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Rec: Imaginary Beings
Summary: How to find happiness when you see yourself as emotionally crippled, hellishly lonely and trapped in something you can’t name.

Review: This story is wonderful. Dolph (short for Rudolph, unfortunately) is a young British actor who’s finally gotten his big break in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Five years before the story starts, he fell madly in love with Tristan, a fellow student, and they were deliriously happy until something horrific - and initially unexplained - happened, and their relationship ended. The story begins when Dolph meets Tristan again by chance, and they have to figure out how to deal with one another again. The present-day chapters are interspersed with ones from the past, detailing how Dolph and Tristan met and got together, leading gradually up to their last horrible day.

I could write reams about the story’s first-person style - at once conversational, passionate, and evocative - and about the dialogue, the humor, the marvelous supporting characters (Dolph’s theatre director is terrifying). Dolph and Tristan’s relationship is so wonderful - the build-up towards it is adequately suspenseful, and it has that quality of deep friendship that all the best romances do. The present-day scenes are melancholy and often very bleak, the past ones joyous, the contrast between the two is heartbreaking, and the final revelation of what happened between Dolph and Tristan was pretty much an agony to read. (“I originally started writing this story because I wanted to do something lighthearted for a change,” says the author. Hah.) Honestly I can’t adequately describe this story; it runs the gamut of emotion so thoroughly and deeply that by the end I wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. Just read it.

And of course, like all great romances, they live happily ever after.
fiction  free  by:dorianstray  rating:mature  length:novel  status:complete  !slash  !coming.out  !friendship  !hurt/comfort  !show.business  !contemporary  !drama/angst  !romance 
july 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: That Eighteenth Summer
Summary: Ollie’s world is in chaos. His friends have abandoned him, his plans are falling through left and right, and he doesn’t know what he wants in life anymore. Plus, as if he wasn’t already confused enough, his brother’s best friend, Luca Santini, has caught Ollie’s eye.

While Luca may be smokin’ hot, he’s definitely not the girlfriend Ollie was expecting!

Review: The summary makes That Eighteenth Summer sound way more lighthearted than it is. While there is humor, much of the story centers around Ollie Hannigan coping with his brother’s death and the myriad ways that it changes the trajectory of his life.

While the main focus is on his unexpected feelings for Luca, Ollie’s other relationships get their time too. His parents each deal with their loss in their own, very relatable ways, and the story doesn’t try to rush over the long and difficult work of grieving.

Luca Santini is an endearing love interest with his own problems to deal with. The sex scenes are hot and loving. And there is plenty of angst, though not angst for the sake of being angsty – the characters have lots of real life to deal with. This little novel packs a big emotional punch is what I’m saying. A great read if you are in the mood for the kind of satisfaction that comes from spending some time with somebody else’s problems.
!slash  !coming.out  !contemporary  !disability  !drama/angst  !first.time  !hurt/comfort  !military  !romance  by:raine.o.tierney  fiction  free  length:novel  rating:mature  status:complete 
may 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: As the Crow Flies
Summary: As the Crow Flies is a story about Charlie — a queer 13 year old girl who finds herself stranded in a dangerous place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. It has been nominated for the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (2013) and an Eisner Award (2014). Updates usually fall on Mondays and Fridays.

On average, 1.33 colored pencils are sharpened into oblivion per page.

Review: Another gorgeous, luminous colored-pencil piece of consummate artwork by Melanie Gillman. Charlie’s a sharp kid, but really uncomfortable in her skin, and appears to be having a spiritual dialog of some kind from the beginning of the story. Her loving and well-meaning parents have brought her to a feminist Christian backpacking camp for girls where she will be expected to pack in fifty miles to a shrine that a group of women built a hundred years ago, where they will undergo a secret purification ritual … Almost immediately she notices she’s the only black girl in the group. She notices that the entirely welcoming, warm, and supportive staff use unconsciously racist and queer-exclusionary language and tries to work herself up to responding, losing her window – you know that feeling. I love how nuanced and delicate this story is! Charlie’s most obvious ally turns out to be a little city kid who wears a skirt all the time. There’s some magical-seeming business with persistent crow feathers, which Charlie takes as inscrutable messages from whoever she is in dialog with, but the real significance of these events is as yet unrevealed …
webcomic  free  by:melanie.gillman  rating:everyone  status:wip  !coming.out  !femslash  !religion/spirituality  !contemporary  !teens 
may 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: you could make a life
Summary: “I think you’re my new best friend,” Dan says, excitement beating out common sense, social filters, the need to play it cool.

“Hello Dan Riley,” Marc says, his mouth twitching. “It is nice to meet you, new best friend.”

Review: So this is a series of sports fics centered on Dan and Marc, two kids drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs–an NHL team from, you guessed it, Toronto. Not gonna lie, this fic does use a moderate amount of hockey lingo, but if you can ignore technical details for the storyline then you’ll be all right. Or, y'know, if you’re into hockey.

I like it precisely because it’s a hockey fic with all the technical detail that entails. Marc is kind of a snobby Quebecois asshole while Dan is at times a dickhead by accident but at the end of the day they’re both dudes who just want to play hockey (and win at it too). The series deals primarily with the relationship between Dan and Marc but as it’s from Dan’s PoV, you also get Dan’s relationship with his family, his worries about being bumped down to the minor league, his freakout about being a gay professional athlete. Which is great cos I love it when characters have more going on in their lives than just the Love Interest. Over all, the side characters are lively, the prose is well written and not overwhelming with descriptions, and the dialogue is easy to follow.

Sure, the tropes this fic explore isn’t anything new and exciting nor is it subversive but it is a fun read. And given how few good hockey fics there are in original slash, I’m really happy about this one.
fiction  free  by:youcouldmakealife  status:complete  rating:teen  length:short.story  !slash  !coming.out  !friendship  !jocks  !sports  !contemporary 
may 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Freier Fall
Summary: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way – Marc’s life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness – and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that try as he may, he can’t make everyone happy. Least of all, himself.

Review: Well, I saw this film yesterday evening and I was thinking about the storyline and the two lead actors all day long. So I had to recommend it to someone.

I think the plot is nothing new, two policemen in love, one is soon to be married and soon to be a father and definitely not gay. The other is more outgoing, mostly comfortable with being gay, likes partying. Both meet during a training course and what started as friendship soon became attraction and finally love.

The movie is small on dialogs, but the acting of both lead actors is so emotional that you don’t miss any spoken words. Quite the opposite. The pictures tell a story, dialogs could not - small touches, a shared look. This movie is not so much about being gay but about a life plan that is not working anymore. How your world is falling apart and you try to grab the fragments and put them together again. And it is not working anymore. I can’t give more details, you really have to watch this film for yourself. An emotional rollercoaster that I highly recommend.
film  published  by:stephen.lacant  status:complete  rating:teen  !slash  !cheating  !coming.out  !detectives/police  !first.time  !friendship  !drama/angst  !romance 
may 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Silent
Summary: Alex’s life as a teenager in South Central L.A. is far from perfect, but it’s his life, and he knows how to live it. He knows what role to play and what things to keep to himself. He’s got it all under control, until one lousy pair of shoes kicks him out of his world and lands him in a foster care group home.

Surrounded by strangers and trapped in a life where he could never belong, Alex turns to the only person lower on the social ladder than he is: a “special” mute boy. In Sebastian, Alex finds a safe place to store his secrets—those that sent him to foster care, and the deeper one that sets him apart from the other teenagers he knows. But Sebastian has secrets of his own, and when tragedy rips the two boys apart, Alex will stop at nothing to find the answers—even if it means dragging them both through a past full of wounds best left buried.

It might just be worth it, for the slim chance at love.

Review: I wasn’t sure about this book at first, but as soon as it got deeper into the plot I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading. I’ve given this book a teen rating because the characters are 15/16 and so I assume that’s the target age group, but there is some relatively tame and age appropriate sex stuff so younger readers be warned.

This book deals with race, class, and the brutal cycle of poverty. Most of the characters are POC in some way, including the main character.
fiction  published  status:complete  rating:teen  length:novel  by:sara.alva  !slash  !abuse  !contemporary  !coming.out  !disability  !drama/angst  !drugs  !first.time  !hurt/comfort  !poc.main.character  !teens 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Evan Who is Gay (but not magical)
Summary: Evan is used to being invisible. His father’s a local football hero, which pretty much guarantees immunity from the bullies at school and he does his best not to draw attention to himself or cause trouble. High school is all about survival and he’s doing a pretty good job of skating below the radar. Things start to go a little sideways, however, when he’s forced to become a cheerleader against his will, a hot girl suddenly wants to share milkshakes and make out with him, and he realizes he’s got a growing infatuation for a suspected arsonist – who also happens to be a guy.

Review: This is an interesting story - when you start reading it, you kind of assume the motivations are one thing but by the end they’re a bit more complicated and nuanced. 

It’s very much a high schooler coming-of-age and sorta coming-out story, but it has a lot of little things that really make it pop. The best friend and the best friend’s not-girlfriend were two of my favourite parts of the story. There’s a lot of subtlety going on in the small details. And it is definitely a family drama - but a complicated one, where no one is really the villain, and everything is hurty but, by the end, hurty in a good way.

If you like reading stories set in high school, or stories where the protagonist is still figuring themself out, or stories with ridiculous yet endearing protagonists, then you will probably enjoy this. (I’m going to tentatively call this a bisexual and gay story given the nature of the protag’s relationships.)
!slash  !bisexual  !abuse  !coming.out  !contemporary  !drama/angst  !high.school  !slice.of.life  !teens  by:lissadiane  fiction  free  status:complete  length:novel  rating:teen 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Tracefinder: Contact
Summary: What could an undercover cop and a drug lord’s pet psychic have in common?

Brian Kerr has spent years hiding behind a facade of mental slowness. His brother and sister got all three of them off the streets and into a cushy life, under the protection of a dangerous criminal. But to keep that safety, Brian has to use his Finding talent to track down the boss’s enemies. Although he pretends not to know what he’s really doing, each Find takes its toll, and he’s trapped in a life he hates, losing touch with his true self.

Nick Rugo’s job is to protect and serve the people of Minneapolis as an undercover cop. He isn’t closeted, but he isn’t out at work, and there’s a wild, angry side to him that he’s managed to keep hidden until now. When he’s assigned to bring Brian’s boss to justice, he intends to use anything and anyone it takes to do that.

Nick initially sees Brian as a pawn to be played in his case, but he keeps getting glimpses of a different man behind the slow, simpleminded mask. As the two men get to know each other, it becomes clear they share secrets, some of which might get them both killed.

Review: This is the first book in a new series by Kaje Harper. I like urban fantasy and I like books about disabled characters, so this one was a good combination for me. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but Brian’s ability ended up really catching my interest. If the next book in the series follows the same characters, I’d love to see more of him using his power to help good guys and catch bad guys. I do love a good psychic/cop match up.
by:kaje.harper  fiction  published  status:complete  length:novel  length:series  rating:mature  !slash  !abuse  !coming.out  !crime  !criminals  !detectives/police  !disability  !drama/angst  !espionage  !drugs  !magic.users  !mental.disorder  !modern.fantasy  !psychics 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
Summary: (M/M & F/F, mature themes) It’s a cold winter night when Holden is approached by a strange girl, offering him a hot cup of coffee and a place to spend the night. Desperate to get off the street, if only for a night, Holden agrees. It soon becomes clear that Layla and her brother Corbin are not your average hosts, then again, Holden is not your average guest…
!slash  !modern.fantasy  !hurt/comfort  !mental.disorder  !drama/angst  !dark  !coming.out  by:tdkeh16  length:novel  rating:mature  status:complete  fiction  free 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Strong Signal
Summary: I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel. 

I never expected to become fixated on someone who’d initially been a rival. And I’d never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn’t planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can’t stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it’s love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn’t go as planned.

Review: This book is a beautiful blend of the raw, grittiness of Santino Hassell and the sweetness of Megan Erickson. The characters of Garrett and Kai are wonderfully teased out and their relationship is compelling to follow. Garrett is a complex character as a war veteran who is adjusting to civilian life and the blossoming relationship with Kai that started online. And Kai cuts deep to my personal core as someone who struggles with severe anxiety and has learned to cope through the safety of isolation. There is something so sweet about Garrett’s loving attempts to understand Kai’s struggle and support him compassionately as he faces his deepest fears. Plus the sex scenes between them are unflinchingly raw and at times, unapologetically animalistic.
!slash  !coming.out  !contemporary  !disability  !drama/angst  !hurt/comfort  !mental.disorder  !military  !romance  by:megan.erickson  by:santino.hassell  fiction  published  rating:mature  length:novel  status:complete 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Elan Meets Rafa
Summary: To free himself from his wealthy father’s demands Elan leaves everything behind to start a new life. He quickly finds that he is ill-prepared for the real world until he meets Rafa–a strong and resilient boy from a poor family. With Rafa and a wide array of interesting characters and new friends Elan starts to find a place for himself in the dangerous urban neighborhood they live in. Then things turn horribly wrong.

Review: When I started to read this comic, I thought is wasn’t going to be that great mostly because it wasn’t what I was used to reading. The story of Elan and Rafa is more serious and heavy than what I’m used to. The art is something that I’ve never come across in webcomics. It’s more realistic and detailed. But just because it’s different, I’ve learned, doesn’t mean it isn’t fantastic. The storytelling is solid and the artwork is really great.The characters are all in this gray area of life, so you can never be sure if there are any truely ‘bad’ people in the comic. I ended up being much more emotionally invested in Elan and Rafa’s relationship than I thought I was going to be, to the point where I was crying along with them at one point. It’s a really great comic if you have time to spare.

Oh! And there’s these great songs at the end of each chapter and at the bottom of some pages that are really important to the story, I think. They really add another dimension to the comic.
webcomic  free  published  by:the.mice  status:wip  rating:mature  !slash  !artists/writers  !friendship  !gangsters  !hurt/comfort  !rich.guy/poor.guy  !contemporary  !drama/angst  !romance  !poc.main.character  !abuse  !coming.out  !first.time  !mental.disorder 
march 2016 by TheSlashPile
[Rec] I'm Not Who I Used To Be
Summary: A short comic I made after people in power on my campus said transphobic things and then didn’t understand they had done anything harmful. We’re working on enacting change, but I wanted to reach out to the (hyper-conservative) campus in a more human way, as part of an ongoing goal to shift campus culture. It deals with human isolation, connection, what happens when that goes wrong, and how we can heal and strengthen community, all through a trans perspective.

Review: I made it, so I quite like it. It’s gotten a lot of positive and emotional feedback, which is encouraging. It is short and sweet so won’t be a waste of your time, and I think I manage to communicate what I wanted to. It was a two night project (due to the nature of the situation and a need to get it out) so some areas I would clean up the art possibly in the future, but I think I achieved a clear and consistent style that matches the tone.
!transgender  !coming.out  !college/university  !friendship  status:complete  by:cryptic.gimmick  free  published  rating:everyone  comic 
february 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: The Darkroom
Summary: College journalists find lust in dark spaces.

Review: This is so so much better then the summary makes sound. It’s well written with very few grammatical mistakes. Good character development for the mc, Jeremy, though Bryan was a little one dimensional. And although there is alot of sex somehow this still sort strikes me as fluff. Smutty fluff but fluff all the same.
fiction  free  by:c.c.ryder  length:short.story  rating:mature  status:complete  !slash  !college/university  !coming.out  !first.time  !romance 
february 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Sir, Butler, & Boy (aka Gay Buttlers)
Summary: A kinky story about three men and the roles they play. Mainly just Victorian smut, nothing explicit but everything implied.

Review: I have adored everything by this artist and Gay Buttlers doesn’t disappoint. It’s erotic without being explicitly sexual. I also enjoy the details of the comic that are done in all black & white. I enjoy re-reading the earlier stories as the newest ones reveal more back story and more depth to the men’s relationships. 
by:tab.kimpton  webcomic  free  status:wip  rating:mature  !slash  !bdsm  !coming.out  !drama/angst  !first.time  !historical  !poly  !powerplay  !rich.guy/poor.guy  !romance  !servants 
february 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: An Unlocked Heart (#1 Collars & Cuffs series)
Summary: Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn’t been living—merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester’s gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can’t keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo’s gaze, but that’s like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge. 

Alex Daniels works at Severinos to scrape together the money to move out on his own. He struggles with coming out, but he’s drawn to Leo, the gorgeous guy with the icy-blue eyes who’s been eating in his area nearly every night. 

Leo won’t let Alex’s hesitance get in the way. He even keeps him away from the club so as not to scare him. And as for telling Alex that Leo is a Dom? Not a good idea. One date becomes two, but date two leads to Leo’s bedroom… and Alex discovers things about himself he never realized—and never wanted anyone to see.

Review: While this rec is for the first book in the series, I recommend reading them all if you enjoy “An Unlocked Heart”. The initial book introduces Leo & Alex and mentions other members of the BDSM club (Collars & Cuffs) whose stories are weaved in the later books. I love these books because they manage to capture different aspects of D/s relationships, sadomasochism, and romance through characters that have emotional pull for readers. And I really appreciate that each book gives readers a new relationship to explore and touches on different aspects of the BDSM lifestyle (from impact play to domestic discipline to sensation scenes). It’s nice to read a BDSM themed series that is not just all floggers and whips.

The later books have characters who have experienced human trafficking/slavery, partner death, and addiction in their lives. These books have had me in tears and laughing out loud in one sitting. They can be on the more fantastical side at some times, but over all I’ve fallen in love with the men of Collars & Cuffs. There is one more book due out in the series and while I can’t wait to devour it, I know it will be a bittersweet ending. I hope you enjoy this series if it’s your thing.
by:k.c.wells  fiction  published  rating:mature  length:novel  length:series  !slash  !abuse  !bdsm  !contemporary  !drama/angst  !drugs  !food.industry  !hurt/comfort  !powerplay  !romance  !sex.workers  !coming.out 
february 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Maurice
Summary: In pre-World War I Britain, Maurice Hall and Clive Durham fall in love while attending Cambridge. Clive believes that love between men is acceptable if the relationship remains platonic, and Maurice, although inclined to physical love, accepts Clive’s condition that they keep things on a more spiritual level, and the pair begin a two-year affair. After a mutual friend is arrested for propostioning a soldier and “mercifully” sentenced to six months of hard labor, Clive suffers an emotional crisis. He breaks off his relationship with Maurice and capitulates to being the respectable married man that his mother has been pressuring him to become. Maurice is left devastated.

Review: First of all, this is a beautiful film. The costumes, the locations, the acting are all excellent. Hugh Grant is so convincing as the vulnerable and idealistic Clive that it is devastating to see his portrayal of that character’s retreat into hypocrisy. James Wilby’s Maurice is a big, confused puppy who is always just a little behind every one else. The supporting cast is superb – Simon Callow is the embarrassed schoolteacher who valiantly bumbles through the facts of life to young Maurice, Ben Kingsley is the not unsympathetic hypnotist that Maurice hires to cure him of homosexuality, Phoebe Nichols is the wife that we can’t help but feel sorry for, and Rupert Graves is wonderful as Maurice’s other love interest, Alec Scudder.

The only place where this movie stumbles is at the end, which is rather unrealistic. But that was the main shortcoming of the E.M. Forster novel that the movie was based on as well.

There is a lot of material here dealing with the British class system and attitudes toward homosexuality if you’re inclined to get philosophical about things, but it also works as a satisfying romance if you just want to sit back and enjoy sexy Brits staring longingly at each other. Really, you can cut the UST with a knife – a sterling silver fruit knife, if you like.
rec  !slash  !business.men  !college/university  !coming.out  !drama/angst  !first.time  !friendship  !historical  !politics/politicians  !romance  by:james.ivory  film  status:complete  rating:mature 
january 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: A Ruinous Gravitation
Summary: Aaron and Ryan are a pair on and off the ice, and Aaron doesn’t know why they fit together like that, but he has to figure it out before Ryan does because whatever the reason is, it can’t be good.

Review: A nice, fluffy piece of college-friends-falling-in-love. The author has also written several oneshots and spinoffs with the same characters - I haven’t read them yet because I finished this one and immediately rushed to rec. There’s nothing particularly mind-blowing about this story, but it’s sweet and well-written, with decent dialogue and a few nice little details. (The title led me to expect something much heavier, but though there’s angst, it moves pretty smoothly towards a happy ending.) A nice pick-me-up, or good for a rainy day. Also, hockey!
fiction  rec  free  by:ice.hot.13  status:complete  rating:teen  length:novella  !slash  !college/university  !coming.out  !fluff  !friendship  !sports  !contemporary 
january 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: One Little Bruise
Summary: “Amazing what joy a little misunderstanding can bring.” There’s not really any summary so you’ll have to make do with my poor attempt. Jamie’s sister gives him a pinch hickey which brings him to the notice of jock Sam Bricker. Sam had always thought he was straight but now can’t help but notice the cute little nerd and, well, if anyone’s going to be putting marks on him it will damn well be him!

Review: A cute little high school fluff piece that I enjoy. Pretty well written and nice to read to clear the palate after a reading a whole heap of angst.
fiction  free  by:pheegee  status:complete  length:short.story  rating:mature  !slash  !coming.out  !first.time  !geeks/nerds  !high.school  !jocks  !contemporary  !romance 
january 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: Light and Shadow series
Summary: A boy and a war, a warrior and his lover, Earth and other worlds, politics, magic, soldiers, and love.

Review: Now that we’re doing repeat recommendations, this series is at the top of my list of things I need to draw people’s attention to again. The Light and Shadow series first started in 2008, and I think I’ve been following it since not too long after that. There are now four books in the series, the last of which is almost finished, and the whole series is undergoing rewrites. Even during times when I’m not reading much fiction, I’ll always keep up with updates to this series.

As this is a free series, obviously I recommend it to those who generally stick to free stuff, but in terms of quality and content it more closely resembles published fiction. This is a complex fantasy series that had an enormous amount of world building. The author invented her own language with proper grammar and everything for it.

I really love the characters, too. The main character, Alan, is a fairly typical guy, and I love being introduced to magic and aliens and new worlds through his eyes. The other main character, Keyd, is probably one of my favourite characters in anything I’ve read. He’s a quiet guy who other characters often find intimidating, but we gradually learn that he’s a huge romantic dork and it’s great.

Right now you can read the revised first book and the first two chapters of book two. Updates can sometimes take a little while, but they’re very long and this definitely isn’t a series that’s going to be abandoned.
rec  fiction  free  by:teromain  by:alyn.drasil  status:wip  status:complete  length:novel  length:series  rating:mature  !slash  !action/adventure  !aliens  !coming.out  !drama/angst  !first.time  !magic.users  !modern.fantasy  !royalty  !scifi  !travel.between.worlds  !war 
january 2016 by TheSlashPile
Rec: The Library
Summary: Stuart has all this research to do this semester but the librarian won’t help him because he’s in a fraternity.

Review: First of all, this is a sequel to The Lighthouse, but it does really stand alone (the main character of this story has a minor role in that story, the main characters in that story have minor roles in this one).

I am always amazed when I find such good writing and such well-written characters. They are well-rounded and the story does not need to resort to all sorts of extraordinary stuff happening to keep a very good flow and the reader’s interest. It’s one of those stories that bring a smile to my face when I receive an update notification in my inbox! I was surprised to see nothing by thenorthface had been recommended here before, so just a note to say that everything else is also very good!

I’m very bad at reviews, so just give it a chance! College, sports, fraternities, and not a lot of clichés, angst or drama, really!
fiction  rec  free  by:thenorthface  status:complete  rating:mature  length:novel  !slash  !college/university  !coming.out  !first.time  !jocks  !sports  !contemporary  !romance 
january 2016 by TheSlashPile

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