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Everything was going perfectly. I was loving these guys together. The author didn't brush off Turner's bisexuality, making sure it was a big part of the story.
That part was good. His reactions to specific circumstances people were not. I applaud the author for making his bisexuality a big deal in the story and not just brushing it off because he was in love with a man. If it was just those things being shoved in our face and nothing more I would have let it go. Not only did he openly ogle her, but he was openly flirting with her in front of Eli.
Not just that. They set up a coffee date — again, in front of Eli. This is mentioned more than once in the story before and after that little meeting. Knowing this, the so-called coffee date sounded exactly like they were setting up a booty call in front of Eli. A perfectly good story almost died for me in that very moment. That same perfectly good story dropped a couple of stars in rating for me in that very moment.
I just thought certain things were disrespectful to Eli. I'm obviously in the minority here if other ratings and reviews are to go by so what bugged me might not bug others. Full review with some spoilers can be found at Nov 25, Natosha Wilson rated it really liked it. What a great read. Two best friends. One is out and proud.
The other is firmly in the closet so as not even his best friend knows that he is bi.
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One is in love with he other. A Kiss. Bigoted father. And past mistakes that may never be forgiven. All I want Is You is a great read with anguish and heartbreak. Forgiveness and starting over. And an uncertain future for all involved. Eli is out and proud though it causes issues between him and his coach father. His dad is What a great read. His dad is not excepting at all.
This is a point of tension between the two. But not only is he out, but he has a secret. He is in love with his best friend. Now all he can hope for is the feelings to be reciprocated as well. But that is not how things go down when the truth is revealed to him. Instead Turner and Eli become astranged. Now eight years later Eli has not returned home after leaving college and is about to go back for the first time.
He is extremely worried about how things will go down between him and his father. Considering things was left on bad terms when he left home, Eli does not have much hope of things being better between them. What he does not expect is for Turner to still live in their home town and for him to be basically a member of his family. So when he sees Turner again, the old feelings return along with some resentment as well. The question is, How will Eli handle the truth once he learns it? Is this the second chance that Turner always hoped to get or will Eli turn tale and run the opposite direction?
This was a great read about second chances. Not only a second chance for the two main characters but also a second chance to make things right between father and son. There is a lot of drama but it is a really great read!!! Was given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review Dec 02, ButtonsMom rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc-from-author , xd-assigned-read , purchased. Two of my favorite romance tropes in one story! I've been a huge fan of DJ Jamison's writing ever since I read Catching Jaime my first and still favorite book of hers over 2 years ago. All I Want is You is a wonderful Christmas story that combines two of my favorite romance tropes: second chance and friends-to-lovers and I loved it.
Eli and Turner were best friends until Eli kissed Turner when they were still kids. Turner's reaction told Eli that what he dreamed for would Two of my favorite romance tropes in one story!
Turner's reaction told Eli that what he dreamed for would never happen or would it? Turner is now out as bi-sexual and really regrets his reaction when Eli kissed him. At the time he was still coming to terms with his sexuality and he didn't handle it well when Eli kissed him. Now that Eli has come back home for the first time since he left years ago, Turner wants a do-over.
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Wow, this book had me from the start — actually right from when I read the blurb. Because I have loved DJ's other books, I was confident that this one would live up to the blurb and boy did it! It hit me right in the feels almost from the first page of the Prologue. I felt so bad for Eli and how he'd been treated as a teen after he came out. He'd been harassed and ridiculed not only by kids at school but also by his own father. It was for these reasons that he left home after high school and never returned until now. Fortunately, his father has mellowed a bit and their tense relationship gradually gets better.
I can't say enough good things about this story; it made me laugh and it made me cry — both sad and happy tears — my favorite kind of book. For me to say this book stands up against DJ's book, Catching Jaime, is one of the highest complements I can give it, but not only that, it stands up against other Christmas stories that I've read this year including ones by other well-known and favorite authors. Dec 06, Nica rated it it was amazing. This book tells the story of childhood friends, Eli and Turner.
Growing up in a conservative town, and the son of the high school coach has not made being gay easy for Eli. His comfort is his best friend, Turner, who is tough and athletic, and always defending him from any bullying. Eli has been in love with Turner for as long as he can remember, so he gathers all his courage and kisses Turner under the mistletoe, only to be rebuffed by Turner, dashing any hope he ever held for a romantic relati This book tells the story of childhood friends, Eli and Turner.
Eli has been in love with Turner for as long as he can remember, so he gathers all his courage and kisses Turner under the mistletoe, only to be rebuffed by Turner, dashing any hope he ever held for a romantic relationship with his best friend. Heartbroken by Turner's rejection and his father's painful refusal to accept him as a gay man, Eli leaves town and makes a life away from them.
But fate has other plans for them. It is a second chance at romance. There are many aspects to the book i really enjoyed. The tone of the story is definitely on par with the season, the descriptions are crisp and the emotions really stick to you, whether it's the crushing feeling of Eli's disappointment, or the jealousy he feels around Turner, or Eli's anger at his father's narrow mindedness. I also liked that Turner's attraction for women is never played down or seen as a negative, his bisexuality is simply a part of who he is.
Both men have to come to terms with how life has changed for them and how they see each other with respect to their past mistakes.
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I specifically appreciate that the characters are always taking risks with their emotions, which leads to them communicating with each other more honestly. The book has just the right amount of angst and emotional development, with lots of hot sexual tension, and a lovely happy ending to keep you warm for the holidays.
I can recommend them definitively! It's like failure in the whole line, dismissed, repeat the class Dec 25, Joy Avery rated it it was amazing. This was by far my favorite Christmas story this season!
All I Want Is You (Feat. Keyhole) (Xinobi Remix) by Kraak & Smaak | Free Listening on SoundCloud
This is my first book by this author and I am anxious to catch up with the rest of her work. The story combines my two favorite tropes which is second chance, and friends to lovers. Eli and Taylor had been friends since childhood. In high school, a kiss has unintended consequences. My heart hurt for Eli because his father who was the athletics coach, did not respond well when he came out and neither did the school or town. When he leaves a This was by far my favorite Christmas story this season! When he leaves after high school graduation, he doesn't plan to return.
But eight years later, fate draws him back to home where Turner still lives. The road to friendship and then love is not completely easy. But I loved the way the author laid the story out. Will his father accept him now? Will Eli fight for the love he needs and deserves?