Friday, 6 January 2017
There Has to Be a Reason by Kate McMurray
Dave is enjoying his junior year at a big New England university, even if none of his relationships have been especially satisfying. He plans to hang around with his best friend Joe and focus on his studies until he graduates, and then he’ll figure out the rest.
Meeting Noel changes his plans.
Noel is strikingly beautiful and unlike anyone Dave knows. Something about Noel draws Dave to him—an attraction Dave doesn’t feel ready to label. And even if he was, why would Noel be interested in Dave? And what about Joe? He hates Noel and everything he represents, and he might hate Dave if he finds out about Dave’s secret desires. So Dave will have to keep those feelings hidden—along with his relationship with Noel.
But Noel has fought too hard for his identity to be Dave’s dirty secret. Will Dave tell the truth and risk the life he’s always known… or live a lie and risk losing the love of his life? There Has to Be a Reason by Kate McMurray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hiding in the closet is never easy. Especially when you have a crush on an openly gay guy, out and proud.
Met in a weird circumstances, Dave cannot help himself but attracted to Noel. While he's still having a girlfriend. I think it's only a denial on Dave's side that he keep dating a girl instead finding it in a boy. Well, until Noel.
Dave's struggling with his sexuality actually irked me in the beginning. With girl and all.
But this is somehow, an interesting story, and keep going.
They're dating, finally. But Noel hated being a dirty secret of Dave, and I feel for him. I wanted to smack Dave in the head when he treated Noel that way, good thing is, Noel did what he need to do.
Dave need a lesson to learn.
I know it's hard to admit that you are gay, and realized that you attracted to a guy instead of a girl, confused you. Dave obviously need 'more' time to adjust his sexuality.
But then, there's Noel. Is that worth it losing Noel? For his insecurity?
Or he need to look back and fight for it?
Because, happiness is worth fighting for. And be who you are with someone you love, priceless.
* I received the ARC from Dreamspinner press in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*
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