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Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do...
Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…
“What is wrong with me?” Again finding myself talking out loud to no one.
I rub my eyes and turn my head to the left. There on the window of the coach’s office is a posed photo of this year’s basketball team.
Kyle stands in the center of the back row. He’s the only guy smiling. All the other ones have on these stoic, tough guy jock faces. I can’t help but smile back. I think about brushing his hair back off his forehead, which is not something I would ever do in real life but I think about doing it all the time. Kyle pays better attention when his hair isn’t in his way.
The Gideon in my head does something completely unexpected then. He runs his hand down Kyle’s cheek and moves it around to the back of his neck, before pulling him closer and pressing their lips together.
The Gideon sitting in the locker room suddenly can’t breathe.
"It really was everything I had hoped it would be. . . If you need a cute romance to end your summer with, read this. It’s sweet. It’s adorable. It’s full of emotions. It’s one of the best romances I’ve ever read, and I’ll be reading this one again multiple times." —Here's to Happy Endings
"This book is sweet and fun and all sorts of adorable. It was a typical, simple high school romance, but it was kind of nice to see one of those with LGBT characters—without a lot of angsty complications. . . If you’re a fan of cute YA romance, this book will hit the spot." —Feed Your Fiction Addiction
"Such a fun, adorable read . . . another fun addition to Hall’s repertoire of swoonworthy reads." —Good Books & Good Wine
"Atmospheric and heart-warming . . . [Kyle and Gideon] have the kind of friendship we all wish we had. They know one another to the core of their beings. I have some real friendship goals right now, because of the two of them." —Hit Or Miss Books
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