REVIEW: “YOU ARE THE REASON” by Renae Kaye

you are the reason

TITLE: You are the reason
AUTHOR: Renae Kaye
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Bree Archer
GENRE: Contemporary
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: Yes
SERIE: The Tav series
PRICE: $ 6,99 e-book on Dreamspinner Press Store
LENGHT: 239 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 7th, 2015

 

BLURB: Davo’s a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fully accepts that he’s gay, but doesn’t want to be one of those gays who are girly. He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme—including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutes.

Then Davo’s friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl. Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub. That’s where he meets Lee, cute from her cherry-red hair to her pretty little dress and pointy red shoes. Davo is charmed—but how is that possible? He’s gay. Isn’t he? Then Lee tells him he’s actually a guy—he just likes to wear women’s dresses occasionally. Thoroughly confused about an attraction that’s out of character for him, Davo begins the long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks.

 

lorraineI knew within reading the first few pages that this book was going to hit my “top 10 reads of 2015” list, now that I’ve finished it, I can officially state that it’s been elevated to my “top 3 reads of 2015” – it was that good.
I was chuckling right from the start, turning into big fat tears of laughter as I read more, my laughter getting louder and louder with each page, in the end I was looking warily around in case people in white coats turned up with a straight jacket!
Davo (only Dave to females) is “not one of those gays” oh no! he’s more like a gay homo-phobe – a gay man’s man! There is nothing femme about our Davo, , he learnt his lesson well when he used to play with his My Little Pony collection and getting beaten-up at school, he now does only “manly” things and pink is banned, pink is not a colour that Davo associates with. As he says “I may like dick, but I’m not a pussy”. But he does have a secret weapon – his own personal Oracle, “Mr. Magic 8 Ball” (read the book).
On the other hand, we have Lee. Lee is “femme” through and through, he’s small and compact, a natural beauty with flamming red hair. He’s loyal, kind-hearted, comes from a great family that love him for being “Lee” and…….he likes to occasionally cross dress! In other words, Davo’s complete opposite and nightmare.
They meet. Davo, being Davo, automatically assumes that Lee is a woman. This confuses him greatly. He analyses everything in his own created bubble of “non-femme gayness” and cannot understand why Lee is sexually attractive to him and that he also he likes her as a person! And so their journey begins…
The author really comes into her own in this book. The way she explained Bobby as a transgender and the lack of acceptance, was expertly handled. The poop scene was amazing! Jake, Patrick and of course, little Maxine was a delightful to read, especially the way Jake’s taken to parenthood and Patrick’s clever handling of Jake, all worthy of 5*. I wish I could give more – it deserves more!
Read this book, it’s cleverly written, it’s adorable, it’s hilarious and fun, the sex scenes put the sun to shame and it’s all packed in within 220 pages. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

infinito 5e

****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

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