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Kieran & Drew You know most times when I think I know the way a books going to go I m normally completely way off I wish I had been wrong this time, sadly what I thought was going to happen did and so now I m a wreck.The characters in this book are extremely believable Kieran especially was a guy I could totally feel for His sense of worthlessness pulled at my heart and I wanted to beat his dad over the head at times Drew was another real character His way of handling things had me again wanting to infli You know most times when I think I know the way a books going to go I m normally completely way off I wish I had been wrong this time, sadly what I thought was going to happen did and so now I m a wreck.The characters in this book are extremely believable Kieran especially was a guy I could totally feel for His sense of worthlessness pulled at my heart and I wanted to beat his dad over the head at times Drew was another real character His way of handling things had me again wanting to inflict some pain, while at the same time I could understand his reaction That s not to say he wasn t a complete Douche Bag at times.I did have a few niggles for some side characters view spoiler The whole Tony story line Just who was he, and how did Kieran befriend him Why did he not speak I felt very let down that we never got to know him properly.The uncle storyline Why kill off a character so close to the end, and then immediately give us the HEA epilogue I hated that Drew s uncle had to die just for a few pages of grief stricken Drew and Kieran before the HEA At least that s how it felt to me, but as always that s just my personal feelings hide spoiler I did love Kieran s dads story even if it was predictable lol On the whole this is an emotional roller coaster read, and while I was pulled into the story from the start I did have a few niggles that stop me giving it a full 5 stars So, I slunk off during my lunch hour to the tiny office at the end of my ward to read the last 20% or so of this book And here a nurse found me crying over my kindle and asked me what the matter was I couldn t very well tell her that the gay romance between these two teenage boys is so sweet it is totally making me lose my shit So, I mumbled something about allergies. 3.75 StarsKieran is a senior at the high school in a small town He used to feel awkward and uncomfortable around other students He got bullied, has no friends, they thought of him as a freak He couldn t wait to escape this town and go somewhere far far away Drew s father divorced his mother five years ago and had his own brand new family He didn t really visit any or call Now, it was his responsibility to look after his mom she had agoraphobia So after graduation, he needed to be hom 3.75 StarsKieran is a senior at the high school in a small town He used to feel awkward and uncomfortable around other students He got bullied, has no friends, they thought of him as a freak He couldn t wait to escape this town and go somewhere far far away Drew s father divorced his mother five years ago and had his own brand new family He didn t really visit any or call Now, it was his responsibility to look after his mom she had agoraphobia So after graduation, he needed to be home Told in dual POV, 3rd person It s a standalone novel It s an emotional read, a bit angsty and slow paced This was my first read by this author and won t be my last All in all, I liked it and hope you enjoy it as well Oh, my, I m going to be the first and only person giving this novel a 2 stars so far I feel like a rebel lol But again, my rating will always an answer to the simple question In the end, do I like it or notAnd my answer for this is BIG FAT NO For one issue that feels personal to me, when it comes to life choices I ll explain in a minuteI don t have problems with Ms Gilbert s writing I like her writing I find both Kieran and Gilbert to be wonderful characters and them bein Oh, my, I m going to be the first and only person giving this novel a 2 stars so far I feel like a rebel lol But again, my rating will always an answer to the simple question In the end, do I like it or notAnd my answer for this is BIG FAT NO For one issue that feels personal to me, when it comes to life choices I ll explain in a minuteI don t have problems with Ms Gilbert s writing I like her writing I find both Kieran and Gilbert to be wonderful characters and them being young adults with the complications of feelings, choosing boyfriends over best friends, dealing with family and life choices, are making up for good reading But I have niggles Niggles that are important personally And one of them is BIG This is going to be long, so better prepared OneLike I said, I like Ms Gilbert s writing Except when she is taking that an elbow jab towards Twilight Not because I love the franchise I loved book 1 but then the series went down the hill for me but the way it is mentioned in this book isn t entertaining I know that I might sound petty and stereotyping but I cannot bring myself to believe that teenagers like Kieran and Drew, in a small town like Cedar Keys population 1,000 watch foreign language film with subtitles and easily throw names like John Ajvide Lindqvist.This coming from teenagers Really Yeah, again, I am stereotyping, and it s wrong, but I can t help rolling my eyes in disbelief Especially, it doesn t show up any in the whole book This liking indie foreign movie attitude Nope, they go back to American culture of movies and comic books in which Kieran nerding over the lightning sabre or Drew making reference to the famous boom box scene Which is waybelievable to me Throwing names like Lindqvist why not bring Stieg Larsson or Lasse Hallstr m that guy directed What s Eating Gilbert Grape , AWESOME movie while you re at it as a way to show that these teens are cooler than people who like Twilight Not so much.TwoSeveral things are bothering me because they re introduced then gone 1 Toby He comes He wrecks things He s gone What the hell I want justice for the kind of behavior he does to Kieran 2 Drew s uncle view spoiler having him shadowing Drew s life choice only to have him killed in the end, is just too predictable hide spoiler.ThreeDrew is being shitty to Kieran I understand his fear, he is a teenager after all But see, I m big on groveling in a book HUGE groveling Unfortunately, I don t feel that from DrewFourDrew also being shitty to Matt His best friend See 3FiveNow, this, this is where the book fails me Again, my reason is personal And as you can see, I m the ONLY reader who has problem with it I am never, EVER, a big fan in a storyline where one sacrifices his hopes and dreams for the name of love Maybe it s my upbringing My parents always taught me that I have to have dreams of my own and trying to achieve it is important Because life is short and regrets will not take you anywhere So what s my problem with this book view spoiler The fact that the book starts in the beginning on how Kieran wants to go out of Cedar Keys He wants to leave I know that it might be because he feels alone and unloved with a father who neglects him But I can t help to think that it s also a deep desire He is already accepted at American River College and it is written how Kieran figured a major in American Literature would suit him perfectly He d always liked English and reading perhaps if he could learn to conform to proper punctuation he d become a teacher, and then he could stand up for all the loner kids who had no one page 24 Then suddenly, all of this is GONE Because Kieran s father is preparing a restaurant for him without consulting Kieran first Because Drew begs him not to go, since Drew himself cannot go anywhere due to his agoraphobic mother Because Drew s uncle is killed and Drew DEFINITELY cannot go now And then the ending shows that Drew is a fireman it s Drew s dream and they have dogs again, Drew s dream and Kieran owns a restaurant which is a dream introduced by Kieran s dad hide spoiler Oh NO MAJOR NO Not for me I dislike this kind of plot Immensely Because I don t feel like any of that is Kieran s dream I feel like Kieran is the one making all the compromise He is the one even willing to be a secret because Drew is not yet comfortable with their relationship Yes, I m reacting strongly at it But it s a major issue for me MAJOR HUGE SIGNIFICANT.Which is why, I couldn t rate thisthan 2 stars meaning I dislike it, but not hate it I will still keep an eye on Ms Gilbert s books though since I love the other three of hers And remember, this is MY issues Your mileage may vary and you might not even see things in the same way So please, check other reviews first before you decide, yes PS Read Sunne s comment to my review Here and Here She has different perspectives to my issues and really valid points too I just don t see things the way she does, so we both agree to disagree But please, read hers so you can get acomplete picture before deciding Okay I have a thing for quiet unassuming books that innocently pull you in, giving the impression of being something you can easily put down because, hey there s really not much going on and you ve read something like this before only flashier, but then it s three hours later and your stomach is growling, you ve missed breakfast, none of your weekend to do list is getting done, and you don t give a fuck because you re hooked and would rather starve than close your Kindle Sure, nothing has changed I have a thing for quiet unassuming books that innocently pull you in, giving the impression of being something you can easily put down because, hey there s really not much going on and you ve read something like this before only flashier, but then it s three hours later and your stomach is growling, you ve missed breakfast, none of your weekend to do list is getting done, and you don t give a fuck because you re hooked and would rather starve than close your Kindle Sure, nothing has changed the pace is still pretty slow, the characters subdued and realistic, but that s just it You re practically inhaling the book because it s so simple and low key and engaging and just so damn earnest Kieran Drew is such a book.Kieran is the odd guy in school no one s friends with and Drew is the hot all American athlete everybody likes After Drew finds out Kieran has a crush on him, a friendship starts which is quickly followed by smexin in the art room They discover sex, themselves, and I try to find other cliches I can stick in this review to help me describe the guys growth as they navigate their senior year in high school.Superficially, it was the usual geek and jock story that had coming of age and GFY OFY elements in it At its core, it kinda was the usual geek and jock story that had coming of age and GFY OFY elements in it There was a comic geek whose dad didn t pay him any attention, a jock who had his own family issues, a homophobic asshole, teenagers and their random acts of casual cruelty, and a good dose of teenage drama and angst.The thing, though, was it was all written in such a way that you felt the angst and the drama and all the other plot things without being repeatedly hit over the head with it Nothing was overdone and the MCs were such likable characters that any issues I may have had dim in the light of their simple but relatable narrative.Kieran presented his story with blunt self reflection that prevented him from coming off as whiny or pathetic He could also have come off as ungrateful or heartless a time or two, but he was just honest enough about what drove him that I forgave him before I even started to think about disliking him Also, high school is brutal and you sometimes need a dose of selfishness just to help you survive.But while I prolly could relateto Kieran, this book worked as well as it did for me because of Drew and his quiet strength I read a sample of another book before I picked this up and decided to pass because the MC in that was pretty much slapping people s faces with his balls And not in a kinky way More like in a getting all up in people s faces unnecessarily and making random growly threats just so they can see how badass I am kinda way Such a turn off Anyway, Drew was nothing like that He didn t need to pull his pants down to show people he has balls of steel He just went on being nice and kind and considerate and a pillar of fucking strength for the people he cared about You didn t need to see his balls to know he had them and he didn t need to slap you in the face with them to show their strength They were like ninja balls The flow of the story was admittedly slow, but I never even once thought of it as dragging Kieran s and Drew s POV were both engaging that you feel good and satisfied even when there was really nothing much going on And I loved that they both only ever came out on page to the people they care about I mean, public outings have the drama I pretty much live for when it comes to my GFY OFY books, but this was in keeping with Kieran and Drew s relationship Nothing flashy or too dramatic, but still sincere and touching So, with all this understated awesomeness that I only recently realized is like catnip for me, why am I not giving this book 5 stars Well, it was the geek part of it, you see I mean, I buy the fact that Kieran s a comic book and creepy movies geek However, some of the mentions of the usual pop culture geek stuff came through as a bit trying too hard You know, like when a teacher uses teenage lingo to show how hip they are but coming off as patronizing assholes I d say it s me and that I ve always had a problem with random mentions of Middle Earth or the Daleks in my romance books and that I ve always disliked it, but I ve read books that threw a shitload of pop culture stuff at me and loved it, so it s not me, book It s you.Also, the dig about Twilight and how books are better than movies Not appreciated I agree, but I didn t appreciate it I have no problems with characters having opinions about stuff, but if the two MCs have the exact same opinion, it feels less like their opinion andlike the author s And it really takes me out of the world the author worked hard to put me in I read something like that and I can almost feel the author elbowing me and going, Right Right.Small niggles, though, compared with how beautiful the story was told and how memorable Kieran and Drew were Recommended for those who like done to death stories with characters that stay with you not because they were too loud or different but because they were simple and ordinary sad but true, Kieran people never stay with their first lovesBut sometimes they do.I ve never stopped being around teenagers, even when I stopped being a teenager myself This story had one the most realistic portrayals of teenage behavior I have ever read.There is no melodrama here, but there is angst which, thankfully, doesn t override the story The conflicts are real Bullying Teenagers who feel that they don t fit in Parents who mean well, but they screwed up somewhere along the way, and npeople never stay with their first lovesBut sometimes they do.I ve never stopped being around teenagers, even when I stopped being a teenager myself This story had one the most realistic portrayals of teenage behavior I have ever read.There is no melodrama here, but there is angst which, thankfully, doesn t override the story The conflicts are real Bullying Teenagers who feel that they don t fit in Parents who mean well, but they screwed up somewhere along the way, and now they re the enemy Kids that have to be the parent in the family Decisions about the future.The characters are real They make mistakes Sometimes they re selfless, some others they re selfish They re scared but try to act tough They make mistakes They talk rude, or they can be incredibly sappy THEY MAKE MISTAKES And they forgive so easily Because teenagers I would never forgive an older version of Drew for his behavior towards Kieran But come on.can you honelstly blame a 17 year old jock for being scared shitless and running away after falling for a guy Also, there is sex Just the right amount I love that the author did not shy away from it like it often happens with this subgenre Not because I m a perv, which I am, but because teenagers, especially 17 18 year old boys are horny all the time, and they do have sex Here, the sex was just right Awkward and imperfect, but new and enthousiastic, frantic but also sweetYou re totally terrified Uh, well maybe just a little bit I m mostly really happy about hopefully having sex for the first time, though I like that we re people always remember their firsts, don t they He looked up at Drew and fisted his hand in the front of his T shirt They remember always, even when they re long gone and it was forever agoIn the end, everything comes together so beautifuly Every detail throughout the story, matters to the ending The epilogue is perfection.The trope of this book might be common, but the execution was perfect It will stay with me, and although I m very picky with YA NA books, I can highly recommend this one Ah, what a lovely, heart warming story that I couldn t put down I literally read the whole thing in one sittingwell, I may or may not have stopped to take a potty break Honestly, everything about this story was predictablefrom the beginning to the middle to the end There were absolutely no shocking plot twists and no single moment where I shoutedWhat the fuck just happenedNo, there was nothing exciting like that Just two high school seniors, opposites yet soul mates, discovering Ah, what a lovely, heart warming story that I couldn t put down I literally read the whole thing in one sittingwell, I may or may not have stopped to take a potty break Honestly, everything about this story was predictablefrom the beginning to the middle to the end There were absolutely no shocking plot twists and no single moment where I shoutedWhat the fuck just happenedNo, there was nothing exciting like that Just two high school seniors, opposites yet soul mates, discovering each other and then proving that first loves really can stay together forever It was sweet It was sad It was funny It was even a little smutty at timesbut overall, it touched my heart and made me smile That was all I needed for tonight 4.5 StarsI think I just fell in love.I adored EVERYTHING about this story maybe with the exception of that cover deceptively ominous much I was fully engaged for every single second of this sweet, unassuming love story Kieran and Drew were equally endearing and so very relatable Their coming together was so beautiful and honest and tender and romantic and realistic and several other lovely descriptive words that I won t bore you with further I laughed, I cried, I sympathized and then I 4.5 StarsI think I just fell in love.I adored EVERYTHING about this story maybe with the exception of that cover deceptively ominous much I was fully engaged for every single second of this sweet, unassuming love story Kieran and Drew were equally endearing and so very relatable Their coming together was so beautiful and honest and tender and romantic and realistic and several other lovely descriptive words that I won t bore you with further I laughed, I cried, I sympathized and then I cried again, for good measure And thanks to that much appreciated epilogue, I was left with a dopey grin on my face and a ridiculously happy heart L.A Gilbert is now officially on my radaradds another treasured book to my favourites folder GAHHHH Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back IN I can t get out of YA landummmyes, I quoted the Godfather to describe my YA kickand yes, I am sorry for that 3.5 strong starsagain Ok, okso since I am, admittedly, in a YA phase I can write this review w o being embarrassed of how much I really enjoyed this book Yes, it s formulaic In fact, for the first 1 2 of the book, I was having some serious d j vu It was plot point by plot point the exact same book GAHHHH Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back IN I can t get out of YA landummmyes, I quoted the Godfather to describe my YA kickand yes, I am sorry for that 3.5 strong starsagain Ok, okso since I am, admittedly, in a YA phase I can write this review w o being embarrassed of how much I really enjoyed this book Yes, it s formulaic In fact, for the first 1 2 of the book, I was having some serious d j vu It was plot point by plot point the exact same book as the other YA I had read the day before and at the time, with characters that were less charming and adorable to me But, what this book did well it went BEYOND that formula All the things I was complaining about in my head for the first 1 2 I don t get their chemistry I don t find the characters that developed No way this goes beyond 3 stars for mewere all faced head on and dealt with Nothing swept under the carpet It felt like a Part 2 and I liked itandas I continued to read it Kieran is the social outcast, the lonely, awkward boy But he was not weak as this type of character is oftentimes written to be And I really grew fond of him as he started to grow into himself Plus, he s like uber awesome sci fi, graphic novels fan adorbs.Drew is the popular jock, terrified of being outed, with the weight of the world on his shoulders I loved this kid Despite his confusion and his inability to handle it all, his heart was so pure HE was the one I wanted to take into my arms and take care of Their relationship was nothing really outside of physical in the beginning But, as their second chance came around, I really came to enjoy the friendship and love they were building The author did such a good job of writing real teenaged boys teasing each other, struggling to open up and be vulnerable to one another and even their fears of the unknown in intimacy just good stuff The end was predictable but the epilogue was a nice the end to the story Really enjoyed this one a tiny bit of angst and a whole lot of sweet Kieran Appleby can t wait until graduation to escape his life in the Keys His only friend is the school janitor, his father doesn t talk to him, and Kieran doesn t know how to mention he s gay No wonder he daydreams about college anywhere but Florida High school baseball star Drew Anderson has only wish in life to be able to care for those he loves With an absent father, an agoraphobic mother, and a closet he s not ready to come out of, he can barely stand under the pressure No one knows how alone he feels When Drew finally notices Kieran s long time crush, it jumpstarts a relationship that introduces them to sex, intimacy, and love Neither has ever been this happy But lasting happiness is evasive, and Kieran s desperation to get out of Florida and Drew s desire to stay and care for his family cannot be reconciled ❴Reading❵ ➻ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk his father doesn t talk to him 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About the Author: L.A. Gilbert

L.A Gilbert currently lives in a small British town where not much of anything ever really occurs Jumping from job to job, she has no real qualifications in anything and is blithely proud of it Between spectacularly failing driving test after test, she generally spends her free time reading about beautiful gay men, if not attempting to write about them She is perhaps not the most outgoing of people, but is certainly one of the most cheerful.Her aspirations are to eventually leave England and see a real, live whale London s zoo is poorly lacking in that respect and to perhaps one day hold in her hands a published copy of her own work.One down.


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