Superhero by Eli Easton
It’s not easy for a young gay artist like Jordan Carson to grow up in Jefferson, Wisconsin, where all anyone seems to care about in middle school and high school are the sports teams. But Jordan was lucky. He met Owen Nelson in the second grade, and they’ve been BFFs ever since. Owen is a big, beautiful blond and their school’s champion wrestler. No one messes with Owen, or with anyone close to him, and he bucks popular opinion by keeping Jordan as his wingman even after Jordan comes out at school.
Their friendship survives, but Jordan’s worst enemy may be himself: he can’t seem to help the fact that he is head-over-heels in love with a hopeless case—his straight friend, Owen. Owen won’t let anything take Jordan’s friendship away, but he never counted on Jordan running off to find a life of his own. Owen will have to face the nature of their relationship if he’s to win Jordan back.
This was a super sweet YA story. It was shorter than I thought it would be. The story shows the development of the relationship between the two main characters from meeting in second grade to college sophomores. The story contains little that is surprising.
The writing was good. The beginning of the story is very slow. I know this is part of the development of the story, but it just didn’t draw me in. After the boys hit high school I was more into the story as more happened and developed.
I wanted to really like this book. I did like it but was unable to connect to the story so didn’t love it. The characters just felt flat and the ending was swift and a little too pat. Still it was enjoyable and as a YA I think the ideas behind it will appeal to a younger audience.
Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014, in Book Review, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Short Story: 1-100 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged Eli Easton, Harmony Ink Press, M/M Romance, Short Story, Three Roses, YA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.