Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Safe by C. Kennedy

Safe by C. Kennedy
No Boundaries Press
Short Story: 68pgs
4 Pants Off

They met at ten, they kissed at twelve, and were madly in love at eighteen. Caleb is the captain of the swim team and the hottest senior in school. Nico is small and beautiful and has an Italian father who rules with an iron fist. Literally. Nico is never safe from his vicious father. One morning Caleb forgets himself and pecks Nico’s lips at school. It just seems so natural. A teacher sees them and tattles to the Headmaster. Accidently outing themselves is the least of their problems. The ball set in motion by the school’s calls to their parents may get Nico killed.

YOUNG ADULT HEA: Gay Teen Love, Contemporary, Drama 

Caleb and Nico have been the best of friends since they met at ten at swimming classes. From twelve and on the boys realize that what they feel for each other is more than friendship and they must keep it a secret from others. With Nico suffering abuse from his father, his love for his best friend might very well cost him his life.

The books take us on a journey as the boys grow to adulthood. Their progression into sexual delights, and the jealousy that comes with hiding what they feel for each from their peers. When Caleb forgets himself and kisses Nico at school it unleashes a chain of events that could cost the boys to lose each other forever.

I have to say I really enjoyed reading this book, and liked Nico and Caleb a lot. I really had no problems with the sexual content in the book, because Nico and Caleb love each other so their actions weren’t frivolous. I don’t know about you but teens fool around and I would rather it be based on love. On that note, there is no actual intercourse, just an exploration of their growing feelings for each other.

There is a bit of sad angst offered up with Niko’s abusive dad, which add a little something to the story. Nico and Caleb’s friends also provide a realistic feel to their school life, and they really do come off as teenagers. The doubt, anxiety, and excitement that comes with growing up is offered up well and makes the story all that more believable. I really enjoyed it, and look forward to seeing Nico and Caleb again they are super sweet.

Crazy Talk: I don’t know why I thought this was a BDSM 0_o it really upped my perve to a completely new level. YA BDSM seriously did someone write that? LOL

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