Book Reviews

Love Is In The Title (Love Is In The... 1) by RJ Scott at Love Lane Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Young Adult / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 18-October-2015

Book Blurb

Luke requests songs for the late show with Roscoe. Songs that mean something to him and the people around him. Lately he has been requesting songs for the boy he watches from afar. The gorgeous dark haired blue eyed captain of the football team, Cameron.

One night, and the last request, and all of Luke's secrets spill. It seems though, that he isn't the only one with secrets.

 

Book Review

Merely being a teenager is difficult enough, but being one who is smart and openly gay makes life even more of a burden. It takes a special type of strength to endure the kind of torment which is launched at anyone who is different. Luke, in RJ Scott's 'Love is in the Title', handles the bullying with as much grace as possible. Not that it doesn't bother him, it does, but Luke tries to always take the high road, keeps his head down and just continues on his way, being as true to himself as he can.

Luke is in the midst of his first real crush. The object of his desire, Cameron, seems to be totally out of reach so Luke worships him from afar. To honor this love, he sends Cameron messages through the universal language of music by placing requests at a local radio station. He also secretly hopes that Cam will hear these “messages” and respond.

Cameron does hear Luke's message and responds by confessing that he is gay and lets Luke know that he's interested in having a relationship with him. Not having had to deal with this before, Cam is very naive; he thinks he can just step into his role as a gay man without repercussions, but Luke knows better. It hurts him to think of Cam losing his popularity and being shunned by the people who once claimed to be his friends; but he's also hoping they can weather the storm together.

I loved the way Luke and Cameron are portrayed as sweet, innocent, and guileless. I really wanted their relationship to succeed. I'd recommend this story to anyone who wants to read a sweet, but informative story about the challenges of being gay in high school. Thanks, RJ! You've touched my heart once again.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 23 pages/8086
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2011
Price $0.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.lovelanebooks.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=11