At eighteen, Ashley seems to have everything: looks, talent, and even a girlfriend. What more could a young man want? Yet something is missing, and he has to come to terms with his sexuality and the possible implications for his career in the public eye. He begins dating Chris but isn’t sure he’s head over heels in love. It’s not the knight-in-shining-armor feeling he always imagined.
When Ashley is offered a big modeling job, he leaves his university in small-town Canada for a very different life in sunny Los Angeles, California. There he meets a slightly older man who makes him feel like he’s in a storybook romance. But is Ashley ready for real love, or is it just infatuation? The world is spread out before him, at once limitless and daunting, full of endless possibilities one moment and opportunities cut short the next.
Ashley floats between certainty and confusion as he tries to unravel new feelings, deal with past pain, and decide what he wants from life—and who he wants beside him during the journey.
I don’t read, YA/NA, I find the characters just too immature for me to handle. THE only reason I picked this was because of the author. And his narrating skills.
That being said, I started and finished this with an open mind, and simply put loved it!
Did I find Ashley, young, too young, actually no. If anything the first ‘love interest’ Chris was the immature of the two, and he was years older.
So this book is told in two parts as it were, before L.A. and after.
Before, we have Ashley just coming to terms with everything, school, living out side of home, meeting new people, and figuring out for the first time his true sexual nature. In that we meet the first love, Chris and older college student that Ashley think the sun and moon raises and falls on. Me, myself, I never saw it. I never got the he’s the best ever, he’s dreamy, he’s perfect vibe. When these two were together. I did completely enjoy the story side, the three friends, trying for the play, jockeying for friendships. whisking away to L.A.
Then we have L.A. Ashley meets and at first is confused and holds strong his believe in him and Chris. But as time moves on and Chris shows he’s true colors we find yourself learning more about Mikal. This twosome I enjoy more, they seem to get each other better. No deeper worshiping or one sides affair.
And a nice closure and HFN ending. Perfect.