Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.
Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.
This was an interesting read for me! I’ve never actually read a book that had an intersex character – but I have to say if that I loved how Durston didn’t just gloss over the fact that David was intersex.
On that note, I do love David’s character. We were first introduced to him in book 1 in this series (which you don’t actually have to read to be able to read this book), and it was great to see that he got his own book.
Bastien was an interesting character – there were times in the book that I felt horrible for him. Especially being outed the way that he was, but he did have his friends who were there to support him and be there for him when everything hit the roof.
The relationship between Bastien and David was interesting. I wasn’t 100% sold on the story, but I will admit that one thing that did make the relationship more believable was the fact that it wasn’t like these 2 just jumped each other. Bastien did go out and try dating, which ended up leading to him being outed. But he was given time to grow and find out what he wanted in life.
Overall – a really good addition to the series and I can’t wait to read more in the future.