Title: Life in a Nowhere Town (Sing Out #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Hanna Dare
Publication Date & Length: January 27, 2016 – 127 Pages
First kiss, first heartbreak, first love, first time… but not necessarily in that order.
The hit reality show, Singing Sensation, promises to make its winners big stars – but all Conor Gillis wants is to get out of his small town. It’s not the sort of place where a quiet, eighteen-year-old who loves the Beatles and playing guitar can expect to fit in.
Conor’s also pretty sure he’s the only gay person in town.
Well, except for one other person…
Derek Folsom is the kind of bad influence parents warn you about. He’s tough, rough, and always looking for a fight. He’s the last person anyone would suspect of being gay, in fact he’s likely to punch anyone who does suspect it. So why is he suddenly so interested in Conor?
Conor’s pinning all his hopes on auditioning for a TV show. It’s his only chance to realize his dreams, and escape all of these confusing feelings. But will he be able to find his voice… and his true self?
This is a book that not only has massive amounts of humor in it but it has some bullying, and some parts that made me tear up also.
Connor, I think, is really scared about not getting out of his small town along with the small mindedness. He wants bigger things for his life but I think he is wanting to be able to help his family with the financial burden and he also wants to sing and play to remember his mother.
Derek is the complete opposite of Connor. He is the person at school people are afraid of. He does not get close to anyone. He hides his true self from others but more importantly from himself. He has a I do not give a crap attitude but really I think that he is afraid of being disappointed and disappointing those that he cares about. And I think that he does truly care about Connor and he does not know how to show it.
I cannot wait to read the next book in this series to see if these two men are able to come together and admit to one another they have feelings for each other and I cannot wait to see how Connor does in LA. It should be very interesting to see what these get up too.
A writer-for-hire for more than ten years, Hanna Dare now writes what she loves to read: well-written, character-driven stories of men exploring their identities and discovering their own unique kind of happily ever afters… usually through sexytimes. Find Hanna on the internet enjoying pretty pictures, procrastination and caffeinated beverages.