Friday, May 1, 2015

Knight of Ocean Avenue (Love in Laguna #1) by Tara Lain

How can you be twenty-five and not know you’re gay? Billy Ballew runs from that question. A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy’s life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three-time loser in the engagement department. Being terrified of taking tests keeps Billy from getting the contractor's license he so desires, and fear of his mother's judgement blinds Billy to what could make him truly happy.

Then, in preparation for his sister’s big wedding, Billy meets Shaz—Chase Phillips—a rising star, celebrity stylist who defines the word gay. To Shaz, Billy embodies everything he’s ever wanted—stalwart, honest, brave—but even if Billy turns out to be gay, he could never endure the censure he’d get for being with a queen like Shaz. How can two men with so little in common find a way to be together? Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue?

My review:
I received an ARC of Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.  Fortunately it isn’t hard to give this fantastic book a great review.  I may have used up this months quota of tissues though. 
I fell head over heels in love with Billy Ballew from the first page.  Billy is a good guy who is trying to do right by everyone.  He loves and supports his family but has had no luck finding the girl to give his mother grandkids. He meets out and proud Shaz—Chase Phillips and the sparks fly.  How can you be twenty-five and not know you’re gay? This book explores that and the growing relationship between Billy and Shaz.  Like any good romance this book made me laugh and cry and sometimes sigh but I loved every minute of it.

Buy links:
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