Tamsyn and Rodrigo have been the best of friends for as long as they can remember. From diapers all the way through college they have leaned on each other through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Their relationship has been almost like that of siblings, but lately there have been more subtle looks and touches. Unknowingly, each is interested in the other but there is only one problem, Rodrigo is gay.
Rodrigo is the president of his university’s LGBTQA Association. Even though he doesn’t have the sexual experience to “prove” it, he has associated as gay his entire life. So when he has the opportunity to pursue a relationship with his rock star crush, will he finally be able to wear the title of president in good faith? Or will his feelings for Tamsyn get the best of him? And what about Tamsyn? Unknown to Rodrigo she’s been in a relationship with a woman for a couple of months. What will Rodrigo do when he finds out that Tamsyn hasn’t exactly been forthcoming in her own sexual background?
Coming Out is on the spicier side of YA. I would definitely recommend it for older teens, especially for those that feel like they’re on the outside of the LGBTQ community, when they’d like to be more involved. This story could easily be translated into different genders, expressions, or couplings, and still convey the message of acceptance at an awkward point in our lives; that time when we’re supposed to be “coming of age” but having more questions than answers.
Coming Out is a different kind of coming out story. It’s a laugh out loud, yet touching and sweet love story that questions what it truly means to love and how sometimes that connection transcends the labels that society puts on it. It proves that in the end, love is love.
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3491 KB
- Print Length: 330 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Howling Mad Press (12 July 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01HU8JMQC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 6 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,009,376 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)