In this sexually explicit tale of m/m romantic erotica, Jake, a high school senior, is school jock and popular, but he really doesn't have it all. Derek, an out-of-place geeky guy, is just as lost at school and in his life. Follow their story as they realize how much in common they really have, which sets them apart from the rest of their school, or does it? This steamy and erotic gay romance offers you the insight into their struggles and triumphs.
I received Jake’s Story from the author for an honest review.
When I first started reading about Jake, a nineteen year old captain of his high school basketball team, I imagined the captain of my high school team. Big mistake. Jake is nothing like the jock we all envision or have experienced in our school days.
First off, he isn’t a pompous jerk to the other cliques, especially to Derek, who is a proudly gay young man. Derek and Jake are thrown together when Derek begins to tutor Jake in chemistry. As I write this I grin, having not caught the pun while I read it, but it isn’t the physical chemistry that brings the two together. At least not initially. As you can imagine, Derek’s home life was rocky as his parents came to terms with his sexual orientation. Whereas Derek’s abuse was emotional and mental, Jake’s was physical. A physically abusive father, a browbeaten mother, it takes drastic action before his mother can make a choice to protect herself and her children.
As their friendship grows, so does Jake’s realization that he is physically attracted to Derek. Without giving spoilers away, Jake explores his attraction and discovers there is more than sex and friendship between the two. I enjoyed reading this story of love and friendship between two young adults. Their ability to open up about their relationship, gives others within the school to come forward.
While I found it hard to believe kids would be receptive of their sexual orientation in my small town, I tried to concentration on the love story at the root and was left wishing Jake’s story was much longer showing us how his love story truly developed.