The First Boy I Ever Kissed Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08QW3GZS3
- Publication date : January 11, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 494 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 139 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B08R3GLCZF
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #151,686 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the year and a half they knew each other, Kim and Tommy became fast friends and nearly a bit more. But though Kim knew exactly what he was feeling towards Tommy, Tommy was still uncertain about his sexuality or willing to explore this side of him. They share one kiss on the night of their highschool's prom before Kim disappears from Tommy's world leaving both guys with a longing they can't shake.
This special kiss was Suki's gift to us this winter in her free "The First Boy HE Ever Kissed" which was available at the beginning of January through Prolific Works. But if you didn't manage to grab it back them, don't worry about it. It's still a part of this book. It's worth the read on it's own, I really enjoyed the glimpse before I started reading this one.
Getting back to Kim and Tommy's story.. Two years go by. Tommy has a steady job he is now leaving to pursue a bit of traveling. He is rather content in life even though his longing for the boy who got away never left. His last night on his job as a security guard they experience a break in and who he finds himself chasing? Kim.
I won't say more about what happens next, how Kim came to be there and what he was doing and why - not to spoiler anything. After all this isn't a very long novel (on the verge of being considered a novella). Let's just say seeing each other again rekindled everything they hoped they could have. But Tommy is scheduled to leave, he already has a plain ticket and Kim's life is a whole lot of mess. He might WANT to get out and ran into Tommy's arms but it's not that simple.
This book was as heartbreakingly beautiful as all of Suki's books are. I wasn't in the "best mood" while reading it. I was actually siting in a waiting room waiting for a probable surgery I didn't know I would be having just hours before. Nevertheless I was hooked from the first page. Maybe what made this book so perfect for that exact moment in time was the simplistic way Suki's characters tend to look at life and deal with life's worst situations. How could I NOT be optimistic about MY outcome when I could feel it in my bones these guys are going to have this WONDERFUL possibility to find both love and compassion and their own kind of Happily Ever After.
Grab it and read it. You won't regret it!
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There is just enough of a story here to make me want a longer novel about these two and how their time together began. If ever there was a good reason for evolving a shorter book into one that spanned more of the past then this one would be a contender. I find myself desperate to see how they grew up—Tommy being in foster care most of his life and Kim with a bipolar alcoholic mum. With the little bits of relationship clues the author does give us I find it only whet my appetite for more. One can argue that as novellas go this story is fairly complete and certainly very entertaining. There are some real nail biting moments for Kim in this story and that sparked a real desire to see these two young men get their happy ever after. I just greedily want more of their story.
If you are looking for a hard earned second chance at love with a virgin hero who loves a wounded and nearly broken boy then The First Boy I Ever Kissed is the story for you. Suki Fleet always gives a reader lots to chew on in her stories and they are most definitely beautifully romantic no matter how gritty they can be—this novella falls in line with those truths completely.
Tommy hasn’t had the easiest life, but most of the angst surrounds Kim. For the past two years, Kim has been forced to work with a brutal gang of criminals who have threatened his mentally ill mother. He would desperately like to get out, a desire that is heightened when Kim reconnects with Tommy. They were on the cusp of being high school sweethearts when the gang forced Kim to leave town without a word, and Kim would love to get to know Tommy again. But with Kim still struggling to free himself and Tommy due to leave shortly to go traveling abroad, it seems impossible for them to have any kind of relationship.
So, yeah, Kim and Tommy have issues to overcome before they can be together. it’s easy to see why they were smitten with each other--Kim is all impish charm, and Tommy is earnest and caring. They are both incredibly tender with each other as they finally get to act on the feelings of first love that have left them pining for years. Sweet is the perfect word for their romance.
It’s a quick read that should appeal to readers who appreciate stories where the leads struggle before they get their happy ending.
This review is based on a complimentary advanced reader copy; all opinions are my own.