- File Size: 935 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Publisher: Harmony Ink Press (April 1, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 1, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B073Q88LBK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Play Me, I'm Yours (Play Me, I'm Yours and Kid Confusion) Kindle Edition
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His "inner circle" consists of Trish, a theatrical girl who quickly becomes Lucas's biggest supporter, and Donovan, an overtly sexual out gay boy who introduces Lucas to a world of "firsts," Alex, a jock who befriends Lucas when he needs it, and Zach, the sweet boy who writes poetry so beautiful that it goes straight to Lucas's heart. This cast of "supporting characters" also makes the story interesting, and every now and then, Parker dabbles into their perspectives so we get a little more insight into their characters. I would have loved to have a friend like Alex when I was in high school--he and Trish are a great support system for Lucas, and that's something that he definitely needs. Mason and Donovan have their jerky moments, but their not unbelievable in their characterizations. Mason, in particular, gives Lucas a hard time for the majority of the novel, but the reader can feel what he's going through and know where he's coming from.
The story does have its sexual scenes, and Parker does not hold back, but they are key to understanding Lucas's character. It's an added bonus that these scenes are pretty hot, and you feel like you're right there with Lucas, experiencing the pleasure, the nerves and the awkwardness. Once again, the thoughts of a teenager are highlighted perfectly.
Through Lucas's disappointments and insecurities comes a story of a teenager looking for love, and going along on the journey with him is what makes this novel a must-read for fans of this genre. It gives a good message to stay true to who you are because although there will be tons of people who might reject you, there will always be people who love you. And watching Lucas find those people, and in himself, makes this a wonderful read.
Bottom line, I definitely recommend this book. It's a sweet, light read that grips you from page one and keeps you reading to the end. I am eagerly awaiting more from this author, and I would love to see a book about Donovan, though I'm not sure how likely that is. If you're looking for your next book to read and/or want an m/m romance set amongst school boys, this is a perfect choice!
I recommend "Play Me I am Yours" to those who are willing to challenge themselves to walk in the shoes of a sad, misunderstood and harassed teenager that feels life holds little hope. This is not a tragic story. Rather it is a story of a teenager and his family as the cope with Lucas's acceptance of himself as he opens up to others and his sexuality. There is a silver lining.
Personally, I like this story. As a 60-year old gay male, I too had to deal with my own homophobia towards effeminate males as I was angry as I thought others would assume that I all gay men are effeminate males. As I matured, I learned to appreciate each of our unique qualities. It is easy of anyone to fall into a trap of believing that it is okay to bully and disdain people that others find unacceptable. Being gay is a blessing as I am motivated to discover and let go of other prejudices that I carry.