Tobias Jackson grew up in Coburn, a town where the gay population equaled exactly one: him. Add that to the fact that his dream guy was his best friend's jerky older brother Levi Baxter, and it made hooking up virtually impossible.
Now home from college for winter break, Toby is a different person. He left Coburn for San Francisco, where he wasn't the lone gay guy and the only black kid in town. And yeah, he took advantage of what the city had to offer.
Apparently Toby isn’t the only one who’s changed. Levi’s not acting like the self-centered guy with all the answers that Toby remembers from growing up. Oh and Levi’s realized he's bisexual, which makes things a lot more interesting…
Heading back to college, Toby doesn’t expect to meet up with Levi again, despite him being in med school not far away. A surprise visit from Levi blows that assumption out of the water. As they spend more time together Toby sees Levi as more than just the fantasy. He’s complicated, unsure…he’s real. But if Toby can’t get out of the past and find the words he keeps locked inside himself, he’ll lose his chance at Levi for good.
This was an incredibly sweet, funny, sexy and emotional friends to lovers story.
But were they really ever friends to begin with? Not really.
Levi is Toby's best friend's older brother. He was off limits. Friend material or otherwise!
Two very different men, both broken in their own way. Each has a burden they carry. Feelings they keep inside.
Toby was quiet. He didn't know how to express his feelings.. afraid to get attached and rightly so due to his past with his family.
"You're good at words when you use them. I wish you did it more."
But Levi made him feel things he'd never felt before, things he didn't want to believe could be true.
Levi's just that type of guy. The one everyone flocks to. He's perfect in every way and you just can't help falling for him.
Sometimes it's the smallest sacrifices, the smallest ways you try to make someone happy that mean the most.
This was a beautiful story of discovery, friendship, learning to overcome adversity and ultimately finding love.
There were moments that I laughed out loud.
There was sexual chemistry and beauty.
And then there were the tears.
More than once, let me tell you!
I loved every word of this book and devoured it in a day!!!
There isn't too much that can be said about a five star book that truly moves you.