Ter than he gets Watching him struggle and negotiate high school and his family while seeking emotional connection with others is both cringe worthy and uplifting I enjoyed this story I didn t love it like Sock it to Me Santa which is amazing but
It S A Lovely Story s a lovely story staying true to oneself regardless Random acts of indness they might be the one thing that makes someone s day week month or year Try them I surprise even myself how I m so easily sucked into the MM YA formula story bullied geek finds himself the attraction of the closeted jock sexual exploration angst hurt feelings sweet making up and HEA until graduation and sometimes beyond I love it I could read book after book of this story as long as the characters are likable No surprises here as far as the formula goes So duh I m going to like it I just don t love itJamie our MC is almost TOO na ve The first few times he was moved to tears I felt the emotion But by the 100th time I was rolling my eyes Me Heartless biotchDonovan dudewhat the heck s HIS problem What an epic jerk Did we find out exactly why he was such as assJamie s mother was despicableHis father 180 d almost too easilyHis brother is your classic little brat The best friend meh whateverI don t even remember her nameAlex almost TOO well adjusted for a popular high school id David UmmmI now I m not the only one who thinks it s weird that a high school id UmmmI now I m not the only one who thinks it s weird that a high school id into BDSM rightThe only real standout for me was Zach I love that
kid What a sweetie I heart Madison Parker and loved Sock it What a sweetie I heart Madison Parker and loved Sock it me Santa It s a decent follow up from her Good not great Entertaining but not a standout If you have 100 books on your TBR and 10 of those are YA you can pass on this one 325 starsNot there yet by there I mean the 4 stars category p There are some things I like some that I feel disappointed with This was a buddy read with several people where there were also discussions among us BECAUSE of that this opinion is LESS of a review and about my feelings throughout AND THERE WILL BE SPOILERS For coherent review please see others The things I liked Lucas passion to music was wonderful Alex was a wonderful wonderful friend I liked him a lot Boo was a cute endearment The poems were wonderful as well The father surprised me At first I thought that I would dislike him That he would be one of those typical fathers that were portrayed as rigid and un accepting But turned out that he was one of the characters who progressedThe things I disliked Lucas was a bit too naive which was nice at first but he didn t really improve Except when he was talking about music And on account that I might offend some people I did feel that there were too many waterworks scene here The female characters did not have any ind of evolution The mother was just weird At first I thought she would be the supportive mom but as the story progressed she got me all riled up for ignorant to what Lucas what was going through The tennis talk Didn t work for me While Trish the best friend annoyed me when she was being slightly pushy about matchmaking Lucas and Donovan The twist about Zach view spoilerhow he liked BDSM hide spoiler 35 starsObviously spending time thinking about how to review didn t help I still have mixed feelings so I think its best I jot down a few likes and dislikes instead More detailed and insightful reviews from Camille Ami Mandy which I agree with mostlyWhat didn. Nd a friendMuch to his dismay both his mom and a schoolmate are determined to find him a boyfriend despite the fact Lucas hasn’t come out to them His mom chooses a football player who redefines the term “heartthrob” while Trish pushes him toward the only openly gay boy at Providence High But Lucas is harboring. I haven t reviewed this book right after reading it and now I can t for the life of me remember either the storyline or the characters It can t be a good signI remember that I enjoyed it for
some mysterious reason so 2 stars 35I pre ordered this one when I saw it was from the author of mysterious reason so 2 stars 35I pre ordered this one when I saw it was from the author of It To Me SantaThat is still one of my favorites one of the cutest most adorable YA story ever I had high hopes for this story and in a lot of ways it was a If you don t play with your heart no one will truly listen I want to pepper this book with The Friend Zone kisses Madison Parker melted my cold cold heart once again into a big ole puddle of love DPut yourself out there Open up Talk Share Fall in love Soooo much easier said than done Especially for Lucas Tate an introverted sensitive effeminate gay 17 year old boy trying to find friends love and his voice in the world A beautiful sweet teary eyed cutie that will have you cheering hoping and choking back tears from pretty much page one Myindle went all blurry on me than once The boy stole my heart With tension and loneliness at home and school Lucas has enough to handle But throw in a talent show bullying poetry sex boys and boys wellyou get one adorable journey through life love and high school with Cyndi Lauper and a HUGE heart setting the beatThis book is chock full of characters to cherish and hold close to your heart Every single character was filled with love magic flaws and fumbles Zach Alex Mason Trish Lucas and Donovan all tugged on my heart strings Jerks jocks friends and lovers They are all in here What
s the difference between issing someone you like and respect and one the difference between issing someone you like and respect and one don t Tingles blushes heat and toe curls of course Lucas learns the stomach flipping differences and so much along the way Warmth and love fill this journey with inspiration and support I just want to hug and sueeze this book to bits Surprisingly I didn t want to shelter or protect Lucas in a hug though Every so often you might hear me utter the I want to put him in my pocket and Alpha (Shifters, keep him safe line Haha But with Lucas I wanted him to learn how to stand up for himself Get out there You can do it Sorry I m rambling now It is so hard to break down this plot without spoiling so I ll just shout out some love and get the hell off the pageAlex Alex Alex view spoilerThis boy single handedly restored my faith in teenage humanity sigh You are the sweetest bubble of love floating around those high school halls hidden away under your dude jock ways D hide spoiler I fell in love with Madison Parker while reading Sock it to Me Santa This book is exactly what you d expect as a followup to that short story sweet like candyfloss dipped in glittery rainbow sprinkles view spoilerZach hide spoiler Self acceptance and valuing oneself It s importantThis is the cute version of high school with it s rampant apathetic to viciously hostile treatment of other Lucas Tate is a smart guy and brilliant pianist There s two strikes against him Oh yeah and he s beautiful Not like catalogue beautiful but beautiful bordering on ethereal or effeminate Of course this attracts attention Usually when some idiot s deciding to be an epic ass for performance points Ahhh the inane cruelty of adolescence Anyway this runs the young adult gamut of decisions about voice body ownership bullying friendship misconceptions and assumptions Lucas is a nice guy and honestly deserves bet. Fairy Tate Twinklefingers Lucy Lu Will the taunting ever end Lucas Tate suffers ridicule because of his appearance and sensitive nature When he’s not teased he’s ignored and now he doesn’tnow which is worse His one comfort in life is his music; he feels unloved by everyone What he wants than anything is to fi. ,
T work Lucas I don t want to sound heartless or unsympathetic the sob fest was too much every bad situation had the boy crying it put me off The mother came across as a bit of a nut strange lady no wonder Lucas was a bit messed up her advice and comments were unbelievable silly The father was aloo 35 starsThis was a really cute book by new to me author Madison Parker It had some in it that I really enjoyed but a lot that
also bugged The good1 I really liked the character of Alexbugged me The good1 I really liked the character of Alex unrealistic as he might be He was so self assured and so well adjusted that I had a weee bit of trouble believing that he was real high schooler I still fell for him nevertheless 2 That passion that Lucas had for his music I m happy that he pursued it despite the issues that he had with bullying at school 3 The earnest tone of the story It felt sweet and age appropriate 4 The character of Trish even though she was overly pushy at times The not so good1 The Hallmark movie of the week characters It felt like some of these characters were types which bothered me 2 The character of Lucas Over the top naive and almost childish seeming I thought he needed way evolution as a character 3 The brother He bugged me and I didn t warm to him even in the end 4 The rushed I love yous A huge pet peeve of mine in any story Date for than like a minute before you say I love you Come onWhat didn t bother me that other people didn t like 1 The view spoilerBDSM twist with Zach s ex boyfriend hide spoiler I did not particularly enjoy reading this The three stars are accorded because it wasn t terrible and there were a few good parts But overall I felt this book had no soul no pulse no heart It was written There were words But there was nothing that enlivened the paragraphs and chapters Sock it to Me Santa was a story that positively thrummed with passion and feeling with soul and electricity This one was technically proficient but was android likeAside from the soul lessness I did not like the characters I don t think Parker Whalerider knew her characters either It s like in Fiction workshops where professors tell and ask their students to be sure theynow what does your character eat for breakfast what is she afraid of most how does he part his hair what makes him angry what does she do when she s in love what physical imperfections does he have what model car does he drive what is her favourite outfit what is his favourite colour These may seem like really random details that are not at all pertinent to a murder plot for example But without these details nown to the author at least the character suffers from not being three dimensional suffers from never taking on a full persona Characters should wake the writer up at night and relate his or her story to said writer They should not be penned as they were in this book where they read like caricatures I won t give details for fear of spoiling anyone s upcoming reading experience but the sensitive soul picked upon put upon low esteem will be redeemed MC the Annie John mom the snarky snazzy evil ueen gay frat ish unsupportive bro brother distant daddy theatrical girl bestie etc are all prototypes and Parker does nothing to elevate them beyond the reuirements for the typical mm YA story tropeThe love story itself is generic as well And the ABC Family ending was ridiculous What I did like view spoilerZach was bossy in bed Nice hide spoiler. A crush on another boy one who writes such romantic poetry to his girlfriend that hearing it melts Lucas into a puddle of goo All three prospects seem so far out of his league Lucas is sure he doesn’t stand a chance with any of them until sharing his gift for music brings him the courage to let people into his hear.