Title: Loving Lakyn
Author: Charlotte Reagan
Genre: LGBTQIA, Young Adult, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies
Synopsis: Lakyn James is sixteen years old and hating every second of it. He was supposed to be done, he'd tapped out. End of story, unsubscribe here. Suicide "attempt", they said. His intentions had no "attempt" in them.
Re-entering normal life after ‘trying’ to take his own is weird. Especially when the world keeps going like it never happened. He still has to eat breakfast, go to school, and somehow convince a cute boy that he’s too damaged to date.
Scott White comes with his own problems, namely a habit of drinking too much and being indecisive about rather he wants in the closet, or out of it. Lakyn can’t stand him; he also can’t help smiling when Scott’s around.
Unfortunately - or fortunately - for Lakyn, life has decided to give him a second chance. He's not happy about it, but maybe, with a lot of hard work and a good therapist, he can learn to be. And maybe he can hold Scott’s hand at the same time.
No promises though.
Review: An absolutely amazing story that takes a hard look at what it's like to be a gay teen who's never felt love, and been abused and an outsider all his life. When an old friend, a semi-closeted gay teen comes back into his life, will Lakyn finally find the love, acceptance, and intimacy to warm his deadened heart? Or will it be too late to save his tortured soul? An unapologetic look at love, loss, and the struggle to be alive.
Where to buy: Amazon
About the Author: Charlotte Reagan is 23 years old; born, raised, and currently residing in a small town in Texas with her cat. She's been writing pretty much all her life, even when she was too young to know how to put her stories down on paper. Once she started she couldn't seem to stop! She still has boxes of old notebooks filled with ideas and plots that she never finished. She writes young adult romances focusing primarily on the LGBT+ community. She hopes to have lighthearted stories that bring hope, laughter, and maybe even a few tears. She can usually be found with her laptop or off traveling somewhere!The LGBT+ Community and LGBT books have always been a source of great support for her and she hopes that her books can maybe be there for someone else.