Harmony Ink Press
One Remy Babcock and Mikey Castelreigh are stalwart members of the Capital City Rowing Club's junior crew, pulling their hardest to earn scholarships to rowing powerhouses like California Pacific. Just a couple of all-American boys, they face the usual pressures of life in an academic hothouse and playing a varsity sport. Add to that the stifling confines of the closet, and sometimes life isn't always easy, even in the golden bubble of their accepting community. Because Remy and Mikey have a secret: they're both gay. While Mikey has never hidden it, Remy is a parka and a pair of mittens away from Narnia. Mikey has always been open about wanting more than friendship, but Remy is as uncomfortable in his own skin as he is a demon on the water. After their signals cross, and a man mistakes Remy for a college student, Remy takes the plunge and hooks up with him. After a furious Mikey cuts Remy off, Remy falls to the pressure of teenage life, wanting to be more and needing it now. In his innocence and naivete, Remy makes mistakes that have life-long consequences.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gay/Lesbian; gay teenagers; same sex relationship
mother and father
Rainbow List, 2016 Young Adult Fiction
rowers; HIV; dating; hooking up; sexually transmitted disease; STD; friendship; staying in the closet; unsafe sex
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