Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sweet Boy and Wild One by T.L. Hayes


Graduate student Rachel Cole is feeling the weekend blues and heads to her favorite lesbian hangout, looking for Ms. Right Now. She is immediately attracted to a brown-haired, brown-eyed, flannel-wearing soulful singer named Bobby Layton. But when Bobby introduces himself to Rachel, Rachel questions things about herself—things like her own sexuality and her very identity. Could she be falling for this sweet boy?

Bobby Layton lost a lot when he came out as trans. And he's sworn off dating lesbians because dealing with hate from the straight world is hard enough. Who needs the drama? But something about wild girl Rachel Cole keeps him coming back.

Love may be enough to take them to unexpected places beyond their expectations.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Shannan☆☆☆
This is the first book I've read dealing with a transgender character and sexual orientation. I was excited to read it.

Rachel, a lesbian, has sworn off men completely. Rachel finds her herself attracted to Bobby, who she thinks is another woman only to find out that Bobby is transitioning. Rachel is unsure of how to deal with this revelation seeing that she isn't interested in men.

I was intrigued into Bobby's background story, his reasoning for transitioning, and his family's take on him. I felt the society issues on trans people were well explained in the beginning. But at some point, this major issue between these characters was sort of glossed over and they were trying to make it work. There were a few things that were left unanswered. I'm not sure if that was an oversight or left purposely for a follow-up book. If that is the case, it should have been noted that this is going to be part of a series.

I did like the book but. for me personally, I just needed just a bit more.



T.L. Hayes is just your typical overeducated, underemployed dyke, in the process of starting new journeys. She has held many jobs, including customer service agent, housekeeper, and polltaker. None of them has been as satisfying as writing, especially writing stories with predominately gay characters. She holds master’s degrees in English and educational studies, and an incredible amount of student loan debt. She has recently moved back to her home state of Illinois and is enjoying all four seasons again.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sweet Boy and Wild One by T.L. Hayes to read and review.

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