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Coming of Age #BookReview Bigger Love by Rick R Reed #YA #MMRomance


It is really wonderful to read about a teenager who has a fantastic relationship with his mother. The love between Truman and Patsy was the foundation that set out his characterisation and allowed him to bloom.

Truman is ready to blow his small town life and has his sights set on the big city light. But first he has to get through his senior year and the senior year production. Things start looking up when he lands a big role and get even better when he finds out the boy (Mike) he has a crush on is also part of the production.

But things get complicated when it seems Patsy is falling for Mike's father and of course drama unfolds around his friends and the school production. It won't be teenage life without drama.

We don't get to see much of Truman and Mike interacting until more than half-way through the story. And for some of it Mike isn't exactly likeable. 

In my opinion, this reads more like a YA coming-of-age story than a romance novel. And if you approach it from that perspective, then you should fall in love with Truman like I did.

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Disclaimer: I volunteered to review this book.

Length: 60,332 words
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


Truman Reid is Summitville High’s most out-and-proud senior. He can't wait to take his fierce, uncompromising self away from his small Ohio River hometown, where he’s suffered more than his share of bullying. He’s looking forward to bright lights and a big city. Maybe he’ll be the first gender-fluid star to ever win an Academy Award. But all that changes on the first day of school when he locks eyes with the most gorgeous hunk he’s ever seen.

Mike Stewart, big, dark-haired, and with the most amazing blue eyes, is new to town. He's quiet, manly, and has the sexy air of a lost soul. It’s almost love at first sight for Truman. He thinks that love could deepen when Mike becomes part of the stage crew for Harvey, the senior class play Truman's directing. But is Mike even gay? And how will it work when Truman's mother is falling for Mike’s dad?

Plus Truman, never the norm, makes a daring and controversial choice for the production that has the whole town up in arms.

See how it all plays out on a stage of love, laughter, tears, and sticking up for one’s essential self….


Real Men. True Love. 

Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at or Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband.


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