Friends to Lovers: My Summer of Wes (Wes & Mal #1) by Missy Welsh

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I didn’t know. How could I? All through high school, I was beaten up and teased for being gay. But I wasn’t gay. Or didn’t think I was. Now Wes, the guy across the street who’s taken me under his wing and been the best friend I’ve ever had, won’t stop invading my dreams, hell, my every waking thought. Am I gay? Because I’m thinking I’d like to kiss him. Actually, I’m thinking there’s a lot more I’d like to do with his mouth and the rest of that tall, confident, muscular body. Ah, man… I’m so gay!

But what if he doesn’t feel the same way about me? And, Jesus, what about my parents? And those bastards from school are still around. And I’m supposed to go to college this fall… Shit, I need to sit down. I can’t breathe and I’m about to shake apart. Then Wes puts his hand on the back of my neck, gives me one of those encouraging squeezes and his bright smile, and everything’s okay again. Yeah, I’m hooked. Oh, boy…


This was such a sweet book! It’s been years since I read it and I’d forgotten how dang cute it is – and sexy!

Mal is still trying to figure out who he is when a new neighbor moves in. They start as friends but it’s soon that they realize they want more from one another. Together they explore their first love and for Mal, first sex.

At times it’s a bit sappy, but in an adorable way. The smexy times feel appropriate and not just for sex sake.

If you like new adult, coming of age stories, give this a try!

4.5 of 5 stars


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