Tate “Talker” Walker has spent most of his life hiding his scars under a bright punk facade, and until he sat next to Brian Cooper on a bus, it worked. But Brian has spent his whole life being the invisible man, and he’s used to looking below the surface. What he sees in Talker is a fragile and lovable human being.Brian is outwardly straight, but Talker is desperate for love, and when Talker’s behavior leads to some painful consequences, Brian is forced to come out of his closet-in dramatic fashion. He’ll do anything to make sure Talker sees that he’s the Prince Charming Talker has always needed.
Brian is a homeschool college student who has a hard time relating to people. He meets Tate “Talker” on the track bus and they instantly become friends.
Over time, Brian begins to realize that his lack luster relationships with girls probably stem from the fact that he’s gay and in love with his best friend, Talker. But by now Talker only sees Brian as his “friend” and since Talker has shared his intimate secrets Brian doesn’t know how to get Talker to see him as that boyfriend he’s been searching for.
This is part one in a series and sets up the complicated relationship between Talker and Brian. We learn the painful back story that is Talker’s distant and recent past. Brian has growing to do as well and it’s his own coming of age story.
The relationship between them is immediately deep so watching them transition from friends to lovers felt really natural even though the painful parts of Talker’s life make it hard to read at times.
I loved this series so much and highly recommend it.
4.5 of 5 stars
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