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Crush (UK Edition) [Paperback]
Author: Laura Susan Johnson
Crush (UK Edition) [Paperback]
Also available as an ebook.

NOTE: This edition has been revised for UK English readers and is only for those over the age of 18, as it contains content that may be considered offensive to some readers.

Born to a single mother, Tammy is a handsome, athletic senior in an American small-town high school, his loneliness masked by his popularity and charisma. Jamie is an undersized, extremely shy, soft-spoken freshman—a stranger in town.

Tammy and Jamie are soul mates, but their love is thwarted for years by bad timing, fear of ridicule, and the damage that lingers long after childhood trauma.

Whilst both are plagued by the fear of ridicule and hostility from friends in school and church, their eventual love affair proves to be an unprecedented challenge to both of them, igniting a bitter, heart rending battle within their small community, pitting love and acceptance against hatred and bigotry.

Crush is a graphic, candid portrait of two young gay men whose relationship is deeply affected by the scars they carry into adulthood, and told with a raw honesty. This is not escapist reading by any stretch of the imagination, as it contains powerfully emotional, explicit and sometimes disturbing passages of abuse and sexual gratification. This book goes far beyond ordinary shallow sexuality and where most authors fear to tread.

Can Tammy and Jamie's love survive the hatred of both those around them and their own self loathing?
Price: £10.99
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Very impressed

Michelle MacIsaac - 10/18/2012

I have never read a book like this. Part gay erotica, part dramatic character study, but the prose is almost like an autobiography or memoir, but with two narrators. I was very moved by their story . There was such tragedy and sadness in the lives of Jami...

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