"Great Story. Great Characters."
Author: Maria Vickers
Title: By the Book
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: June 14th
Cover Designer: T.E. Black Designs
Editor: Shana Vanterpool
Joshua Dayton met the man of his dreams as a sophomore in high school—his mentor and biology teacher, Mr. Cayden. Fearing his love would be considered forbidden and rejected, he ran away to college, determined to move on and forget. Three years later, he is summoned home and comes face to face with the man he tried to leave in the past. The same man he never stopped loving.
Samuel Cayden was looking for a fresh start and an escape. What he was not expecting was to develop feelings for his student, Joshua. Yet when the boy returns home a man, Samuel can no longer pretend the pull between them doesn’t exist.
Will the student become the teacher, showing Samuel how to open his heart? Will Samuel be able to prove to Joshua that things are not always what they appear? Or will the spark fizzle before it has a chance to ignite?
It’s time they got a lesson in love and temptation.
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I have to say it took me a few chapters to get into this book, but I think that was just me. However, once I got into the book, I kept reading every spare minute to see what happened. Joshua is away studying until he receives a call and is summoned back to his home and his mom. When he arrives there, he is surprised and to me somewhat dismayed to see the man of his dreams that he has been trying to forget, but hasn't been able to. Samuel was also not sure what to say or do when faced with Joshua, but before he has a chance of saying too much Joshua does his usual when things are getting to much, and runs out of the house. I think this is more due to the fact that he may have decided that the man of his dreams is actually dating his mom!! Somehow, the two of them manage to meet and talk, and things seem to progress a lot further, but not without more than a few obstacles along the way. Now enter an interfering mom and also an even worse brother and father and the scene is set. Do Joshua and Samuel have any chance of making things work. Does Samuel even believe that things can work between the two of them or he still in the mindset of teacher and student, even though it has been three years, and Joshua is no longer his student. This is one book where you are really are rooting for things to succeed with the main characters, but things happen that you are not expecting, and nothing is cut and dried. I wish the book has been longer, so you could know what happens next, just to bring everything to the perfect conclusion.
Maria Vickers currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing, and after she became disabled, she decided to use writing as her escape.
She has learned a lot about life and herself after becoming sick. One of the things she has learned and lives by is, life is about what you make of it. You have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.
I’ve always loved books. Not only creating stories but reading them as well. Books transport me, and when I was younger, I would run into walls because I refused to put my books down even for a second. Take not, walking while reading is not advised. LOL.
With my books, I dream of sharing my stories with the world. I want others to be transported or to feel the emotions my characters feel. That is my goal. If I can do that for one person, I succeeded.
Getting sick changed me and my life, but it also opened doors that I thought were closed. Today, even though I may not be able to do as much as I once could, I still have my mind, and I can write.