-BOYSTOWN Season Three
The horrific night club fire leaves lives and relationships forever scarred. As the flames die down and the smoke clears, survivors struggle to rebuild. At the same time, the race to save Derek Mancini and to bring his shooter to justice begins -- while the search to identify the new Mancini brother continues.
More catastrophic than the fire, a special birthday celebration propels lives in dangerous directions. While some work to end the Mancini-Ciancio feud permanently, others use it as motivation to put a life-threatening plan in place. Meanwhile, two couples prepare for their weddings, one couple struggles to survive its secrets, and a new couple forms an alliance that will ultimately destroy several people around them. Plus, the arrival of a new doctor and his son to Boystown impacts the lives of everyone they meet.
It all builds up to a wedding weekend that will leave the lives of Boystown residents in peril.
There’s no place like BOYSTOWN!
I did enjoy reading this season of Boystown, but I have to say that the second half of the book I found I enjoyed much more than the first half. We also find out that some of the newer characters in the story are not as they first seemed, they are there for a reason - so the others had better watch out, more trouble is on the horizon, as Cole in particular has found out.
There are also quite a few surprises in this Season - who the fourth brother is (not saying who), a long kept secret is also revealed inadvertently to the one person it would hurt, and the biggest one to me, was who the father of Joyelle's baby is, and that was the biggest surprise to me.
I am hoping that in Season 5, that some things are cleared up, and we find out who instigated things, although I believe I know the culprit in a lot of them. I am also really really hoping that Rachel finally has something happen to her, she is like a cat with nine lives, and she must have used them all up now.
Outside, Hugo and Jensen slowly walked south along the lakefront bike path toward Belmont Harbor. A cool breath brought a slight chill to the air, but the night was clear and the lights of the city skyline sparkled in the wavy waters of Lake Michigan.
“So when did you come out?” Jensen asked Hugo as they continued their walk.
“I didn’t,” Hugo replied.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean I’m not out. I’m not even sure I’m gay.” Hugo paused for a moment, then continued. “What I mean is that I’m not sure if I’m gay or bi.”
Hugo put his arm around Jensen. “I didn’t mean to scare you there. Don’t worry; I think you’re very cute.”
“Thank you,” Jensen said, smiling. “Have you talked with your parents about your sexuality?”
“Well, I don’t really know or talk to my mom. I guess you could say I was an accident. My dad has got full custody of me.”
“I can relate to that. I haven’t spoken to my parents in ages. They threw me out when they found out when I was gay.”
“I’m sorry,” Hugo said.
“It sucked, but I learned a lot living on my own. I learned how to navigate the streets and it made me grow up faster. And then Emmett and Max took me in a while back.”
“I’m very lucky and I’m very grateful to them, especially Emmett. He’s the best.”
“He seems cool.”
“So does your dad know about you at all?”
Hugo laughed. “No way.”
“You have to understand something. My dad is always on my ass. Pushing me to do this and pushing me to do that. Always insisting I’m the best. The best student, the best athlete, the best kid. Nothing is ever good enough.”
“Not even being the Notre Dame quarterback?”
“Not even that. There’s always something else he wants me to do or to achieve. Being gay isn’t part of his vision for me.”
“But Michael’s gay, his own brother.”
“My dad and my uncle have a unique history. On again, off again.”
“So he’s not cool with Michael being gay?”
“I don’t think he cares, but that’s his brother, not his son. I don’t think it would be allowed for me.”
“But surely he wants you to be happy.”
“He wants me to be happy being the son he wants me to be. My opinion doesn’t hold a whole lot of weight.”
They stopped walking when they reached the Lake Shore Drive underpass to take in the view of the skyline.
“The boats will soon be back in the harbor. A sure sign that summer is on the way. The city looks amazing from here,” Jensen said.
Hugo faced Jensen and put his hands on his shoulders. “So do you.” He leaned forward and kissed Jensen softly. Then he hugged Jensen tightly. “Come on; it’s getting late. I’ll walk you home.”
While studying literature, Biondi became a huge fan of Charles Dickens whose novels were originally released in installments, each ending in a cliffhanger to keep readers coming back for more. Because of his love of those novels as well as television dramas such as Dynasty, Knots Landing, Dallas, and Revenge, Jake Biondi decided to create a serialized saga for contemporary audiences. Thus, the BOYSTOWN series was born.
Biondi began BOYSTOWN in June of 2013 as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email him demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster. They also had suggestions for future storylines. Excited by and grateful for his readers’ responses to BOYSTOWN, Biondi began to write and release installments more quickly.
In November of 2013, Biondi moved BOYSTOWN offline and published the first ten installments in book form asBOYSTOWN Season One. The book became an international hit, with fans all over the globe clamoring for more. BOYSTOWN Season Two was published in July of 2014 and BOYSTOWN Season Three will be released on May 1, 2015.
Because of the popularity of the book series, fans have suggested that BOYSTOWN be turned into a television series. Biondi recently completed the TV scripts for the first season of BOYSTOWN and hopes to bring the series to television in the very near future.