Where You Are
M/M Mature YA
by J.H. Trumble (Goodreads Author)
That's the one place where problems always have a solution. But in the
world beyond high school, his father is terminally ill, his mother is
squabbling with his interfering aunts, his boyfriend is unsupportive,
and the career path that's been planned for him feels less appealing
by the day.
Robert's math teacher, Andrew McNelis, watches his best student
floundering, concerned but wary of crossing the line between
professional and personal. Gradually, Andrew becomes Robert's friend,
then his confidante. As the year progresses, their relationship-in
school and out of it-deepens and changes. And as hard as he tries to
resist, Andrew knows that he and Robert are edging into territory that
holds incalculable risks for both of them.
J.H. Trumble, author of the acclaimed Don't Let Me Go, explores a
controversial subject with extraordinary sensitivity and grace,
creating a deeply human and honest story of love, longing, and
I fell in love with J.H. Trumble's writing with the gut wrenching Don't Let Me Go so I was super stoked to read this book. This book was yet another profound love story with loads of emotions, loads of angst, loads of hope, loads of disappointment and lastly loads of love.
You get the taboo of it all with Andrew being Robert's teacher but when you love someone it is so hard to let details get in the way. Of course they were pretty big details but love is a strong contender.
With Andrew he is one of those guys that does the right thing. Case in point marrying a female (while being gay) because of a one night oops! and then what a twat is ex-wife becomes. I understand the issue of being in love with the idea of something but she went WAY overboard of how manipulate she could be. :(
Thankfully fate had better plans and true love found its way back to one another. This book is very moving and deeply emotional. I loved it and I am a huge fan of j.H. Trumble and will read anything of his in the future.
5 Heart Wrenching Thumbs up!