Trouble & the Wallflower

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Trouble & the Wallflower
Author:Kade Boehme
Cover Artist:Leah Kaye Suttle
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press
Genre:Contemporary, Coming of Age
Length:Novella (200 Pages)

Raised in near seclusion by an agoraphobic mother, Davy Cooper’s social skills are almost nonexistent. Now that his mother has died, he needs to make friends for the first time in his life. He catches Gavin Walker’s eye, but the sexy, confident, bad boy hipster intimidates shy Davy so much that he throws away Gavin’s number every time he offers it.

When Gavin defends Davy from a rude guy, Davy begins to warm to him. However, with his limited experience, he thinks he and Gavin are too different, and anything more than a casual acquaintance will end in complete disaster.


Davy swears he's got a stalker.  The smarmy fucker shows up every week in his soda shop.  And every time he puts the moves on Davy and gives him his number.  And every time Davy tosses it in the trash.

Gavin's your typical pretty party boy with a different man in his bed (metaphorically speaking) whenever he wants.  He's used to getting what he wants, and right now he wants the cute little ass of soda shop Davy.  He pulls out all the stops trying to seduce the little guy, but he's getting shot down like a skeet range.

One night by hapinstance Gavin hears a commotion and finds poor little Davy sprawled on the ground, a jerk of a guy looming over him cursing him out for their accidental collision.  Without much thinking Gavin jumps in and gives Davy a hand, a gesture that opens Davy's eyes to the Gavin behind the macho sex beast he's used to seeing, and agrees to go out with Gavin.  

But he's got his doubts and he's been hurt too many times before, so he tries to build walls around his heart protecting himself from the rejection he knows is coming.  And sure enough, in the heat of passion Gavin abandons Davy with a nasty case of blue balls and a knife in his heart.  Despite his best efforts, Davy is devistated.

But Gavin's got a lot to sort out.  Why had he freaked on Davy, and why was he feeling this way?  He doesn't have all the answers, but he does know he's got to make it up to Davy and prove that he's worth giving another chance.  The question is, is Davy willing to risk it?

This is the first novel I've read by Kade Boehme. and I have absolutely fallen in love with this author!  This was a wonderful story about a guy finding love that makes him want to grow up and be a better man, and the object of his affection looking past the hollow exterior and seeing the beauty beneath, and the risks they both take to make things work.  I had a hard time putting this one down, and I'm excited to get my hands on more stories by this sassy author.  

Reviewed by
Noah Ren

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