zbh tied togetherARC review for CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, via Netgalley.

Ryan Keller had it all when he came out in high school; accepting parents, friends and his own credit line for J. Crew. His cocky attitude and good looks got him what he wanted, including samples off the man meat buffet. Then he found his favorite dessert, Brandon. But Brandon wasn’t sending out a rainbow vibe so Ryan was sent to the land that crushes dread, the friend zone.

Brandon Ford was buried so deep down in the closet that clothes from the seventies had a better chance of coming out. His anxieties of acting on his desires could keep a therapist entertained for hours. Even though he did his best to build his emotions out of bricks, it was no use against Ryan’s charms.
Follow Ryan and Brandon’s relationship from high school, to college and beyond to find out if they will be Tied Together.

Warning: No Anaconda Turtles have been harmed in the making of this book.

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This is my first introduction to Z. B. Heller books…and loved it!

First loves set the bench mark for all that come after…and so many never do meet the grade.

I liked it because Z. B. Heller highlighted the different transitions of ‘coming out’.   Unfortunately many LGBT people don’t go through an easy passage like Ryan in coming out.   Many do stay in the ‘closet’ like Brandon, from fear of harm, rejection and loosing everything.

She has created a set of characters that instantly came alive from the pages…including Moxie!  And I have met a few Moxie’s in my time!

5 Stars*****

 

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