Knight of Ocean Avenue by Tara LainKnight of Ocean Avenue by Tara Lain

Knight of Ocean Avenue

byTara Lain

Paperback | May 1, 2015

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A Love in Laguna Novel

How can you be twenty-five and not know you're gay? Billy Ballew runs from that question. A high school dropout, barely able to read until he taught himself, Billy's life is driven by his need to help support his parents as a construction worker, put his sisters through college, coach his Little League team, and not think about being a three-time loser in the engagement department. Being terrified of taking tests keeps Billy from getting the contractor's license he so desires, and fear of his mother's judgment blinds Billy to what could make him truly happy.

Then, in preparation for his sister's big wedding, Billy meets Shaz-Chase Phillips-a rising-star celebrity stylist who defines the word gay. To Shaz, Billy embodies everything he's ever wanted-stalwart, honest, brave-but even if Billy turns out to be gay, he could never endure the censure he'd get for being with a queen like Shaz. How can two men with so little in common find a way to be together? Can the Stylist of the Year end up with the Knight of Ocean Avenue?

Title:Knight of Ocean AvenueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Dreamspinner PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1632165759

ISBN - 13:9781632165756


Rated 5 out of 5 by from really lovely book This book was wonderful - the writing was very good, the characters were great, and the plot hung together. It's not a terribly deep story, but it is a really lovely story about Shaz, a flamboyantly gay stylist, and Billy, a construction worker and all-around good guy who finds Shaz captivating both in looks and in personality. It's about Billy grappling with the realization that he is gay and that he and Shaz fit together in a way Billy never thought was possible. If you are looking for a good story that is light on angst (but not entirely fluff), then this is a winner. I will buy more from this author and I will likely read this one again at some point.
Date published: 2015-05-15