Friday, August 25, 2017

Book Review: Dream of a Waking Man (Tales of Foster High #10) by John Goode

Dream of a Waking Man (Tales from Foster High, #10)Blurb:
With high school long behind them, Kyle Stilleno and Brad Graymark are sharing a life, together, content, but happy?

Kyle seems to have given up that spark that made him who he was and Brad is worried it may never come back. When an email from a gay teen asks Kyle for help, he has to choose between his comfortable life of sleeping his life away, or waking up and doing something about it.

Todd's rating:

I'll be blunt here. I'm generally not a fan of books that detail out court cases and various aspects of the law. It's not something that I'm interested in and those stories tend to bore me to tears.


This story was so funny and amazing that it never lost my interest. There were so many twists and turns that I was constantly on the edge of my seat. Plus, there was zero real relationship drama, which I hate with established couples.

Kyle was his same adorkable, neurotic self and Brad was still there to support the man he loves to the best of his abilities, and did a damn fine job of stepping up here.

Basically, 14 y.o. Jackson wanted to start a gay-straight alliance at his high school, but an evil (homophobic) corporation had made it possible to skirt around the equal access laws, allowing the PTA to basically say "no fag clubs in our God-fearing town" and get away with it scot-free.

But Kyle was having none of that bullshit, so he dug in for a long fight in court on the kid's behalf.

I absolutely loved who Kyle's silent benefactor for the team of lawyers turned out to be. And the scene with "Thing One and Thing Two" had me in absolute stitches.

Then Robbie showed up late in the book and I rubbed my hands together in glee, because folks, that bitch is seriously entertaining and a big ole' bag of "Fuck your bullshit, back the hell off before I eat your face clean off."

This story was book 10 of the series, a series which builds on itself from book to book, so I don't recommend reading it out of order, but I do strongly recommend starting with book 1 and working your way through this truly spectacular series.

All of these stories are insanely good and John has totally outdone himself with this one.

I'd have to rate this one at a very strong 4.5 stars, which would have been 5, if not for consistent editing issues throughout.

This was my own copy of the book and was not provided by the publisher or author.

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