Title: Caught Inside
Series: A Boys on the Brink Novel
Author: Jamie Deacon
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Romance Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT
About the Book
Luke believes he has his life figured out…and then he meets Theo.
It should have been simple—a summer spent with his girlfriend Zara at her family’s holiday cottage in Cornwall. Seventeen-year-old Luke Savage jumps at the chance, envisioning endless hours of sunbathing on the private beach and riding the waves on his beloved surfboard. He isn’t interested in love. Though his rugged good looks and lazy charm mean he can have his pick of girls, he has no intention of falling for anyone.
Nothing prepares Luke for his reaction to Theo, the sensitive Oxford undergraduate who is Zara’s cousin and closest friend. All at once, he is plunged along a path of desire and discovery that has him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself. No one, especially Zara, must find out; what he and Theo have is too new, too fragile. But as the deceit spirals beyond their control, people are bound to get hurt, Luke most of all.
Caught Inside was named a finalist in the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards for Best Gay Romance, the 5th Annual Bisexual Book Awards for Best Young Adult Novel, and the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best LGBT Fiction.
An Interview with Theo Scott-Palmer: the Love Interest in Caught InsideA huge thank you to Sandra for hosting me today as part of the anniversary blog tour for my debut YA LGBT release, Caught Inside.
I’m up extra early this morning to stop by the Scott-Palmers holiday cottage on the Cornish coast, in the hope of snatching a private word with Theo, the novel’s nineteen-year-old love interest. I find him seated alone at a table on the terrace, pencil in hand, a sketchpad open in front of him. I pull out the chair beside his and sit down.
ME: You’re up early. Things on your mind?
THEO: (with a wry twist to his mouth) You could say that.
ME: About your breakup?
THEO: I’d rather not talk about that, if you don’t mind.
ME: That’s why you’re here though, right? Why you packed up your stuff as soon as uni ended for the summer and buried yourself in the countryside? Because of what happened with—
THEO: (face hardening) Seriously, I don’t want to talk about it.
ME: OK, sorry. (shifting to peer at the sketchpad) What’re you drawing?
THEO: Oh, it’s nothing. Just doodles.
ME: Wow, that’s really good. You have a talent.
THEO: (smile returning) Thanks.
ME: Hang on. Isn’t that Luke?
THEO: (blushing) Like I said, just doodles.
ME: Hardly. (glancing up at the window of the bedroom where Luke is still asleep beside Zara, then back at the beautifully detailed sketch) You like him, don’t you?
THEO: Of course I like him. He’s a decent guy, funny and smart and nice to talk to.
ME: No, I mean you really like him.
THEO: What? No, not like that. He’s off limits, forbidden. I mean, Zara’s my cousin. We’ve grown up together. I care about her. Lusting after her boyfriend… Well, I just can’t.
ME: All the same, you do like him.
THEO: (looking away, toying with his pencil) Even if I did, it doesn’t matter. It isn’t as if I can do anything about it.
ME: I don’t blame you. I can see why you might have fallen for Luke—the lazy charm, that rugby-player body…God, and that smile!
THEO: (dropping his head in his hands with a groan) Don’t.
ME: Plus, I’m guessing he must be completely different from other boys you’ve dated. He hasn’t had anything like the privileges you’ve been brought up with.
THEO: Luke’s background doesn’t matter to me, any more than it does to Zara.
ME: Still, perhaps that’s part of the reason you like him so much: because he’s so different. For one thing, I bet he’s nothing like your ex.
THEO: I told you, I don’t want to talk about that. (Pushing back his chair, he snatches up his sketchpad and disappears into the cottage)
About Jamie Deacon
Jamie lives in a tranquil spot close to the River Thames in Berkshire, England, and has always been just a little out of place—the only redhead in a family of brunettes; an introvert far more at ease with dogs than with people; a connoisseur of simple pleasures in a society intent on the quest for wealth and fame. Despite an outward cynicism, Jamie is a romantic at heart, and, when not immersed in a book, can mostly be found writing emotional stories where young men from all walks of life are thrust headlong into the breathless, euphoric, often painful whirlwind called love.
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