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Xander Fairchild can't stand people in general and frat boys in particular, so when he's forced to spend his summer working on his senior project with Skylar Stone, a silver-tongued Delta Sig with a trust fund who wants to make Xander over into a shiny new image, Xander is determined to resist. He came to idyllic, Japanese culture-soaked Benten college to hide and make manga, not to be transformed into a corporate clone in the eleventh hour.
Skylar's life has been laid out for him since before he was born, but all it takes is one look at Xander's artwork, and the veneer around him begins to crack. Xander himself does plenty of damage too. There's something about the antisocial artist's refusal to yield that forces Skylar to acknowledge how much his own orchestrated future is killing him slowly is the truth about his gray-spectrum sexuality, which he hasn't dared to speak aloud, even to himself.
Through a summer of art and friendship, Xander and Skylar learn more about each other, themselves, and their feelings for one another. But as their senior year begins, they must decide if they will part ways and return to the dull futures they had planned, or if they will take a risk and leap into a brightly colored future - together.
©2017 Heidi Cullinan (P)2017 Heidi Cullinan
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By Jessica on 08-27-17


Not sure how I feel about this book to be honest. I loved the start and the idee behind it but around the middle I sadly just wanted it to be over. I usually dont mind agnst but this was to depressing even for me. Had a lot of funny charachters and it defenally had its moments, but it felt like they were walking in cirkles for a while. Not one of Heidis better works, sad to say it disapointed me. Iggy were probably the winning point in this one, even if his japanece made me laught and cringe at the same time lol
Can just say this book isnt for everyone.

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By Kindle Customer on 10-27-17

Must Read

This story is so awesome and the narrator is wonderful. I love the characters and the setting.

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By BevS on 10-02-17

Not my favourite Heidi story....

3.5 stars for most things. There was far too much Japanese culture info for me...yes, I'm interested, but not to the detriment of everything else, and as much as I liked Skylar and Xander, there was something missing in the story for me. Iggy did his best, but even he can't sound like a teenager I'm afraid...although I do like the 'Giles' voice he gave Xander 😉. I detested Skylar's so- called parents, and could only assume he'd be better off without them. For a manga/yaoi/anime M/M addict, this would be the perfect story I would imagine.

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