Anyone who even vaguely knows me will know that I adore Shaun David Hutchinson. He is definitely the biggest find for me this year. I discovered him through Books and Lala’s recommendation of The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, which I loved. I then went read The Apocolypse of Elena Mendoza and fell even deeper in love. So a new gay romance by him, YES PLEASE!
When Dean Arnault’s mother decided to run for president, it wasn’t a surprise to anyone, least of all her son. But that doesn’t mean Dean was ready for the public scrutiny or the 24-hour news cycle that comes along with it. As far as everyone knows, Dean is button-down shirt wearing, church-going, straight A-high school student. Yet no one knows who Dean really is, not even himself—at least not until Dean meets Dre Rosario. Finally, there’s someone in Dean’s life who actually understands him. The only problem: Dre’s the son of the Democratic opposition.
But when Dean and Dre find themselves locked together in the green room before the start of that first debate, they’re surprised at their instant connection. And as their meet-ups on the campaign trail become less left to chance, their friendship quickly becomes the deepest connection either of the boys have ever known. But if it wasn’t hard enough being on opposite sides of the aisle, a shady third-party candidate suddenly claims to have “pictures that will change everything,” pictures that could cause Dean and Dre’s world to explode around them.Synopsis for The State Of Us
OMG! Doesn’t that just sound absolutely delightful? I love that we are following the republican son, as these books tend to focus on the more liberal pair. I wouldn’t trust many people to write a well balanced and good book that focuses on a republican. I hope this book has some of the weirdness of the other two books that I have read, but even if it doesn’t I know it will be quality content!
The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson will be released on 2 June 2020 from Harper Teen. You can preorder your own copy at Booktopia, or wherever you like to purchase books.
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