[PDF] Saugatuck Summer By Amelia C. Gormley – Buyphenergan500.us

Saugatuck SummerOne Summer Can Change Everything.Hi, I M Topher Carlisle Twenty One, Pretty, And Fabulous At Least, That S What I Keep Telling Myself But Let S Get Real Walking The Fake It Til You Make It Road To Independence And Self Respect Isn T Easy Especially Since My Mom S A Deadbeat Alcoholic, And Most Of My Family Expects Me To Turn Out Just As Worthless Oh, And I M Close To Losing My College Swimming Scholarship, So Let S Add Dropout To The List.My BFF Has Invited Me To Stay At Her Beach House On The Shore Of Lake Michigan That Ll Give Me One Summer To Make Money And Figure Out What I Want To Do With My Life So Of Course I Decide To Have An Affair With My BFF S Married, Closeted Dad Because That Always Works Out.Now I M Homeless, Friendless, Jobless Worthless Just Like My Family Expects, Right Except There S This Great Guy, Jace, Who Sees It Differently He S Got It All Together In Ways I Can Only Dream Of He S Hot, Creative, Insightful, Understanding He Seems To Think I Don T Give Myself Enough Credit And If I Don T Watch Out, I May Start To Believe Him.

    10 thoughts on “[PDF] Saugatuck Summer By Amelia C. Gormley – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Awesome price drop to 0.99 at US, 12 11 14 Topher is a hot mess Self destructive Check Penchant for attracting trouble Check Stabs best friend in the back Check see blurb Life is not easy for a bi racial, gay college student with a racist, narcissistic family, an alcoholic mom, and a major case of the save me s Don t be fooled by the cover, readers This is not a light beach read This is angst to the max with lots of touchy, questionable situations that will alternatively make you want to smack and hug Topher But it is also incredibly engaging and rich with realism I think this is some of Amelia Gormley s best work It is a long book, long enough for readers to really get the full picture of Topher s life and see his complete story arc This isn t a rushed tale it takes its sweet, angsty time I liked that the characters were multidimensional There are no bad guys per say, only really flawed people Some, like Topher s sister, are flawed than others, but I could see each character from multipl...


  2. says:

    4.5 Angsty But Not Too Angsty Stars LOVED this one And Lili.without you both I might not have survived I went in to this one prepared for lots of angst how could I not with a blurb like that but it wasn t nearly as bad as I was anticipating At times, this one got the heart pumping and the anxiety flowing..but underneath all of that was an awesome story of moving on from your past, finding yourself, making mistakes and learning to forgive yourself, growing up and falling in love Saugatuck Summer is Topher s story Poor sweet, damaged, broken Topher.Topher is spending the summer in Saugatuck with his BFF Mo and Mo s father at their beach house Mo spends most of her time working at a summer camp leaving Topher alone with Mo s married dad Brendan Topher swims, he job hunts, he goes out He spends a fleeting moment with a sexy boy named Jace A boy who makes him feel, who makes him want.a boy he thinks he ll never see again.Topher s past has done a number on him He has virtually no self worth Spending the summer in Saugat...


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    Don t let the pretty cover lull you into a false sense of security readers Inside there lurks a powerful, somewhat angsty, utterly thought provoking, sometimes heart breaking but ultimately positive, sensuous, hot I ll just say bath house, phew and completely uplifting piece of fiction And dare I say it, it will be following its predecessor Strain straight into my top 5 books of 2014 so far, and as with Strain, all and any superlatives applied to the writing are totally justified IMHO 5 Golden Shimmering Stars from me for a story which left me with a big soppy grin on my face, and lasting memories of a bowed but unbeaten young man who has taken all the s t that life has thrown at him and triumphed over that adversity.Topher isa beautiful man physically, but mentally Well, it s a different kettle of fish He s a student on a swimming scholarship, which is not what he wanted to do but hey, beggars can t be choosers he wanted to sing but that chance went begging a long time ago thanks to his family, AND talking of his family, let s have a chat about them shall we, his own personal users and abusers Mum, a major attention seeker and all round show off , whether it be getting drunk or taking drugs, sleeping with anyone that shows interest, and oh yes, let s not forget the suicide attempts where she blames everyone else but herself for the life she s led, she s


  4. says:

    This was close to a DNF I never connected with Topher, and his first person POV was like watching a video on fast forward Topher was immature, selfish, and defensive He had reasons to be, considering his family and childhood, but I hated watching the train veer ever closer to the inevitable wreck The choices Topher made during the summer of the title were incredibly self destructive.There was too much family angst here, and the book was way too long, almost 400 pages of ramblings and events filtered through Topher s brain on speed I never saw much introspection out of him, and for all Topher calling Jace judgmental, I thought Topher was equally so Jace was never a fully realized character why did he sacrifice so much for Topher I never felt the chemistry between these two MCs.The ending was at best a HFN I never felt real closure I m giving this book 2 stars because I realize that some of this is my own subjective reaction to a book I found unfocused and overly melodramatic The w...


  5. says:

    Reviewed for Welcome to the world of a dysfunctional twenty one year old Grab some popcorn It gets a little bumpy. What do you do when you discover you re not the person you thought you were, when you realize you re far, far worse Horrible even Saugatuck Summer is Topher s story Topher is a blunderbuss and an emotional black hole He s survived an abusive, chaotic and neglectful childhood He s got a truckload of baggage, his family is chock a block with pessimists and naysayers and he has a tendency to verbal vomit about it all over anyone who shows even an inkling of interest I certainly empathize with him, but I didn t like him Not at all As a matter of fact I disconnected from him and went straight into diagnostician mode It s a defense mechanism of mine since I ve heard this story only a thousand times worse repeatedly I m not sure if that s a good or bad thing, but I can unequivocally tell you Ms Gormley nailed this character She crawled inside him and showed us all the ugly, the memories, the impulsiveness, the insecurities, the tantrums, everything ...


  6. says:

    Oh wow This book I am not going to lie it hits you and it hits you hard There is so much to it that hit home with me, at times too close to home that I had to take as step back but couldn t because no matter what I couldn t stop reading.So I have this story about our boy Topher Last year I read the short story from the m m romance group The Field of Someone Else s Dreams As I read the story of Matt and Chris a side character caught my eye Topher Carlisle Upon following the author I had noticed her tweeting about Topher and his story I had an ah ha moment and decided to ask her if that Toper was THE Toper who is friends with Matt and Chris To my wonderful surprise it was and from that moment, I became a bit obsessed with the boy I can t tell you why, it just happened Well, now, after meeting him I know that as odd as it sounds, I was destined to meet Topher Carlise To read his story and not only feel for him.There was an extreme personal and emotional connection for me with this book So much of Topher could be me in many ways No, I am not a young bi racial boy struggling with the screwed up dynamics of his family while having an affair with his BFF s married closeted father all why trying to figure his life out But, the way Topher relates to music and parts of his past hit me hard and yes, did affect my reading experience o...


  7. says:

    Shoot, I never wrote a review Short and sweet on this one Some words to describe it Ok, I know the two gifs together are a sentence not a word LolMy advice P.S If you re worried about the angst factor it is not that bad, and that is coming from someone who doesn t handle...


  8. says:

    I m simply blown away, brilliant book Can a book kill you, turn you inside out and make you grieve deeply over a cute guy and his lost youth, and make you simultaneously smile with him and jump for joy when you see his burning desire to just live, make his music and be happy Saugatuck Summer made me feel this way, it took me on a roller coaster ride of deep misery, overwhelming emotions and the blossoming hope that even the most lost souls can find their true love and a happily ever after.When you first meet the exotic looking twenty one year old Christopher Carlisle he seems to be pretty, confident, defiant, loud, proud and fabulous these are his own words and you actually think that nothing on earth can ever hurt him He is comfortable identifying and presenting himself mostly as male, but he definitely floats somewhere in the middle of the gender spectrum and he doesn t mind showing it, swinging from mildly flaming to downright campy Openly gay, not giving a shit about what anyone thinks and going his own way, coming across as independent and full of self confidence.After reading a few pages though you realise that Topher s world is quite different from that His mother is a deadbeat alcoholic and the rest of his famil...


  9. says:

    Blown Away 5 stars and straight to my favorites shelf Review to come Edit 26 03 2014 Ladies and Gents, meet Christopher Carlisle, aka Topher. This book is about him, his past, his present, and his future He is a lovely character and I would happily read 500 pages about him Alas, I ll take what I can get There are different aspects of the book that I loved and to save you from an incoherent jumble of thoughts, I ll just make a list TOPHER Topher is 21, comes from a truly fucked up dysfunctional family, and is struggling to maintain his swimming scholarship in college He is anything but simple He can be a diva, wearing outrageous outfits, out and proud and loud and what have you He can also be shy, withdrawn, defensive, and vulnerable He is a rare creature, one that can let go and indulge in hedonistic pleasures and one that will forcefully remove himself from a chance at trusting someone and being happy Learning about his past was no picnic, let me tell you Some of the things he went through were the stuff of nightmares Topher often refers to himself as having a pity party and wallowing in misery but he does anything but The author s writing style is stunning Simply stunning She managed to described p...


  10. says:

    DNF Yeah so blurb stated cheating and it s a hard, hard limit for me but I was hoping the book would be good enough for me to push through it or maybe there would be some kind of grey area But nope.no grey area He legit ...

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