Dreamspinner Press author Jamie Fessenden recently released his contribution to The Real Story Safe Sex Project, Do You Want This or Not?.
I have read it; It is good. I normally don’t review a book which I pre-read or beta read, but I am making an exception because of the nature of this story and the cause.
Title: Do You Want This or Not?
Author: Jamie Fessenden
Publisher: The Real Story Safe Sex Project
Cover Artist: Jamie Fessenden and Eli Easton
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Bryan thinks Todd Coleman is the hottest guy in school, so when Todd confesses to him that he would like to experiment with Bryan, it’s like a dream come true. Their relationship soon develops into something more for both of them, but Bryan’s insistence that they stay safe irritates Todd. One night, when the only condom they have breaks, the resulting fallout causes Bryan to realize sticking to his guns may cost him the best relationship he’s ever had.
I think the blurb tells you much of what you need to know about the plot of this story. It is sweet, and fumbling, and very real. Bryan and Todd are good together, but they are young guys, and as such, they make some stupid choices. The aim of this story is awareness of the importance of Safe Sex. Fessenden manages to convey the message without getting preachy or losing the readers interest. You care about Bryan and Todd. You hurt with them, you want to strangle them.
If you have GLBTQ teens or young adults in your life, I would recommend this story to them. It is free and currently available from Smashwords. Heck even if the teens/YA in your life aren’t GLBTQ I would still recommend this title. I know I am keeping Do You Want This or Not and many of the other Safe Sex Project stories for when my kids are old enough.
If you want to find out more information about the The Real Story Safe Sex Project and find other titles, visit Brent Hartinger’s website.
This title is available free at Smashwords. No RC was needed for this review.
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