Title: True Colors
Author: Anyta Sunday
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance
Warnings: Descriptions of car accident, burns and death. Childhood bullying.
Silver linings of warnings: Beautifully written scenes in which the characters deal with the aftermath of such tragedy.
Oskar used to be Marco’s best friend. His everything. His sunshine yellow.
But that was before. Before Marco stopped being a hot jock. Before he learned to live with scars and pain. And before Oskar tore their friendship apart.
Now the boy next door has returned home, determined to rekindle his friendship with Marco, and Marco’s more afraid than ever. Afraid of getting hurt. Afraid of being humiliated.
Afraid of falling in love.
Can Oskar find a way through Marco’s fear, back into his heart?
This is my second time reading Anyta Sunday’s books and to be honest I didn’t even realize this was also written by her as the styles of the two novels I have read were so different. I want to make it clear that this is not a complaint.
Oskar and Marco’s story is not a happy one, at least not at first, and the pain within that story is palpable. The trauma is as real as if it was happening to someone I know in real life and the way it is written is delicious.
Anyta Sunday has a great way of pulling the reader into her story, making them feel invested, and truly feel what the characters are feeling. Though the plot can sometimes feel rushed, as though there is a hurry to get to the conclusion, this was a very fulfilling read, one which will likely stay with me for a while.
While I do know that some people will balk at the idea of happily ever afters, in this day and age I find those are the novels that I am seeking out the most. Sometimes you need a little solace from the harshness of the outside world and this novel offers the reader just that. A well written plot with a tidy resolution.