Title: If We Were Us
Author: K.L. Walther
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
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Everyone at the prestigious Bexley School believes that Sage Morgan and Charlie Carmichael are meant to be….that it’s just a matter of time until they realize that they are actually in love.
When Luke Morrissey shows up on the Bexley campus his presence immediately shakes things up. Charlie and Luke are drawn to each other the moment they meet, giving Sage the opportunity to steal away to spend time with Charlie’s twin brother, Nick.
But Charlie is afraid of what others will think if he accepts that he has much more than a friendship with Luke. And Sage fears that things with Nick are getting too serious too quickly. The duo will need to rely on each other and their lifelong friendship to figure things out with the boys they love.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book will be out tomorrow!
Now let’s get down to business and talk about the things I loved within this book.
The friendship between Charlie and Sage, as well as Sage and Luke was definitely a plus. They seemed stronger together than apart and were the glue holding each other together until secrets got a bit in the way.
Charlie is a conflicted character, who I deeply felt for throughout the course of the novel. While some may not like stores of people unsure of their sexual identities, as someone who struggled with mine for so long, it’s comforting to see a story so like my own. And seeing someone overcome it is even better, especially when they are supported.
Does Charlie do dubious things during this time? Yes, and while I do not support the actions of the character I do, in a way, understand it. Everyone is created differently and feels differently.
Sage’s story is different, and it took a while for her motivations to be explained. I do with that her half of the story had been a bit more fleshed out. It would’ve helped me understand her better as I was often confused by her actions and her lack of honesty about why she was behaving the way she was.
Overall this book was a good read, almost comforting to me in how it was written, and I would recommend it to someone who wants a YA coming of age story that is a quick read.