Jay Quinn: Metes and Bounds A Novel



Nd bring the reader well into the story A lot of interesting people populate Matt s life and the way secrets were revealed certainly held my attentionThere were a few fairly detailed scenes of sexual violence that coupled with Matt s reaction to them were difficult for me to read I understand the import to the story and his growth as a character but for me they were pretty tough Others may find that as well or ven soOverall though this was a heart felt and Student Research Projects in Calculus engaging story I am glad I got to know Matt and Tiger and the rest of Jay uinn s wonderful characters Heartwarming and charming are two words that are used so often that they become meaningless And yet these words arexactly what describe Metes and Bounds This sweet and gentle coming of age story is one of the best of its type The story is told through the first person through the yes of Southern boy Matt come away from his parents and now living with his Uncle Tiger and his partner Mark I must add here that Mark and Tiger are one hot uber Top and lissome winsome Bottom couple that will set a house on fire We never get to read a I ve read a lot of mm books This book is multi layered and poignant It s a holistic story the people are real and most importantly true I love love loved this book I ve re read it a million times I normally dont review things but I had to for this book Seriously do yourself a favor and read it It s just so good Metes and Bounds by Jay uinn is a coming of age novel about a young man named Matt Matt is learning a new trade learning to surf and above all learning about himself and his sexuality uinn takes us through the steps of Matt s development of growth love and heartache I njoyed this book for several reasons First I liked uinn s writing style character development and the overall story Second I liked the main character Matt He is curious teachable determined loving and loveable And third I Love for Imperfect Things enjoyed getting a realistic glimpseat least it seemed realistic into a gay teen s life his struggles and accomplishments disasters and successes There was plenty to love about this book though mm romance including some sex scenes may not be forveryone I however truly njoyed it 5 star. Claiming his place as a surfer and as a gay man in the small and large world of construction sites fishing piers and surf breaks is a triumph of storytelli.

Another lovely story by Jay uinnI discovered Jay uinn s novels just this year and I am slowly making my way through them His books are a delight to read The language is gentle and poetic and flows across the page with subtle motion His stories xplore different dimensions of family life involving gay men A gay man whose long term relationship breaks down after bringing up his partner s children Back Where he StartedA gay man who comes to terms with his sexuality his mental health condition the love he has for another man the changes to the life of his mother and the way in which he is still dependent on her Boomerang KidSo this is the third Jay uinn novel that I am reading and just like the rest it didn t disappoint As with all his stories that I have read so far this story has a beach men family dogs and uestions This story is of a coming of age story and we meet Matt who goes to stay with his uncle Tiger while working for him for a year Matt has an grudgingly accepting family who love him but he wants to spread his wings a little The chance comes for him to move in with Tiger and gives Matt a chance to xperience life in a gay household Matt gets to see how Tiger and his partner Mark have given up so much for Language and Linguistics each other and the reality of the love between them and this helps Matt as he searches for his own identity But this story is than a time to grow andmbrace sexual identity it is also a time to learn new things like surfing a time to Divertimento experience the beauty of life and a time for Matt toxperience and appreciate different kinds of loveAnd he does so sometimes finding himself in some hard situations which he has to work through but always with a firm idea of who he wants to beI really Love Is a Fairy Tale enjoyed this story and I knew I wouldven before I started Jay uinn doesn t have a huge back list and I have two of his novels to goAnd then I am not sure what I will do Such a talented author I do wish there were of his stories for me to Promise at Dawn embrace I might write to him and ask for Finished reading fourth time Anxceptional book I started off not particularly liking this book and felt I may have to give up after 20 or so pages I couldn t really connect with the charact. In this unusual coming of age novel author Jay uinn surveys the xpanding motional and sexual boundaries of Matt an ighteen year old surfer in coastal No.

Ers and felt them a bit too far removed from my own xperience to make the plot believable I thought that it would be a bit too sugar coated It turned out not be so and I am glad I finished it It isn t all straight forward Others have The Right Sort of Man (Sparks Bainbridge Mystery examined the plot in detail here but for a non surfing reader there may be some problems because the author assumes the reader is familiar with the behaviour patterns of surfers and the vocabulary of wavestc I suppose it was written for the home US market The football terms went over my head too but surfing is a foundation concept to the book but it is possible to read it However I do feel some of the atmosphere of the surfer s world is lostSome of it is a bit far fetched An 8 year old child turning up on the doorstep and moving in is stretching things a bit Worth reading but there are plenty of other novels out there to try first This story is about Matt a young 1718 year old who is trying to figure himself out His dad helps him get away from their horrible family and sends him off to live with his cousin Tiger This is not told chronologically There s uite a bit of back and forth from the current timeline to Matt remember his last year of high school and the year after living with Tiger Even I got lost a time or two and this story structure doesn t usually bother me so this could be a turnoff for readers who don t like time jumpingWhat worked for me was Matt s honesty with himself and his Darkmere experiences and how he saw the world and himself in it Hexperiences his first love his first heartbreak some very bad rebound decisions and Et si la maladie n'tait pas un hasard ? eventual acceptance of what it means to grow up all while trying to crack the mystery that is his cousin who is also gay and something of the family scandal Th Perfection Good story Well written Depth of characters kept me intrigued 80 s backdrop and surfing culture was artfully created I loved all the characters I highly recommend this book and author Relatable idea Ending was a bit of hanging but okay Injoyed this coming of age story mostly told in flash back memories of the MC Matt and some through stories from his family The sense of place vernacular and characterizations are all well done Rth Carolina's Outer Banks The novel follows Matt as he leaves home after his high school graduation to work for his uncle a land surveyor Matt's story of.

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