True Blue by Connie Bailey

Dreamspinner Press

M/M Contemporary

ISBN: 978-1-935192-25-1

Reviewed by Ley



Blue Barclay liked his space and doing his own thing, when Heydn Case came knocking on his dorm room door, he just didn’t disrupt Blue’s solitude he made sure Blue’s life would never be the same. 

Heydn seemed to always be the new guy at school; attending the upper scale Acton-Pierce Academy was no different.  Heydn hoped he didn’t have a problem fitting in with the privileged students of the prestigious prep school, but when he met his roommate he wasn’t so sure.

At first Heydn and Blue didn’t know what to make of each other but despite their differences a friendship neither was expecting blossomed into so much more.  Afraid to acknowledge his feelings for Blue and even more afraid to be shunned by the more popular students on campus Heydn allows fear and peer pressure to destroy what he and Blue found.  When Blue turned to someone else for comfort Heydn realized he made a mistake letting Blue go. 

True Blue is a wonderful ensemble story of young love, first love.  Blue is an enigmatic but lovable character. With the life he’s led it’s amazing that he is such a sweet guy in comparison to the others in the story who are the typical spoiled rich boys.  I had mixed feelings for Heydn and part of me was rooting for his rival Astor, a fellow student at Acton-Pierce who also had strong feelings for Blue, to win Blue’s heart.  Heydn really had a lot of redeeming to do before I found him to be worthy of Blue again. The other students of Acton-Peirce fit perfectly to make this a very well written and very enjoyable story.  As I was reading True Blue I kept thinking to myself ‘this would make a great movie’.  I even had actors for some of the roles picked out in my head.  True Blue is a very enjoyable story and I’m certain others will love it as much as I do.


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