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When Adam Kissed Me by Chris Scully

December 29, 2013


Sequel to Inseparable

Nine and a half weeks ago, Joe Massone got the surprise of his life when his straight best friend and secret crush, Adam, kissed him. At the time, Adam was recovering from an accident that left him with temporary amnesia and broken ribs, so Joe isn’t sure if he should take it seriously. Is Adam really gay? Or was the blow to his head to blame? Having secretly loved Adam since they were teenagers, Joe doesn’t want to get his hopes up and have his heart broken.

Despite that first kiss, Joe and Adam are still in limbo—now more than friends, but not quite lovers. Adam’s injuries have meant they can’t take their relationship to the next level, and for Joe, not much has changed from when they were just best friends and roommates. He starts to think neither of them is ready to take that final step.

Patience stretched to the limit, Adam makes plans to break the stalemate. But when Joe sabotages things by inviting their friends along, Adam is left to wonder if their new relationship is over before it’s even started. Before he gives up, though, he’s determined to prove to Joe he wants more than just a kiss.

My Review:

What a lovely follow up to Inseparable. I fell hard for Adam and Joe with those few pages and was delighted to see we get more of them, from Joe’s POV with When Adam Kissed Me.

It’s been nine and a half weeks since that kiss. The boys are trying to find their way from friends to lovers, well minus the lovers bit. With Adam’s accident and then illness they aren’t doing much more than literally sleeping together. With things so new to both of them; having loved your best friend in secret and silence since childhood and then have your dream come true…yeah. You would be a bit of a mess with that situation. Second guessing every little thing, wondering if this is really happening? I know it made me anxious and I was just reading it.

NINE weeks. That’s how long it had been since Adam kissed me on Christmas Eve and changed everything.

Nine and a half weeks, to be exact. Just like the movie—only without all the sex.

These two. I so wanted them to just dive right into their new relationship but they are almost timid with each other. It doesn’t help that Adam gets sick and Joe starts to worry about losing him again. But you can’t live in fear, work late night and avoid the love of your life that is in your actual dance space day after day can you? Joe tries but the night that he invites the guys over to watch a game and sees those sheets on the bed this deal with him and Adam changes. It has to.

The flashbacks we got to the younger Adam and Joe were so touching. I loved how we learned more about their friendship, life/family and love for one another but the angst in this, even though it was short, hurt.

I loved the boys once they finally FULLY came together, pun intended, it was so sexy and so sweet at the same time. The talking about what they liked and what Adam liked about Joe…so good!  Oh and I loved it when Celia stopped by. Seeing Joe and Adam that way with so much that could and should be in their future brought me to tears. It was so endearing and so wonderful. And that end chat with Joe’s mom? The water works came out in full force then. Damn tear ducts  and emotions.

“I really don’t want to freak you out, Adam. But you’re it for me. Like capital I, capital T, flashing neon lights, confetti, and streamers—the whole nine yards.”

“Is there a marching band too? Because that would be awesome.”

I am going to be short with this one, else I begin my gush fest. I simply adored the story of Joe and Adam from both books. I have found another author in Chris Scully that I can add to my happy place shelf.

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