Review: The Biggest Scoop - Gillian St. Kevern

The Biggest Scoop by Gillian St. Kevern

"I call bull."

"Logan," Mr. Perry said mildly. "This is English class. If you call bull, you have to provide at least three citations--"

Actually, this isn't a review. Not really. Because this is the story that Gillian wrote for me for the M/M Romance Group's 2015 Don't Read in the Closet event. So, spoilers, I really like it.

Taylor is the new kid and Milo is going to write the biggest scoop on him. Hijinks ensue. Sorry, that's all your getting. It's free! Go read it! (While this story is appropriate for readers of all ages, other things at this link may not be safe for work or underage readers.)

I really like sweet romance stories. I don't think you have to get naked to get a story taut with tension, and while I left room in my request for a college age romance (and thus old enough) Gillian went the way I was hoping, with a high school romance. There was a hint of mystery I wasn't expecting, and just a glimmer of dangerous intrigue. A few readers (as you'll see in the reviews) were not happy with the amount of High School politics and just how young the main characters were, but I quite enjoyed it.

Gillian as well is a native of New Zealand. There is one word that should have been caught by an American, but the only other contention I have with the story is purely from living so close to the town she has set her story in. Tarrytown! Haha, oh man, I just loved that. More stories should be set in the Hudson Valley.

The dialogue is snappy, the characters crackle, especially with one another, the teachers and adults are fully-realized! Almost everyone is more than they seem and the end is a satisfying happy end for our heroes and heroines. I highly recommend this if you are looking for a lightly sweet story to make you smile and laugh a lot.

196pp. 17 Sept. 2015.