Like & Subscribe by Jay Bell
Source: Personal Library
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Remember that hunky guy on YouTube who caught your eye? The one with the awesome pecs and killer smile? I bet you couldn’t stop watching his videos. Just imagine if you had a chance to meet him and all your fantasies started coming true. There’s only one catch: Between you and your dream guy is his less-than-pleased boyfriend. They say that love conquers all, but can love conquer love?
Like and Subscribe is a new short story by Jay Bell, the author of Something Like Summer.
Quirky and absolutely adorable…
“…Can you get a broken heart without being with someone? Can wanting to fall in love so bad make that happen?”
I think we all have stars in our eyes for at least one celebrity. Those larger than life people who we only know only through the edited, scripted, photoshopped versions we’re allowed to see.
Like and Subscribe is the story of what happens when one man meets his celebrity crush, and learns that not everything is as perfect as it appears through a computer screen…
Evan didn’t blush or chastise himself. Desperation was an old acquaintance, the kind he could share a comfortable silence with. Besides, his infatuation with Tony was hardly new.
Evan has had a crush on Tony since high school. His infatuation skyrocketed when his crush became a YouTube star, posting (often shirtless) videos about his life to thousands of followers.
Free time and the Internet. Never a good combination.
Tony uses his online videos to share himself with the world. It’s easy for Evan to feel like he knows Tony inside and out, so when he unexpectedly runs into Tony at a Halloween party, it seems like a dream. Unfortunately, his dream come true comes with one major hurdle – Tony’s boyfriend…
“[Tony’s] got this massive hole in his ego, and I tried my best to fill it up with love and admiration, but it wasn’t enough…”
Orlando is not thrilled about he blast from the past who has caught Tony’s eye. Tony is flirting freely and it quickly becomes apparent to Evan that the relationship between Orlando and Tony is crumbling…
When Tony invites Evan over for some quality time, will Evan take the opportunity to claim his heart’s desire?
This was a positively adorable (if short) read! If you needed another reason to read it, last time I checked it was free on the Kindle Store… Or you can borrow a copy from me!