Seventeen-year-old Luke Chesser is trying to forget his spectacular failure of a love life. He practices marching band moves for hours in the hot Texas sun, deals with his disapproving father, and slyly checks out the new band field tech, Curtis Cameron. Before long, Luke is falling harder than he knew he could. And this time, he intends to play it right.
Since testing positive for HIV, Curtis has careened between numbness and fear. Too ashamed to tell anyone, Curtis can’t possibly act on his feelings. And Luke–impulsive, funny, and more tempting than he realizes–won’t take a hint. Even when Curtis distances himself it backfires, leaving him with no idea how to protect Luke from the truth.” – Goodreads summary
Just Between Us by J. H. Trumble is coming from Kensington Books on September 24, 2013. If you haven’t read anything by Trumble yet, you simply don’t know what you’re missing out on. She writes about controversial subjects with a profound sensitivity, and her stories are always deeply moving and satisfying. Through some cruel twist of fate, I haven’t read Just Between Us yet, but I’m sure it will not disappoint. If you’re a goodreads member (which I recommend if you enjoy books as much as I do), you can enter to win a copy of Just Between Us here.
While you’re impatiently waiting for the release of Just Between Us, make sure you check out Trumble’s first two novels, Don’t Let Me Go and Where You Are. What other September releases are you looking forward to?