When Best Friends K...
By Lena-Presents
  • Teen Fiction
  • bestfriends
  • boyxboy
  • bxb
  • childhoodfriends
  • comingout
  • diverse
  • diverselit
  • freethelgbt
  • friends
  • friendship
  • gay
  • latino
  • lgbtq
  • love
  • mentalhealth
  • mentalillness
  • newadult
  • poc
  • romance
  • talkthepoc
  • teenfiction
  • wattys2018
  • youngadult


Alex Camejo and Liam Santos have been thick as thieves since they met at age seven. As the years pass, Liam is always there to protect Alex from bullies. Alex is constantly denying that what the bullies say is true---he's not gay no matter how "girly" he seems... or how much he longs to hold Liam's hand. Alex will do anything, even hide himself, to stay with his best friend. And Liam will do anything to ensure Alex's safety and place by his side. But a drunken kiss tears everything down. The inseparable Liam Santos and Alex Camejo, who were each other's "ribs," can no longer be friends. Without each other's support, they must overcome the struggles of adolescence, , coming out, new lovers, self-doubt, young adulthood, and lingering emotions. One hopes he will forget his ex-best friend, moving on to find happiness. The other hopes they will one day reunite and be happy together. However, in the end, only one person's hopes can be fulfilled. ― Accomplishments thanks to awesome readers: ☆ 2018 Wattys Award Winner ☆ ☆Featured in Teen Fiction 10/03 - 10/15, 2017☆ 【#1 in #diverselit 9/4/17】 【#1 in #gay 10/31/17, 7/6/18】 【#2 in #talkthepoc 9/25/17】 【#2 in #lgbt 10/31/17】 【#8 in #romance 7/10/18】 【#15 in Teen Fiction 10/31/17】 Cover Photo: Photographer - Miguel Arenillas, Model - Tyrone Smithers

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