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Review Blitz: That Feeling When by S.M. James

Title: That Feeling When

Genre: YA LGBT Romance

Cover Designer: Story Styling

Publisher: May Books

Editor: Amy Duli Publication Date: September 16th, 2018

Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Dance Academy reject, Archie Corrigan, resents the stereotype guy ballet dancers are gay. Because he isn’t. At all. Forced to reassess his life goal at Camp Crystal Cove, it’s by sheer dumb luck he meets Landon Summers, who turns everything Archie was sure of into chaos.

Poor boy turned teen heartthrob, Landon Summers, is the name on everyone’s lips. With his unexpected leap to fame, his agent advises him to keep his bi status on the down low. Not a problem! Until Landon meets Archie.

Their unexpected friendship leads to an inevitable kiss, but their moment is caught in high definition and used as fuel for blackmail. If the truth gets out, Landon’s career could be over, and Archie will be forced to acknowledge the one thing he’s fought to deny.

But how do you go back to your average life once you’ve experienced That Feeling When ... you’re finally happy?


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That Feeling When is such a sweet, at times complicated romance. Archie is forced to go to camp, to figure out who he wants to be. Because being a dancer in his dad's eyes doesn’t seem good enough. But his trip to camp becomes so much more than he thought it would be. That’s when he meets Landon, a famous actor filming his big action movie. I loved these characters. They found something in each other. I love those romances that are unexpected. Archie is so afraid at first that he may be gay. That it clouds everything. Landon does have patience since he understands and has been there before. But sometimes it can become too much. Throughout the story, their learning so much about each other. Getting to know the different sides that they hide from the rest of the world. I enjoyed this story. And I feel there’s such a great message within these words. Overall, I give this Four Boundless Stars.

Author Bio:

SM James writes books for teens about squishy sweet characters.

While not writing, SM is a readaholic and netflix addict who regularly lives on a sustainable diet of chocolate and coffee.

Member of SCBWI.

Unapologetically dishing out HEAs for LGBT+ characters.

Author Links: Goodreads






"I’m staring at Landon, whose face has taken on this hard edge.

I want to go smooth out his brow, massage his tense jawline, tell him I’m sorry for the other day, and for now, and for everything I’m going to do in the future.

Because I’m not into guys.

But even as I’m looking at him, I’m finding it harder and harder to look away."

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