Starting New

Starting New - S.C. Wynne

Beebs' Review


Let me start by saying that I was pleasantly surprised by this book. When I saw in the blurb that Randy was a Pastor's son I was kinda braced for some sermonising but nope!


Told from Francis' POV, we learn about his life on the streets and him selling his body in exchange for food and an occasional night off the streets. He's very young and that's all he's ever known. When the local homeless shelter burns down, he has nowhere to go and starving he goes into a church meeting in the hopes of getting something to eat and meets Randy and his family.


Francis runs away at first, not believing that anyone genuinely wants to help him but when he is beaten up one night he ends up staying at their house while he recovers. The build up of Randy and Francis' relationship is slow, Randy does struggle with his feelings for Francis and Randy's parents struggled with their acceptance too.


Meanwhile, Francis is struggling with his feelings for Randy and the idea that his life could be different. Overall, it didn't blow my socks off but I enjoyed it.


*Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review