Review: Looks Over by Rose Christo

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Title: Looks Over
Author: Rose Christo
Publisher: Rose Christo
Publication Date: August 27th 2012
Series or Standalone: Gives Light #2
Format: Ebook, 372 pages

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“There’s nothing wrong with trying to get to know my son’s boyfriend.”

Skylar knows he’s lucky to have an open-minded father. It’s not just that Skylar and Rafael are both boys. Between their families exists a dark and turbulent past: Rafael’s father was the first serial killer in the history of the Nettlebush Indian Reserve, and Skylar’s mother was his last victim. Skylar is ready to put the past behind him. But Skylar’s future is tenuous at best. Skylar is still a ward of the state, and foster care can take him away from the reservation at a moment’s notice.

Voiceless and powerless, Skylar learns firsthand what it means to be a Native American in the 21st century. And when Skylar stumbles across his father’s best-kept, twelve-year-old secret, not even Rafael can shield him from the fallout.

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Gives Light Series is definitely my favorite mm series. I’m really fond of it. I’ve been reading books with the same genre and this is my very first time encountering a gay series who doesn’t give a damn about being one. No discrimination. No labeling. No raising of eyebrow. Everything is normal. No big deal. Just like reading a love story between a boy and a girl, whose gender is not the main conflict of the story.

Love is in every corners of this book. Rose Christo didn’t just focus between the two characters Skylar and Rafael. But also to Sky’s loving dad, Paul Looks Over. I was too overwhelmed with the great affection of Paul to his son. I haven’t even noticed that I was already shedding tears. And as always, Rafael who never failed to fascinate the readers with his love for Sky.

Rose Christo also shows in her work how the native americans struggle to fight for their rights. I’m just hoping for them to have the victory of their goals.

This is such a great story that everyone should know about.

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