You Are the Reason
The Tav #2
Release date: 7 August 2015
Originally published by Dreamspinner Press
Davo’s a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fully accepts that he’s gay, but doesn’t want to be one of those gays, who are femme and girly. He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme—including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutes.
Then Davo’s friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl. Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub in fright. That’s where he meets Lee, who is cute from her cherry-red hair, to her pretty little dress and pointy red shoes. Davo is charmed—but how is that possible? He’s gay. Isn’t he? Then Lee tells him he’s actually a guy—he just likes to wear women’s dresses occasionally. Thoroughly confused about an attraction that’s out of character for him, Davo begins the long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks.
Reviews for You Are the Reason
5 stars, Reviews by Jessewave
"This story is beautifully, perfectly, lovingly told."
5 stars, Love Bytes Reviews
"This author's books are the ones that I reach for when I've had a bad day and need a strong dose of happy."
4 stars, The Written Voice of IS
"We need stories like this, because I fear that many people have gone and are going through this, the homophobia, the biphobia, the transphobia and every lgbtq+ phobia has effects on the people being attacked."
4.75 stars, Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
"Two of the serious elements here, cross dressing and the shameful impact of bullying, are dealt with the author's typical sensitivity and knowledgeability."
Boys in our Books
"This book is... SO FREAKING ADORABLE! I can't even!"
4.5 stars, My Fiction Nook
"Holy shit, but that was sizzling!"
5 stars, Three Books over the Rainbow
"Read this book, it's cleverly written, it's adorable, it's hilarious and fun, the sex scenes put the sun to shame and it's all packed in within 220 pages. Loved it, loved it, loved it."
4.5 stars, Joyfully Jay
"I loved Dave and Lee together and really enjoyed Dave's growth over the course of the story."
4.5 stars, On Top Down Under Book Reviews
"I'm really glad the author wrote Davo's story. Not only did it show some amazing character growth, which I thought was beautiful, but it left me with a smile on my face and a warm and fuzzy feeling that will not be going away."
4.5 stars, The Nocturnal Library
"Wow. Just wow. This may very well be my favourite book by Renae Kaye, and we're talking about the person who wrote Loving Jay, [The] Shearing Gun, and The Blinding Light."
5 stars, Bike Book Reviews
"The 5 Magic 8 Ball rating."