Matter of Trust

  • Title: Matter of Trust
  • Author: Jeff Erno
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Matter of Trust Published as part of the The Real Story Safe Sex ProjectTravis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher Mr Myers When Je
    Published as part of the The Real Story Safe Sex ProjectTravis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher, Mr Myers When Jeremy Loper asks him to hang out, Travis s heart is all a flutter He and Jeremy really hit it off and soon become boyfriends, but when they decide it s time to take theirPublished as part of the The Real Story Safe Sex ProjectTravis McDonald is fifteen and has never been in love other than a wicked crush he harbored on his eighth grade sex ed teacher, Mr Myers When Jeremy Loper asks him to hang out, Travis s heart is all a flutter He and Jeremy really hit it off and soon become boyfriends, but when they decide it s time to take their relationship to the next level on Jeremy s sixteenth birthday, Travis is faced with a harsh reality Can he support his boyfriend at a time he needs him most, or is the situation just way too scary for Travis to deal with

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      Published :2019-07-14T14:54:25+00:00

    About Jeff Erno


    1. Jeff Erno currently lives in southern Michigan He holds a bachelor s degree in business management and human resources Jeff began writing stories in the late 1990 s and initially posted them to a free online amateur website The positive feedback he received from readers encouraged him to continue, and this eventually led to the publication of his first novel, Dumb Jock Erno has subsequently published several other novels.His greatest passion in life is writing, and he hopes to be able to continue sharing his work with readers worldwide.


    365 Comments


    1. I was interested in reading this story because it belongs to The Real Story: Safe Sex Project, which essentially aims to educate young adults about safe sex without making it seem like a school lesson, and I wondered how successful it would be in doing that. I also wanted to see what the author, Jeff Erno, was like as some of his longer works seem interesting.From the point of view of the narrative, I liked the gradual development of the boys' relationship in the story as well as the protagonist [...]

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    2. This free story is part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project which is an effort organized by Brent Hartinger, author of The Geography Club, to raise awareness among gay youth about safe sex and preventing the spread of HIV. I've made the book available for free here on Good Reads and on my own website, and it will be available on for 99 cents (proceeds going to charity). To find out more about The Real Story Safe Sex Project, please follow this link: brenthartinger/therealstory/To download my sto [...]

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    3. First of all I would like to thank my friend Dee for sending this book my way. Being that I have a 12 year old son that will be having sex-ed in a couple of months, the timimg couldn't of been more perfect. Thank you, Dee!This free read is published as part of The Real Story: Safe Sex Project brenthartinger/therealstory/which is intended to teach the youth about the awareness of HIV and the practice of safe sex without making it seem like a lecture. But rather the importance of the subject is wr [...]

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    4. 3, 5 starsA short sweet free YA story about thefirst timewith a main focus onsafe sex that is very important not only at this age.

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    5. I thought this short story was lovely. I really enjoyed the relationship between the boys which was very sweet and heart warming. The HIV storyline felt a little rushed, but I guess that's just because I would have liked the whole story to have been longer and more in depth. Great read :)

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    6. A free read with a very important message. Highly recommend!

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    7. A sweet short that focuses on the importance of practicing safe sex.

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    8. Well I feel a little sheepish. This is the book I meant to review earlier. This is my second book by Jeff Erno, that dealt with such a sensitive subject in a great way.

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    9. Very nice read with a very important message: "No balloon, no party."

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    10. This great little short with its casual, matter-of-fact cadence and engaging sense of authenticity really impressed me. Written in first person, I found it easy to slip into the skin of its charismatic lead, Travis, an eight grader experiencing the first pangs of puberty and coming to terms with his same sex preferences.Travis’s story plays out over the course of about two years, with short captivating flashback passages which reveal his gradual understanding of his sexuality and his growing d [...]

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    11. Matter of Trust was a informative, interesting read. It was written and published for a good cause: The Real Story: Safe Sex Project. As I read it, I kept thinking, I miss high school! Also, I was kind of jealous, because unlike Travis, at my school, there wasn't any attractive boys at my school. Anyway, pushing that aside, I questioned some of the dialogue; some of it was a bit awkward; it actually made me cringe -- or is that because it brings back well, awkward memories of my awkward "dialog [...]

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    12. Lovely story of awareness, however one thing for me was not very clear. Marcus was HIV positive, was Marcus HIV positive when he had sex with Jeremy?Because if that was the case I don’t thing Jeremy would be free from the Virus.You have a risk of being infected with HIV even if you participate in a high-risk activity only once, and Jeremy did it more than once with Marcus.I don’t want to get into a debate, but it would be great if that part of the story was explained in more detail.

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    13. 3.5A short sweet story about first love, the first time and understanding that blindly trusting can be dangerous. Unfortunately I found the writing style at the beginning of Travis's story a bit too simple for me but that does change somewhat when Travis and Jeremy take their friendship from just friends to boyfriends. This short story delivers a very important message and that part of the story was well done.

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    14. Free from author's website or download from .

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    15. 5stars…mply for the message!

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    16. An easy & short book to read when we are waiting for the bus or something.

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    17. A predictable first love story between Travis and Jeremy with a positive ending. A scare leads them to play safe, even though they freshmen in high school. I thought it was amusing how Travis was attracted to his teacher and Jeremy caught him looking.

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    18. OK. A trip through young males psyche.

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    19. A YA M+M coming of age story of two teens. Written by way of emphasizing the need for practising safe sex.

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    20. Travis and Jeremy are two teen boys. Both are gay, and now beginning a relationship.The book is written from Travis' point-of-view, and details his recognition of his sexuality--starting from his gay crush on an 8th grade gym teacher. The narrative is honest and reflective. Travis notes all the boys who've turned his head and his candid discussions with his female BF and his mother. There is no mention of a father--he is simply absent.Travis and Jeremy were friendly in freshman year, but when th [...]

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    21. In this beautifully written story we learn about Travis and how his first crush on a teacher, sex ed class and his friends helped him figure out who he is. The first time he meets Jeremy it isn't necessarily love at first sight, but eventually they will be more than just friends. But before they can take things further, Jeremy has a confession to make----Matter of Trust is also part of The Real Story Safe Sex Project. - which I haven't been familiar with. As I am checking it out I find it very i [...]

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    22. A free story that showed safe sex in a young gay relationship.It seemed rushed but this was probably due to it being a short story. There was a big build up to the relationship though and only a few pages of dealing with the HIV issue.I thought it was well written though and the issues dealt with well.

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    23. Nice short. I really liked the message given in this book and the project it went with. It wasn't a long story or overly emotional though. I do wish it had just a little more depth to it but overall a very good read.

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    24. A very very short story by Jeff Erno. A boy realizes he is gay, falls in love with another boy who is also gay but has done some bad things in the past. He gets tested, is healthy and they have their first sex on his birthdayThat's about the whole story. Way too short, but not bad.

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    25. Sweet tale of a 15 year old's first time told with an emphasis on safe sex. Mostly romantic with a very low steam factor, this free read is part of a public service campaign to make sure that young gay men know and understand about the risks associated with HIV.

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    26. Wow, and I thought being a teenager was long ago forgotten, but this brought it all right back. I'm so glad that everything worked out for them and was really rooting for good news on the test. What a scary way to learn one of life's hard lessons.

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    27. An important tale not only for today's youth but for people of all ages and backgrounds. Love should never cloud our judgement, no matter how sweet and innocent it seems. A good read and an even better life lesson.

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    28. Sweet - first love with a twist. Liked it very much.

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    29. Awesome YA story. The message was clear, writing crisp. :D Sequel?

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