At the Lake

  • Title: At the Lake
  • Author: GeoffLaughton
  • ISBN: 9781632168719
  • Page: 424
  • Format: ebook
  • At the Lake Shane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds They meet at a high end summer camp in the Adirondacks where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving
    Shane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds They meet at a high end summer camp in the Adirondacks, where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving for college William is one of the guests, and he doesn t want to be there As far as William knows, his father only dumped him at the camp so he could spend time with his laShane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds They meet at a high end summer camp in the Adirondacks, where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving for college William is one of the guests, and he doesn t want to be there As far as William knows, his father only dumped him at the camp so he could spend time with his latest mistress When Shane figures out William can t swim, he offers to teach him William enthusiastically responds, but when an unexpected storm blows in, William is caught in the water and Shane comes to his rescue They barely reach shore before lightning strikes the dock close enough to damage Shane s hearing.The following summer both boys return to the camp Shane doesn t let his use of hearing aids stand in his way William is now a counselor in training The attraction between them is undeniable, but how can they possibly make it work Once camp is over, a week at William s family home in the Hamptons will determine if the love that bloomed at the lake can survive in the real world.

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    About GeoffLaughton


    1. In addition to being a fictional character and running a horse farm in Michigan, Geoff is the proud Husband of Eli Hennington and father to Jakey For information check out his entire life story in the Farm series of novels by Andrew Grey series 4757


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    1. Growing up is hard, and doing it while realizing you’re different from most people around you makes it even more difficult. Shane and William are two boys about to become men when they meet at summer camp, and while their personal backgrounds and families are very different, they have one thing in common: they are beginning to realize they are attracted to each other. With his trademark sensitivity, Geoff Laughton has created an amazing story about coming of age, dealing with the realities of [...]

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    2. Two boys one lake and a special bond. And 200+ happy campers =D Gods, I adore Shane to bits, and William too. What lovely, lovely boys! Honestly, this was beautiful. It was the right amount of everything. The boys were sweet, insecure and found something special. Their friendship was just so great to watch, so tender and precious. I loved the pace of the story too, we get too see a lot without it being drawn out. And even though I still want more, I think the length is quite perfect. I got all m [...]

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    3. One of the reasons I’m not big on Young Adult stories is the fact that it always has an HFN ending. At the Lake is no exception.Sixteen year old Shane Martinelli works as a lifeguard at a summer camp for the rich kids. This is where he met William Houghton who got sent by his father to spend the whole summer at the camp. William is all by himself because he doesn’t know how to swim until Shane offered to give him lessons. Friendship blossomed between them with Shane even saving William’s l [...]

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    4. I'd love to see these two 5-10 years into the future!

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    5. Not too bad.To be honest this was a good book up until a certain point and then I just felt like it dragged on and wouldn't stop. Other times it felt like it was going fast. Therefore I felt that the flow of this book was a little bit wonky. In fact, I did end up scanning the last two chapters.In addition, it was hard for me to get into the groove of the story and on top of that I didn't feel connection between the two MCs. Not to mention, I felt at times that Shane was a parrot; repeating certa [...]

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    6. 3/3.5 starsSweet and fairly quick read. The writing is not my favourite and a lot of the "drama" (if you want to call it that) seemed quite fabricated and forced. But oh well, sometimes I dig some cheap angst. It's a nice, sweet read, no literary masterpiece, but I wasn't looking for one, so I'm good :)

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    7. I just loved Geoff's First book By The Creek. It's probably one of my favorite YA books and Now At The Lake is right there with it! I will be honest I wasn't as big of a fan of Under The Stars but I think it's because I couldn't relate as well to the characters unlike By The Creek and At The Lake. It wasn't a bad book because Geoff always writes awesome books, it's just that I couldn't relate as well to that one.At The Lake is awesome I was sad that it was so short but I was thrilled with how it [...]

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    8. Early ARC copy received for review Shane Martinelli works as a counselor and life guard at the Summer Camp at the lake to save money for college, and because he loves to swim and working here also affords him time to hone his skills. When he first meets William he is shy and reserved, scared of the water. But over time Shane breaks down the walls William hides behind, befriends him and teaches him how not to be afraid of the water. Perhaps he taught William too well, because in the water is wher [...]

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    9. 4.5 star review by TammyAt The Lake is a very sweet and loving coming of age story.Shane Martelli is a 16 year old lifeguard at Camp Huntington. Shane gets the lifeguard position because his father is a mechanic who works on the cars of one of the men on the camp’s board of directors. It’s while he works at summer camp that the fact, he likes boys, really comes into focus.William Houghton is an almost 15 year old first time camper. William gets sent to camp by his father who has to go to Swi [...]

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    10. At the Lake is the third YA book by "Geoff Laughton" and it is a wonderful addition to the collection. Two teenaged boys begin a summer discovering who they are and what it means to be different. Shane is a lifeguard at a summer camp for the children of wealthy families and William is one of the privileged boys who attends the camp. William appears shy and lacking confidence but in reality he has two secrets that he is afraid for anyone to find out. Shane is able to make friends with William and [...]

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    11. Another M/M YA Bullseye for Geoff aka Andrew GreyThe third in a series of M/M YA romances by Andrew Grey (disguising himself as Geoff Laughton, one of the MC in his Love is series), this one is so full of beautiful writing, sweet character development, and logical plot twists which result from adolescent confusion that you need a tissue close by just in case you need to cry, or laugh gently.Wonderful characters in Shane, a middle class kid who is the 16-year-old lifeguard par excellence, and Wil [...]

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    12. Una delusione. Lo spunto era molto interessante, ma c’è una totale mancanza di descrizioni (al punto che ho avuto difficoltà a capire l’aspetto fisico dei protagonisti) e i personaggi sono TUTTI uguali, tant’è che nei dialoghi a volte ho faticato a capire chi stesse parlando, visto che i due protagonisti hanno la stessa *voce*. Il dramma descritto nel riassunto della trama si consuma subito e si risolve come può succedere solo nelle migliori delle famiglie del Mulino Bianco. Dopo di ci [...]

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    13. There must be a word for an attempt by an author that describes a work as worse than sophomoric but can't be labeled freshman because they've technically released other books. I would use that word to describe this book. And I would add that I was nearly so embarrassed to have read it that I am only acknowledging that I did so that I may steer you, hapless potential buyer, away from this. It felt creepy and pederastic at times. The characters have no depth. They make statements that contradict c [...]

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    14. i enjoyed this slightly more than i'd like to admit lol, but i wouldn't really call it literature (which may or may not make me a snob), hence the two stars. it's a cute story and as i said an enjoyable read, but i wouldn't say it holds much of any real substance. the whole hearing impared-thing was cool though!

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    15. All in all, I enjoyed the book but I didn't love it. There was a lot of info on how the camp worked and in a way it took over the story, leaving not enough space for the character development. Otherwise, it's a good book and I do recommend it.

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    16. Because of my work on the Stonewall Book Award Committee, I cannot publish reviews or publicly post my opinions concerning any children's or YA book with LGBT themes. I will update my reviews once the 2016 Stonewall Book Awards have been announced.

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    17. Sweet, tender and just lovely. A follow up would be fabulous,I'm quite attached to Shane and William!

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    18. Really enjoyed this book!

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