Book: For Mac by Brynn Stein
categories: Book, Homophobia, Contemporary, Medical Condition, Coma, Longterm Medical Care, Irish Character, Self-Directed Homophobia, Gay Romance
Brynn Stein about this book: Living in the Bible Belt, Brynn Stein has watched friends and loved ones battle with family rejection when they find out they're gay. She's seen people go through situations like the one Branson faces in this story, where they have basically been taught to hate themselves rather than to admit that they are gay. It causes deep-seated emotional issues, and no matter how strong the person is, it takes courage, time, and lots of support to be able to work through it, and get past it.
In this story, we follow Branson's journey toward self-acceptance with the help of his friends Amy and Andy, and possible love interest, Liam. Of course, his feelings for Liam are a double-edged sword. They are what brings the whole issue to a head. Branson has been living a lie fairly comfortably, or at least so he thinks, to be able to fit his brother's notion of 'right'. But when Mac is in a coma, and his nurse is Adonis himself, Branson must find inner strength he didn't know he had to accept himself for who he truly is and start living his own life, instead of living for Mac.
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