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Xander Fairchild can't stand people in general and frat boys in particular, so when he's forced to spend his summer working on his senior project with Skylar Stone, a silver-tongued Delta Sig with a trust fund who wants to make Xander over into a shiny new image, Xander is determined to resist. He came to idyllic, Japanese culture-soaked Benten college to hide and make manga, not to be transformed into a corporate clone in the eleventh hour.

Skylar's life has been laid out for him since before he was born, but all it takes is one look at Xander's artwork, and the veneer around him begins to crack. Xander himself does plenty of damage too. There's something about the antisocial artist's refusal to yield that forces Skylar to acknowledge how much his own orchestrated future is killing him slowly ...as is the truth about his gray-spectrum sexuality, which he hasn't dared to speak aloud, even to himself.

Through a summer of art and friendship, Xander and Skylar learn more about each other, themselves, and their feelings for one another. But as their senior year begins, they must decide if they will part ways and return to the dull futures they had planned, or if they will take a risk and leap into a brightly colored future - together.

©2017 Heidi Cullinan (P)2017 Heidi Cullinan

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So-so

Not sure how I feel about this book to be honest. I loved the start and the idee behind it but around the middle I sadly just wanted it to be over. I usually dont mind agnst but this was to depressing even for me. Had a lot of funny charachters and it defenally had its moments, but it felt like they were walking in cirkles for a while. Not one of Heidis better works, sad to say it disapointed me. Iggy were probably the winning point in this one, even if his japanece made me laught and cringe at the same time lol
Can just say this book isnt for everyone.

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Must Read

This story is so awesome and the narrator is wonderful. I love the characters and the setting.

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Crashing down Walls!

If your looking for a read with steamy sexy hot scenes this isn’t the book for you.
To me this book was about emotional and family bonding, walls tearing down, plus at times erotic as hell book!!! 🙀😻
Based on the book description you would have thought it was just two characters involved but there was so much more to this story. I fell in love with the whole group and the one person I didn’t care for at first Zelda, turned out to be true rock for Skyler.This audio at the end had me I tears I was so emotionally moved!!! 😍

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Captivating and compassionate

I was a bit sceptical when I purchased the book as I normally like a bit more passion than the description advertised. But as usual Heidi Cullinan delivers.

There is a lot of passion, albeit not the standard variety. There is also love, friendship and Angst. The characters are sometimes strong, sometimes they need rescuing. It's impossible not to feel with and for them.

I also appreciated the insight into asexuality or being in 'the grey spectrum'. I knew very little about that before this book and is happy to have gained more knowledge.

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adorable

This is a romance between two guys in college trying to figure out who they are and what their future will be. Both have issues with their parents and struggle with career choices. Both guys are virgins. One isn't sure what his sexuality is and doesn't quite want to label it for certain. It doesn't contain actual sex, but there are some really erotic moments. One is an artist so some fun with art comes into play. Mostly this is about a diverse group of friends supporting each other and enjoying mutual loves like manga and anything Japanese. Antisocial is a sweet romance with lots of openness and diversity. I'd like to see it turned into an anime.

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they are just so adorable

the ending could be much better but overall it's awesome Xander and Skylar is just soo damn adorable

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  • Jeffrey
  • Austin Texas, United States
  • 09-16-17

Not What I Wanted

Pros: The Japanese Manga themed stuff and culture was interesting. Xander and Skyler were cute together. The narration was top notch, of course. The cover art was probably the best part of the entire production.

Cons: The sexuality was confused, sort of gay, sort of not gay. Sexless romance is not what I had hoped for. The angst involved with either character is nothing novel. The thing with Skyler's dad is way hackneyed and in my opinion boorish and wasn't even resolved properly by the author before there was a "two years later" thing that was disappointing.

Overall: Not what I had wanted from the author at all. STILL ... Special Delivery (No offense Iggy, but I loved Robert Nieman's version better) is the best since day 1). Oh well, better luck next time!


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Perfect!

...in every way! This book is a favorite of mine and if you open your heart and mind, it will be a favorite of yours. Heidi Cullinan and Iggy Toma make such an excellent team. One of them alone is worth whatever they're asking to share their craft with you, but together they're magic. I fell in love with this book when I first started hearing it was getting written. I knew it would be special and it is. Read it. Listen to it. Love it as much as I do.

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  • BevS
  • 10-02-17

Not my favourite Heidi story....

3.5 stars for most things. There was far too much Japanese culture info for me...yes, I'm interested, but not to the detriment of everything else, and as much as I liked Skylar and Xander, there was something missing in the story for me. Iggy did his best, but even he can't sound like a teenager I'm afraid...although I do like the 'Giles' voice he gave Xander 😉. I detested Skylar's so- called parents, and could only assume he'd be better off without them. For a manga/yaoi/anime M/M addict, this would be the perfect story I would imagine.