ARC Review: Lane’s (Nash Summers)

Things Maps need to do before graduation 1) Crash a Party 2) Learn to Drive 3) Write a blog post 4) Plan a road trip 5) Make a scene at school 6) Ask Lane about college…

… or our Maps is growing up *sigh*

It has always been a joy returning to the life according Maps — he’s a character that delights me every single time. No matter that he is socially challenged — really, Maps, you come to your boyfriend’s house wearing tux? *laugh uncontrollably* — or that he can be very narcissistic, but there is no doubt that I love this kid.

Like I said in my previous review for Diamonds, Maps bears resemblance to Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory for me. Smart, think of himself like he’s the center of the world, but can still be someone you depend on, which is why his friends love (or at least tolerate) him.

This book, gives us another step in Maps’ journey into adulthood. Maps have to deal with the fact that they are going to college, and for the first time there might be a chance he will not end up with the same school as his BFF, Benji, or his next door boyfriend, Lane.

Of course he deals with it by avoiding it. Completely. That’s how Maps dealing with separation anxiety apparently.

Lane’s has more serious “issue” in the life of a young man compared to the previous two books, as in preparing one self to leave the comfort and safety of your parents’ house, to enter the world of college, to grow up.

But Nash Summers still injects hilarity and of course, a lot of hearts, into this one. Even with the life changes that is the future of Maps, we have tender moments, of Lane calming Maps down, of the boys dancing at the prom, and of course of the two of them talks things out, to see what they will do next. It’s so lovely and brings a smile to my face.

… yes, our Maps is growing up *sigh*

Now, I just need Nash Summers to somehow settle this weird sexual tension thing with Benji and Perry, and I will be a happy girl.

I’m yours, Lane. Here or ten million miles away


RATING: 4 out of 5





The ARC is provided by the author for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.


Author: Nash Summers
Series: Life According to Maps, #3
Genre: MM Young Adult
Length: 99 pages
Purchase at: Amazon US (Kindle)
Release Date: December 20, 2016


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