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Skyler Phoenix

by Damien Benoit-Ledoux

Skyler Phoenix - Damien Benoit Ledoux
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: $ 6.99
ISBN: 9781508048282
Pages: 536

Skyler finally had it all...

...but for the third time, the state had taken everything away from him.

It wasn't his fault, though, or was it?

If only he hadn't been so stupid...
If only he hadn't been so careless...
If only he hadn't fallen in love with his best friend, Cameron.

Now, sitting in the social worker's SUV, he stared at his new house and the strangers standing on the front steps. His life had been an uphill climb, and now he had to start over.


One day, he might call them family, but he had finally learned his lesson.
This time, Skyler wouldn't be stupid.
This time, Skyler wouldn't be careless.
And no matter what, he definitely, absolutely, wouldn't fall in love with another cute boy.

Skyler Phoenix is the first book of the Love Grows in Honest Places series.

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This book was previously published as THE CLIMB.

This book is on:
  • 2 To Be Read lists
Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Questioning, Straight, Transgender
Protagonist 1 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 2 Age: Under 18
Protagonist 3 Age: Under 18
Tropes: Coming of Age, Coming Out / Closeted, Families/Raising Kids, Find Love and Come Out, Friends to Lovers
Word Count: 133000
Setting: Rhode Island and New York states.
Languages Available: English
Reviews:Chris Eldridge on GoodReads wrote:

The Climb is an amazing book. As a straight guy with many gay friends, I thought I knew how difficult it was for them all to come out. This book helps paint a very vivid picture for the friends and family who need help understanding the difficulties that many people in the LGBT community are going through. In addition, this book serves as a great tool for those who are still waiting to come out, or are too afraid.

Reading the climb has changed my already very supportive perspective of the LGBT community into an even stronger one.

Very great storyline, and very inspiring message.


About the Author

Damien's mind is a magical and nerdy place where fantastic heroes defend amazing worlds from dangerous villains who run amuck in an epic struggle to take over the universe. Recently, the brightest and best from this colorful cast of characters have made their way into notes, plots, stories, and novels for you to read and enjoy.

Damien strongly believes the real world we live in should be a place where LGBTQA equality and acceptance are second nature and never questioned. When he's not working or spending time with his husband and their dog, Damien weaves this philosophy into the exciting lives of his characters and the fantastic space battles and romances they endure so they'll stop taking over his dreams at night.

And finally, he wants you to remember a very important thing: No matter how bad your day is at work, it’s always important to be grateful that you don’t work for a Sith Lord.