Guys, I'm soooo glad that 6 years after [b:Corrupted|10054875|Corrupted|Todd Young|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328138658s/10054875.jpg|14950967] and 2 years after his last published book Todd Young is BACK!!!
Let us run a small Todd Young's test. If you won't smile reading the lines below(some of my highlights from Owned), or if you you won't get curious, or if you just won't find it unusual, then DON'T read his books.
"He'd kissed his reflection in the steamy bathroom and jacked off after having a shower. He knew it was loneliness when he thought of it now, or he thought it was mostly that, or hat started as that, but he didn't like to think about the fact that the did it, and told himself not to do it again whenever it happened."
"That sure felt weird, the idea that his cock was not only okay, but that for Brad, it was suckable.
"He took the second beer a little slower, glancing at Pete every now and then, though he was surprised to find he was getting a boner. Not a full one, but something sure was happening. Maybe this was what it was like to be Brad."
"So was that good?"
Justin cleared his throat.
"Yeah, it was good."
"You don't sound very happy about it."
"Hell, I don't know," Justin said. "I've never really thought about being fucked."
I'm soooo happy that THIS AUTHOR goes his own way and remains true to his CREATIVE style. IN SPITE of EVERYTHING.
Just to let you know: there are only few authors who have their own SHELF on my TBR, and Todd Young is one of them. NOBODY can write EROTICA so lustful, so unique, so different, so shameful SMUTTY, so stimulated dirty and at the same time so...innocent as Todd Young
It is not a story itself that makes his book to a special reading experience, but his characters.
Honestly, I have no idea how old is Todd Young, but he is for sure older than his characters. Older than 18-20 year or? It is a very common problem in a YA genre: People who write it are mostly older, and you just feel it.
You feel in the narrating that a middle age man or woman tries longingly to put her/himself into a teenager' mind-set. Todd Young don't need to PRETEND to be someone. He is THIS someone. His characters are real, they live, they breath on every page. THEY are young and stupid and naive and...romantically over-testosteroned teeny.
I WANT MORE.I love his writing.