Kale never planned to end up a homeless hooker. Perry never planned to fall in love when he pulled over to the curb that night. Disowned by his family for being transgender, Kale drained his bank account and set out to go as far as the money would take him, planning to make a new life for himself. But when the money stopped, he found himself homeless, his plans pretty muchKale never planned to end up a homeless hooker. Perry never planned to fall in love when he pulled over to the curb that night. Disowned by his family for being transgender, Kale drained his bank account and set out to go as far as the money would take him, planning to make a new life for himself. But when the money stopped, he found himself homeless, his plans pretty much screwed. Perry set out to find a male hooker to slake his lust. Instead he found a handsome young man who insisted he wasn't a prostitute. Can they work past their differences and see what's in front of them, or will their best laid plans drive them apart?...
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Best Laid Plans Reviews
“It's a lonely walk if you're a rejected soul, alone and nothing makes you whole. Rejection comes from family, friends, loved ones too, breaking the heart...through and through.” ~ Barbara Kasey SmithNo one should be rejected for trying to be who they are, yet it happens all the time. Kale, in 'Best Laid Plans' by DC Juris, is so ostracized for being transgender, that he feels compelled to leave everybody and everything behind and make a new life for himself. Being young and inexperienced, he has no idea just how difficult that will be.Kale is a sweet person who is only trying to be himself. Being idealistic and impulsive, he made his first mistake by giving up what he had to spite his family, but I was furious at them, first for judging him because he wasn't what they wanted him to be, and, second, because they were more worried about appearances than how he felt. If anything, their child needed even more support than usual. They should have been applauding his bravery and independence, not condemning him. Instead of being insulted, they should have been proud that he was so secure that he could take this gigantic step toward being true to himself. Their lack of support backed Kale into a virtual corner and he came out fighting by leaving, putting himself into even more jeopardy. Not that the bad decisions he makes are their fault, per se, but they certainly didn't give him the love and guidance he needed in order to make more logical, safer choices. When things settle down, Kale is stuck in a never ending cycle; he can't make it where he is and he can't go back. By chance, he meets Perry which gives him an option, although an unsavory and potentially dangerous one.In many ways, Perry is just as lonely and feeling rejected as Kale is. He's definitely not lucky in love, having had several failed relationships, including a one-night stand with a woman which ended up producing a child. The night Perry propositions Kale, he is looking for more than instant gratification, he just doesn't know it yet. He and Kale feel something for each other right from that first night. He knows he wants to see Kale again. Kale comes to realize that none of the other men feel like Perry. They begin their convoluted dance of a very unconventional relationship. Neither understanding themselves, much less each other, they fall into a pattern of doubt and mistrust, which only begets more lies and indecisions. It's not an easy road for them and they have major stumbles in their path to understanding.The Transgender issue is something that weighs heavily on my soul because it's an issue I want and need to understand for personal reasons. DC presents it in such a passionate, direct way that it cuts through all the so-called unnaturalness of it, exposing the simplicity and wholeness that lies underneath. Nature may have made a mistake, but underneath, is still the true person, a beautiful butterfly just waiting to emerge and show their true self to the world. I recommend this to everyone who wants a better understanding of what it means to be transgender along with a reminder that it's what's inside that counts and we have no right to judge. Thanks, DC, for the beautiful message of love and understanding which has had a profound impact on my heart.NOTE: This book was provided by Torquere Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.
When I saw this book cover I really thought..what the?? that cover is not appealing at all, but once I started reading the story I understood the cover and at the end I really like it.Not very fond of this kind of plots (prostitutes), but I found this story very nice and sad at the same time, very lovely indeed.
4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewshttp://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com/Having been rejected by his family for being transgender Kale runs away in the wave of anger and before long he’s left with no money in a place where he has no soul to reach for help. While aimlessly walking around trying to find out how to put his life in order he gets a job offer as a prostitute. The man is totally his type, but Kale never thought of whoring himself out. Yet, his situation and complete lack of money leave him no choice.That’s how it started and while Kale found what to do with his life he can’t stop going on the street yet for two reasons. First he still needs the money to get through the courses he needs to put his life in order, and second his first “customer” Perry, with whom Kale is slowly falling in love. But Kale harbors no illusions. Even if Perry wouldn’t mind his “job” there is still the chance that he’d bail the moment he found what hides under his pants, or lack off in his case.Perry’s low self-esteem tells him over and over that there is no chance a young man as beautiful as Kale would ever fall for him. Yes, to Kale he might be easy money, but Perry can’t stop indulging in fantasies that that might change. When he finally asks Kale for more than their usual oral he’s shocked to find that the body under those clothes is not that of a man, but a woman. In his shock, hurt and anger Perry throws Kale out of his apartment and consequently out of his life. Everything seems lost between them two until one morning, four months later when Kale calls him for help nearly beaten to death. I quite loved this story and being the first transgender one to read I had a moment there to absorb things, but I was not disappointed.First of all I loved the characters; both Kale and Perry were quite charming. The age difference between them was huge, yet the story stood well enough. We don’t get to really know them in a relationship as this book ends before they are there yet, but we get to witness them in their long way toward achieving just that. For me this story got a bit painful emotionally as the main character suffers emotions I cannot even come close to understanding (the horror of being trapped in the wrong body) and some serious abuse. As for Perry, well you can’t help loving the guy; the way he ultimately treated Kale and claimed him for his own was absolutely charming.The writing itself was good as well. The narration is enticing and has you hooked fairly quick in its grip. And while there was no real description of the crude scenes themselves the author conveys the emotional and physical pain in the aftermath in all its intensity avoiding the overly dramatic hole most fall in. In addition I loved the time spawn of these characters’ feelings development. The fact that it took months for this story to evolve made it so much the better for me.I did have some questions left regarding Kales initial “falling” in these particular circumstances since he seemed to have quite the amount of money to start a life in the beginning.In the end this was a very lovely romance and I’m very pleased to have read it. Strongly recommended for you who love a good love story with a healthy dose of reality.Thommie
Kale is a transgender man who lost his home and family when he came out as trans and refused to stay trapped in a female body, and while he has had top surgery, he’s not yet had the bottom done. Struggling to find a place in a world where neither the gays nor the straights understand his situation, he is shocked when he’s approached one night by a man looking for a prostitute, but he craves the affection that this man is offering. Thus begins a spiral into the world of prostitution.Perry is an ordinary businessman, divorced after deciding to embrace his true orientation and having lost his now-teenage daughter in the process. Maintaining a relationship with her is important to him, but now she wants to move in, and he doesn’t think that’s a particularly great idea as he doesn’t think he’s the role model she needs in her life.For as short as this story is, it really encompasses a lot of time and has a good depth. It’s somewhat rushed due to the lapses of time between Kale and Perry’s encounters, but the way it’s written doesn’t feel rushed, creating a nice dichotomy of time versus space. The plot goes pretty much as one would expect it to upon discovering that Kale hasn’t had the bottom surgery yet, but the twist that leads him to contact Perry afterwards, and the subsequent storyline, put an interesting spin on what is a horrific act of violence. It’s a good story, even if parts of it felt a little too predictable to me. The chemistry between the two MCs left something to be desired. Kale’s friend and confidant absolutely made the story better - stern when needed, but also unendingly supportive, he made me laugh nearly every time he showed up!This is my first transgender story, but I felt it did a great job in helping me understand what it’s like to be trans and how it can create such insane struggles for acceptance on both the gay and straight sides of the coin. For that alone, I have to recommend this book. 3.75 stars rounding up to four for sites that don’t accept partials. ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Cat from Alpha Book Club
That cover LMAO
Title:Best Laid PlansAuthor:DC JurisSeries:Publisher:Torquere PressReviewer: MelissaRelease Date: January 26, 2016Genre(s): M/M Transgender RomancePage Count:74Heat Level:3 flames out of 5Rating:4 stars out of 5Blurb:Disowned by his family for being transgender, Kale drained his bank account and set out to go as far as the money would take him. He planned to make a new life for himself. But when the money stopped, he found himself homeless, his plans pretty much screwed.Perry set out to pay a male hooker to slake his lust. Instead he found a handsome young man who insisted he wasn't a prostitute. A little bit of convincing, a flash of money, and one random Tuesday turned into once a week, and Perry found himself in dangerous territory. After all, the plan wasn't to fall in love.Review:“Perry tried to relax back, but the warm tickle of Kale’s soft touch raised goosebumps on his flesh and made his leg muscles bunch and jump. He couldn’t focus on anything.”4 just love me stars! Beautiful and well told!Kale is transgender and is rejected from his family. With nothing else to do, he takes all his money and leaves town, hoping to get as far away as possible. After running out of money, he finds himself homeless and poor. One night he’s approached by Perry, who swears Kale is a hooker, Kale tries to tell him he’s not but, honestly he just wants the attention and affection that Perry is offering up. What was supposed to be a one time thing, Kale is thrust into the world of prostitution and Perry becomes his weekly date. But what neither of them ever though, was the feelings that started to develop between the two. This book is short, but it’s packed full of depth and life. Usually short books lack story and character detail, but this one was anything but lacking! I fell in love with Kale and Perry’s story, it was beautiful!ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Melissa from Alpha Book Club
I really enjoyed the story and fell in love with the characters. Perry was incredibly sweet and appealing, and Kale was the perfect match for him. This was my first book by DC Juris, and I will definitely be looking into more titles by this author.
Reviewed by:SusanGenre: M/M ContemporaryRated: 4 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews
Great story! 4 1/2 STARS I loved the characters in this story. Their growth made me happy :)