The Crush (Lost Boys Book 2) by Kelly Fox

So Ozzie has a crush on his straight friend Walker, the man is worth every second of admiration. But maybe Walker isn't so straight, and if he even hints at wanting more, Ozzie will be there to hold him and support him and love on him. Two really special friends that finally have a chance for a forever love. The Crush is book 2 in the Lost Boys series from Kelly Fox.

From the blurb:

Augustus Walker, Jr. is a problem.

Every queer person I know has had a tragic crush on a straight person at some point in their lives, and for the last year, Walker has been mine.

Not that my crush on him is serious—I'm just appreciating a sweet, sexy guy who happens to be a big fat goose egg on the Kinsey scale.

Le sigh and all that.

The Lost Boys—my queer friends from high school—insist, however, that he gets flustered every time we're in the same room together. Last night, he blushed when I teased him about his perfect abs.

I'm afraid to push because I respect his sexuality, and I see how his family feels about him having a bunch of gay friends.

Still, I gotta wonder… am I the only one with a crush?

SNik's Review:

The Crush is the second in series (Lost Boys), and can be read as a standalone but more fun if read in order. Friends to lovers. Found family. Slow burn. Dual POV. 

Walker finally has a job as a teacher and a great group of friends. If only his family would accept his decisions and he could figure out why being around his friend Ozzie always had him blushing. Sure Ozzie has a crush on his straight friend, Walker is everything gorgeous, from his body to his sweet personality, but Ozzie can’t make a move on his clueless friend even if the flirting is hinting that they both want more. 

The friendship and attraction between Ozzie and Walker is beyond swoony. Both men are likable, caring, kind and have an underlying strength, and when they are around each other, they are so romantic and eventually super steamy. 

I could have spent so much more time with Ozzie and Walker enjoying their incredible love for each other, and their supportive found family that never ceases in their loyalty and commitment to each other. 

This series and its characters are heartfelt and relatable and I can’t wait for them all to get their HEA.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heather's Review:

I always love stories that include self discovery and Walker's journey to claiming his sexuality was a great read... with so many roadblocks placed by his homophobic family... and the support of The Lost Boys!

I truly love Oz and how patient he is, and also how, once Walker is comfortable, he jumps in with both feet and holds on for the ride!

I loved seeing Leo's continued role in the storyline and the foreshadowing of Sawyer and Hendrix' s story.

While this could be your introduction to the Lost Boys, I do think reading them in order would help you understand where the origin story is.

Rating: 5 Stars

The Crush is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.