The Outcasts (Lost Boys) by Kelly Fox

The Outcasts is a duet of novellas from Kelly Fox with some of our favorite side characters getting their own HEA's.

From the blurb:

From USA Today Best-Selling Author Kelly Fox comes two tales of love outside the gender binary.

I’m a trans woman, and I’ve been searching for the love of my life for as long as I can remember. When I met Ginger, I knew I’d found the one. Aside from being gorgeous inside and out, she’s dedicated her life to giving back to the community.
Our first kiss, however, ended in tears. With her traumatic history rearing its ugly head, we had no hope of continuing the relationship we both wanted so desperately.
A year and a half and one ill-advised marriage (plus one embarrassing divorce) later, I ran into her and realized that my feelings had not changed. I would beg on my knees for her to give us another chance.
Can she ever love me as I am?

I’ve tried and failed to hide the truth from my friends: my heart is a mess. For the last four years, I’ve tried to get over Lovett, the nonbinary love of my life, but I can’t.
They’d wanted to be a veterinarian since they were a little kid. When they left for vet school, I didn’t know how to be separated from them, and our fragile relationship fell apart.
Now, they’re back in town, and if there’s any hope I can convince them to give me another chance, I hafta take it.
Wish me luck, though. I think I’m gonna need it.

The Outcasts follows Ginger and Jules, then Leo and Lovett, our side character favorites from the Lost Boys series. Their novellas feature a middle finger to gender norms, more spice than you’d think, and a pair of happily ever afters so swoony you’ll be sad to say goodbye.

SNik's review:

#4.5 in series (The Lost Boys), duet of novellas, best if read in order as these characters have appeared in the series previously. Second chance. Hurt/comfort. Dual POV. Heed content warnings.

Jules and Ginger - Transgender representation. Jules and Ginger find themselves at an impasse, they are attracted to each other and possibly love each other but intimacy is an issue they can’t overcome. As time goes by with heartache, they find that their time apart may be the key to unlocking their true passion and love for each other. Both Jules and Ginger have had a lifetime of struggles, and I really enjoyed how they become so committed to being together, loving every part of their special person and actually being everything the other needed. An emotional and steamy story.

Leo and Lovett - Nonbinary representation. Leo and Lovett were young and in love, but after a break up Leo regrets and Lovett doesn’t want to forgive it’s years before they reunite again. However the love is still there, and as they unexpectedly find themselves spending time together they can’t deny their feelings have never waned. I really felt for Leo’s heartbreaking every moment and the fact that Lovett also has those strong feelings makes their reunion so sweet (and steamy). I do wish we could have seen flashbacks of them falling for each other, but am so happy we got to share the piece where they put everything back together again. Cameos galore for fans of Kelly Fox.

Heather's Review:

I was so happy that Kelly Fox gave us Jules and Ginger and Leo and Love's stories!  I also love that the love shone through as each of these characters overcame significant histories to live their authentic lives and authentic loves, despite the challenges each of them faced.  Both novellas were sensitively written, with the right amount of chemistry, steam and hurt/comfort and they show that love can find a way with the right time, place and persistence.

The Outcasts is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription