Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Burn That Bridge
By J.R. Gray

Turns out trading a spot on the cheerleading squad for a fresh fade and all-new pronouns was more of a recipe for disaster than happiness. Coming out as trans in rural Alabama, where football rules and cheer is life, might have been the worst way to start my senior year.

There are no safety nets for people like me in places like this.

But sometimes, hope shows itself in the most unexpected places. New friends help us survive —and maybe— thrive. But falling for Sebastian was not part of the plan.

Embracing my identity put my happiness at odds with my safety. I’m terrified. Terrified to be me. Terrified to be happy. Terrified to love him.

Welcome to senior year.

Try to make it out alive.

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“I thought you were straight.”

“I thought I was, too.”

“You can’t just be gay for me.”

“This isn’t some gay for you thing. This is an I never thought about it before thing. I’m attracted to you.”

“Like this?” My breath caught in my chest. How could anyone want me? Halfway in between genders and not good looking either way. I could see why he wanted me before, but now? It didn’t make any sense in my head.

“More so like this.”

“How?” I didn’t want to ask, but the words left my lips of their own accord.

“You’re more yourself than I ever saw you. There isn’t a mask. I knew there was something you were holding back then, just not what. This is real. It’s you. And all I’ve ever been attracted to from afar is you. Then you gave me the chance to get to know you, and even as a friend, I was happy getting to be in your life.” He looked away, but the light of the moon illumined the side of his face.

I scooted closer. “I don’t understand how you see me.”

“I wish you did.” He closed his eyes and hesitated.


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About the Author:

Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.

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