Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People




To win over the chief’s haughty son, a drug-dealing punk from a dysfunctional family must risk the only two things he has:  his reputation and freedom.

Blurb:  Billy Redsky, a rebellious punk who loves art and nature, is saddled with a welfare-leeching, alcoholic mother and criminal older brother who are the joke of their Ojibway community.  Sick and tired of being perceived as a loser, Billy deals drugs for his older brother to earn quick money.  He hopes if he buys a dirt bike, he’ll finally impress the chief’s popular and aloof son, René Oshawee.

When the two are forced to serve detention together, a friendship begins to bloom, but much to Billy’s frustration, René keeps putting him on ice.  To make his biggest dream come true if he finally wants to call René his own, Billy must make a huge decision that could cost him everything.

Genre(s):  Multicultural, m/m contemporary romance, LGBT, young adult.
Heat Rating: Level 1
Publication Date:  June 12, 2020
Publisher:  eXtasy Books

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This was a beautifully written story.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“This is undeniably one of the best young adult novels I have read.” –Crucify My Love Gay Book Reviews (Read more here)
“The author brings a realistic romance with two people who are opposites.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“They were like a tempest and a teapot.” –BookBub Reviewer (Read more here)
“A thoroughly enjoyable read that is not only thought-provoking, making you think about life in other people’s shoes but also leaves you smiling and hopeful.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“Aside from being a wonderful coming of age story, I always enjoy learning about the author’s culture and history.” –BookBub Reviewer (Read more here)
“This was actually a really good, hauntingly beautiful story.” Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“The characterization is amazing. Rene and Billy have well-defined personalities and believable motivations.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“I did not expect to be knocked off my feet by this story. I fell in love with Billy by page 2, and René was not far behind. These characters are so real.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)