You Are the Reason

You Are the Reason A Novel in The Tav seriesDavo s a pretty average guy He has a decent job owns his own home and spends his weekends at the pub He fully accepts that he s gay but doesn t want to be one of those gays

  • Title: You Are the Reason
  • Author: Renae Kaye
  • ISBN: 9781634764841
  • Page: 433
  • Format: ebook
  • A Novel in The Tav seriesDavo s a pretty average guy He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub He fully accepts that he s gay, but doesn t want to be one of those gays who are girly He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutA Novel in The Tav seriesDavo s a pretty average guy He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub He fully accepts that he s gay, but doesn t want to be one of those gays who are girly He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutes.Then Davo s friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub That s where he meets Lee, cute from her cherry red hair to her pretty little dress and pointy red shoes Davo is charmed but how is that possible He s gay Isn t he Then Lee tells him he s actually a guy he just likes to wear women s dresses occasionally Thoroughly confused about an attraction that s out of character for him, Davo begins the long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks.

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    1. ~4.5~"What do you do with it?"Lee frowned, looking confused. "Do with what?""Your dick. What do you do with it when you put a dress on?"Lee burst out laughing "I'm not sure about your dick, Dave, but my dick's not really detachable. When I put a dress on, it just has to stay there."Dave is allergic to pink. And don't call him "Dave" unless you're a woman. The dudes call him "Davo." That's the rule. But Lee doesn't follow the rules. Slight, feminine, pretty, with natural flaming red hair, Lee is [...]

    2. 4 Stars!!What a fantastic read this turned out to be! A feel good story, angst-free, “You Are the Reason” is the second book in “The Tav” series by Renae Kaye and can be read as a standalone. This story was sweet, heartwarming and put a big smile on my face. It’s a story about finding love and also about finding yourself.Dave (Davo for the men and Dave for the women) is a 27 years old gay man who despises anything girly. His slogan is “I may like dick, but I’m not a pussy.” It go [...]

    3. I started to read this one on a long, boring trip, without checking it on GR, and didn’t know it was the second book in the series. Not that it matters anyway, it is totally enjoyable as a stand-alone.So at 6% I had a suspicion about Lee that proved to be right. I was so proud of myself that I figured it out – am I a genius or what? Later I saw it is said in the blurb… So the storyDavo’s life was perfect. He had a great job, nice home, and awesome friends. Blissfully single, he didn’t [...]

    4. well, shit. further developments at the end of this review.i've got trolls up my ass, and shitheads subbing me in their own reviews of this book with direct, verbatim quotes from mine, like utter assholes—but i'm writing today to explain that over the course of this day i have come to the conclusion that my initial impression of this book was probably mistaken be clear, i'll go to my bloody grave criticizing this shitty blurb. i didn't arrive at my erroneous ideas about this book because i'm c [...]

    5. When I first heard Renae Kaye was writing a story based on a character in The Blinding Light I was excited. When I learned it was Dave "Davo" Pederson, who only had a really short amount of page time, I was because Davo was kind of a dick. I shouldn't have worried if Renae would be able to bring this self-admitted "top only" to life and make me love him.What happens when an bright, innocent eleven year old boy who loves playing with his My Little Pony collection, which he had loving [...]

    6. This book isSO FREAKING ADORABLE! I can't even!Ok, admittedly, in the beginning, I thought"are you kidding me?" Here's Davo, a macho teen who becomes a man who admits to being gay, but not that kind of gay, who's mantra is "I may like dick, but I'm not a pussy", and who shuns all things "femme". WHAT. A. JERKright?Not so fast.Ok, admittedly, in the beginning when Davo meets Lee, I thought"oh this will be a book about a trans character". Here's Lee adorned in a gorgeous, sexy dress befriending D [...]

    7. This was another light, fun, romance from Renae Kaye. It works as a standalone, but if you’ve read The Blinding Light, you will be happy to know that Patrick and Jake are back and have plenty of page time along with Lee and Davo.Davo likes being gay, is out to his family, but he doesn’t want people to be able to tell he’s gay by looking at him. His dislike of all things “girly” – even on Jake and Patrick’s baby girl – also has him rationalizing that relationships are girly, there [...]

    8. This can be read as a stand-alone.Loved loved loved this book.Dave came out when he was fifteen. But due to some bad experiences in his past he has this motto.I may like dick, but I’m not a pussy.So he shuns everything pink and he certainly doesn’t want to be associated with femme guys. He is Davo, big masculine Davo. Gay, but not girly.Dave is massively confused when he meets a woman one night. Lee is gorgeous and very feminine. But Dave can’t help himself, he is extremely attracted to Le [...]

    9. *4.5 -my little pony- stars*This story is exactly what the end of the blurb states : " Davo's long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks." In the beginning of this book, Davo is allergic to anything pink, femme or generally not manly. He refuses to be like "these gays" and he doesn't want to be seen with them. He does't want their effeminate ways to rub off on him or people to misunderstand him.So it makes no sense when he is suddenly attracted to a woma [...]

    10. 4.5 stars!Another Renae Kaye! Yay!I’m seriously addicted to Renae Kaye’s books. Every time she manages to write something that I fall in love with. She’s one of my auto-buy authors and jumped onto my favorite author list after only a couple of books. Yes, she really is that good.You Are the Reason is the second book in The Tav series. It’s the sequel/spin off to The Blinding Light, which is another great Renae Kaye book.Davo is our MC. Davo hates all things pink and girly. He can come of [...]

    11. 4.5 starsThis was great! If there's one thing Renae Kaye knows how to do well, it's charm. This charmed the pants off me! Reminiscent of her first book, Loving Jay, Davo and Lee were an adorable couple who I couldn't get enough of. I was afraid that Davo was going to be a total prick but he turned out to be such a sweet and endearing, if a bit misguided, man. I want more!

    12. Me da mucha pena poner estas puntuaciones, fundamentalmente por los personajes, que me han gustado mucho y a los que tomas cariño, pero si soy honesta conmigo mismo no puedo poner más.Varias cosas no me han gustado en la historia. Primero está ese comienzo en el que Davo no sabe que Lee es un hombre. Ya de por sí, esto me resulta un poco difícil de creer tal y como se cuenta, pero lo que he encontrado muy problemático son esos pensamientos de Davo al respecto, temiendo haberse convertido e [...]

    13. 4.5I went into this not expecting to like it because I didn't like the sample chapter but colour me surprised because I enjoyed it more than the first one. Jake, Patrick and baby Maxine have strong cameos which made me feel better about their story which I felt ended oddly. Davo turned out to be quite the charmer and he and Lee had a great story. Quite pleased with how this read turned out. I'd say the only odd thing here was the bit with Thor's girlfriend which was creepy and uncomfortable.

    14. *** 4.25 Stars ***Even better than the first book in the series. The Blinding Light had more humour and sweetness, but I found You Are the Reason to be a more substantial story. Now, if only I could erase that one scene

    15. There really are a lot of wonderful reviews out there about this book so I'm probably going to keep this short. My friend, Jewel wrote a lovely review (posted on GR) and as she said you really don't need to read 'The Blinding Light' first (it's book #1 in this series) and apparently I decided to prove that she knew what she was talking about on that one because I didn't read it first I read it after reading this book.Anyways, back to this book. 'You Are The Reason' is a fantastic story about Dav [...]

    16. Ok, so here I am again and again I'm having my niggles. Obviously and sadly I cannot finish without them. Anyway, here we go: Although I appreciated meeting again with Jake and Patrick, meeting their baby Maxine was rather over the top. I like babies as long as I don't have to care for them (been there done that) but here she was written as the 5th most important character. Em, yes. More baby-stuff than I wanted to read about.The other thing that got on my nerves was the whole secret-around-the- [...]

    17. 4.5 starsWow. Just wow. This may very well be my favorite book by Renae Kaye, and we’re talking about the person who wrote Loving Jay, Shearing Gun, and Blinding Light, the first book in this series. All of these books are my favorites so to have her actually exceed my very high expectations is an unusual thing indeed. We first met Davo in Blinding Light as Jake’s best friend, but although he was there with a decent advice when one was needed the most, he didn’t get much chance to shine. B [...]

    18. DNF @36% I love Renae Kaye and all of her prior books but I'm shelving this for now. Whilst it's nice to see Jake and Patty-Cake again plus meeting Lee, I just cannot stand Davo. He's a gay homophobe, someone with heterosexist mindset and has misogynistic tendencies at the same time. ( I feel that I should sympathize with him re:the abusive coach butI've never felt offended by a certain book character in a very, very long time - last I could remember was some asshat friar character from high sch [...]

    19. I loved this book! You Are the Reason is pure Renae Kaye. Though you don't have to read The Blinding Light, first, you'll get more out of You Are the Reason, if you do. Jake and Patrick from The Blinding Light feature rather heavily in this book, so you'll just get a better overall understanding of them and how they fit in, if you read their book first.I do want to say that I think this book belongs on Dani's fictitious real-men-wear-pink-and-every-other-fucking-color shelf. Davo hates pink and [...]

    20. I've said this before and I'll say it again - I consistently find that Renae Kaye's books have great humor, plenty of heat, and a lot of heart - and this was no different. There's really nothing new to add. Davo is a big ole softie despite his huge efforts at being perceived as anything but manly. Of course such efforts and actions have limited his life in severe ways that he has no clue about. Along with the help of his awesome friends Jake and Patrick (whom I adore even more), it simply takes [...]

    21. 3.5 starsLet me start by saying Renae Kaye is one of my favorite authors of this genre. "Loving jay" is hands down one of my top reads. I adored "blinding light", so having Patrick and jake back as secondary characters was a real treat.I liked this one. It was light, warm, and fun. I just needed moremething. Angst? I just felt there was not much rhyme or reason to Davo's trepidation throughout the story. His attitude towards dating a more femme man seems to do a complete 180 without much effort. [...]

    22. 3.5 starsSo I ALMOST didn't read this oneI was extremely put off by Dave/Davo's character initially. He had this thing about not being "one of those gays" and hated all things "femme" as, in his own words, it might rub off on himd quite honestly I just found it ignorant and offensive and there was quite a lot of this talk early on. Even when it was revealed why he was like that, I could understand the reasoning but still didn't like it.However, I have read and enjoyed Renae Kaye's books before a [...]

    23. *** 4 Mr.Magic 8 Ball stars ****---------------------"Show me," I murmured, closing his bedroom door behind me.His eyes went wide. "Dave. We can't," he hissed at me.But I wanted the full effect of my boyfriend in a dress. "Flash me."---------------------This book was so I dunno, weird, good, great, different, boring, hilarious? All of the above?!One thing I can say for sure, it was highly enjoyable to be inside Davo's head. The story is first person POV and Davo's thoughts and thoughts processe [...]

    24. Audio Review: 4.5 StarsYep, IMHO sometimes a story is just better being listened to.cially the funny bits. And as I said in an update, I really do think that books with MCs from Australia need to have Aussie narrators or voice-actors that can do a credible accent; not sure where Dave Gillies hails from (as he's also listed as narrating a bunch of Scottish MF books) but I do love how he performed this one!Original Rating: 4.3 StarsTo be honest I almost gave up on this book within the first 20 pag [...]

    25. I am going to be very unpopular with my opinion of this book. I enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong, but things happened at the end that just really ruined my enjoyment. I had a very hard time recovering from it. See, (view spoiler)[Lee is almost raped by a woman towards the end of the book. That crap came out of nowhere. It was so unneeded for the story. But to make matters worse in my opinion, it isn't reported! The woman in question had pulled the same stunt multiple times and had succeeded at lea [...]

    26. Light 'big smile on my face' bookA funny book that gives me more than ones a smile. Dave (for the Ladies) Davo for the guys. He's out but because he's bullied in his youth, he hates 'gay' gay things. NO pink, NO girlie talk. He just made himself tough as a gay.Lee ahhh Lee is soft and sweet and like to cross-dress now and then, and on that 'then' Dave meets Lee It's a angst free, nice, sweet love story

    27. I'm such a fun of this author! I love her books and this is a great one.It's about falling for the person you least expect to fall for and overcome your own prejudices. And Davo does all of that, because he is smart enough to see that Lee is perfect for him and he is someone worth fighting for.Davo is gay, but a macho gay. His phobias to anything pink or femme border on homophobia. He has a lot of growing to do on this regard.And Lee is Lee. A boy so beautiful that he can pass as a girl. And pas [...]

    28. This one ALWAYS makes me laugh. Dave (because I'm a lady;-) is an idiot, in the best possible way. I love that he -definitely- has issues, but that he tries working on them without too much angst and selfdoubt. This book is going straight to my 'low-angst-high-cozyness-shelf', because: it makes me smile, I LOVE Lee and there aren't a lot of angst and unnecessary drama.My only niggle is the situation with Cynthia. Why on EARTH was she not thrown out on her ass, arrested, put in jail and left ther [...]

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