Pray the Gay Away by Sara York

71OUGCS9PkL._SL1000_Title: Pray the Gay Away


Series: A Southern Thing, #1


Author: Sara York


Genre: New Adult


Length: Novel (203 pages)


ISBN: 9781310784644


Publisher: March 15th, 2014


Heat Level: Moderate


Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts


Reviewer: Cat


Blurb: Star football player, Jack Miller, had it all. The perfect family, looks, girls hanging on his every word, and the respect of most people in his town. But one thing was missing–a man to be his own.


When Andrew Collins showed up in small town, conservative Sweet, Georgia, he looked more scrawny mutt than high school senior. Andrew’s plan was to keep his head down and graduate high school, leaving his family behind to start his real life.


When he meets Andrew, Jack thinks he’s found heaven, but reality holds him in check until one night when his lips gently slide across Andrew’s and fireworks go off.


As lust and something a little deeper brings them together, compelling them to take chances, people start to notice. Then the unthinkable happens, and Jack’s parents find out he likes guys. The battle lines are drawn and they vow to pray the gay away.


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Review: This is another fantastic series from a fabulous author. Sara York has a way with series that can draw you in and leave you dying for the next book.


Praying the Gay Away is the first book in the A Southern Thing series.  This book lays the foundation of the story, and introduces us to the characters, in a nail-biting, Angsty saga.


The story is based in a small town called Sweet, Georgia. It is a very religious community. Being from the Bible belt myself, I can really relate to this story.  Jack’s father is a preacher and father of ten children. He considers himself as having the perfect family, the perfect life and perfect role models for the community.  The man totally disgusted me and by the end of this book, I hated him with a vengeance.  Andrew’s family is even worse. They came to Sweet after finding their son Andrew kissing a boy. They use fasting and praying as a punishment for Andrew and to ‘straighten’ him out.  Trust me you will cringe a lot in this story.


Jack is a football star, popular, well-respected and well liked in town by his peers and the adults. Oh yeah, he is also secretly gay and trying to get a football scholarship to get out of Sweet and his father’s clutches so he can have a relationship.


I will also say that the book ends on a cliffhanger, as many of Sara’s stories do. I cannot wait for the next book to see what happens next.


If you like stories based in the Bible belt, of coming out, young lovers finding themselves, hot but tasteful sex, and a story with a climatic cliffhanger this is for you.