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Justin and Derrick have a secret that they revealed only to their closest friends. They are gay and are now a couple. The story of Justin and Derrick continues as they learn more about being a gay couple in their senior year of high school and the complications that arise from it. Some friends will have their backs while others simply stand on the sidelines. Other friendsJustin and Derrick have a secret that they revealed only to their closest friends. They are gay and are now a couple. The story of Justin and Derrick continues as they learn more about being a gay couple in their senior year of high school and the complications that arise from it. Some friends will have their backs while others simply stand on the sidelines. Other friends will be accepting and others will ridicule them.Sometimes love is almost not enough to save a relationship and both Derrick and Justin begin to have their doubts as they watch relationships around them rise and fall. Justin and Derrick both want to have new experiences, new choices and make new friends, which leads to them questioning their own relationship. They soon discover that some of the people they consider friends have their own secrets, some darker than others. The couple begins to see how people react towards homosexuality and just how people want to deal with it and them.Will Justin and Derrick be able to hold onto each other while their lives and secrets spiral around them?Or will they decide to step back and give up on themselves and each other?...

Title : Tormented Discovery
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ISBN : 9781480246430
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 365 Pages
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Tormented Discovery Reviews

  • Cindi
    2018-12-10 20:39

    3.5 starsJustin and Derrick (from Finding Our Way #1) are now seniors in high school and must overcome family, friends and threats in order to find their way as a couple. Full review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews. This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • John Ames
    2018-11-28 22:51

    4.5 StarsOh no! Oh yes! I loved this novel. This story is told in three points of view, Hayden’s Derrick’s and Justin’s. To some, that might be a little confusing, but it’s not. When there is a skip of one point of view to the other, the story flows smoothly. It does not go back and retell what you just read. At first, I found it hard to know in whose point of view I was, but when I catch on, I loved the story from beginning to end. My favorite character was Hayden. I loved the little kid. He was straight and friends with the gay guys in school. His best friend Ryan has a little crush on him. A little? He falls for the guy! Who wouldn't? He was awesome! At first, Hayden freaks. Name a straight guy that wouldn't, right? After he calms down, he seeks Ryan and tries to fix their friendship which he does. Those two stay as friend and I liked that. Derrick and Justin were awesome. I liked their love story, but Hayden stole the show. I hated Kristian. He was mean and unlikable. I hope he gets what he deserves in book three. The plot was good, but the story was a little too long for me. I liked the fact that I felt like a fly on the wall throughout the novel. I truly felt like if I was eavesdropping on their conversation and a part of the gang by the end of the book.In a nutshell, the story and characters were great and likable. I recommend this novel to anyone who wants to read about a group of friends as they make their way through life.

  • Major English (Laura)
    2018-12-10 00:50

    This is the second book in the Finding Our Way Series and is the sequel to Jayson James's book Finding Our Way.I wanted so badly to like this book, but I was tormented when reading it! Maybe that is why this book is called Tormented Discovery!!! I don't really know why the book is called that, except that I felt tormented by some of the discoveries in the book, (I.e. the storyline between Hayden and Ryan, see below.) I do like the main characters, so that is a plus. I love how this group of friends were there for each other in good times and in bad and that Derrick and Justin being gay was not an issue. But I feel that likeable main characters is all this story has going for it... That and the repeatidly cute "Oh No," "Oh Yes" dialogue exchanges made by Derrick and Justin.The writing is awkward and the editing errors are atrocious. There are so many typos and incorrect spelling and grammar. That irks me. The dialogue is also strange. The plot seriously stalls in this story. It doesn't go anywhere. Much of this story revolves around nasty index cards saying "fag" being left on Justin's car, but we the readers know who is leaving the cards, so it is no mystery to us. It's just annoying that the plot revolves around this and other than that, the plot just stalls. I found myself frustrated reading this and did not enjoy the journey of reading this, but just hoping that something would happen, but nothing really did. Also Justin and Derrick's parents' reactions to their being a couple is very contradictory. The parents apparently do not like Justin and Derrick being gay and give them a hard time about it, but they let Justin and Derrick sleep over each other's houses all the time and other times the parents seem really supportive. So this was all very inconsistent. This was a minor frustration, but overall I was very frustrated with the plot and the actions of some of the characters. For instance:I was really excited with Hayden's narrations added to this story, as Finding Our Way was only from Derrick's and Justin's perspectives, this book also offers Hayden's perspective. (view spoiler)[ However, Hayden's narrations are way too short and the whole storyline between him and Ryan is a giant tease as they do not end up together, for although they kiss each other, make out and masturbate together, Hayden is "not gay" and only likes Ryan as a friend... Ok.... I was excited about these two boys finally coming together as it was suggested in the first book of this series and in this book that they would. But they do not and I was let down.(hide spoiler)]So I really liked Derrick and Justin and Hayden and Ryan and Tyler and Tyson, and because of this I will probably check out the third installment of this series which is called "Drifted" and is due out sometime in 2013... Even though the synopsis of "Drifted" sounds infuriating... Check out the spoiler if you are interested in the synopsis of the next book in this series(view spoiler)[ the synopsis for the next installment of this series says that Justin and Derrick fall out of love and will they be able to work things out or will they break up? Ugggg! It better have an HEA!!! Why I'm interested in the third installment in this series is because I like the characters and since I know another story is coming I feel compelled to read it, just as I kept feeling compelled to read this story and was waiting for something to happen... But I will definitely need a break from reading this author's works... And maybe I shouldn't read the third installment in this series, I feel like it will only frustrate me further, especially with the synopsis provided. It already sounds like it is going in a direction that I would object to. Even the end of this story suggests that things are going to be rocky for Derrick and Justin. I am guessing they are going to start off at different colleges and then go to the same one as the next book starts when the boys are college sophomores so that will give them time to transfer schools, but I don't know. I don't know if I will read the third installment, I guess time will tell.(hide spoiler)]

  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    2018-11-19 19:45

    **3 Sweet Stars**(Arc kindly provided for my honest opinion)This book is the continuation of the relationship between Derrick and Justin; how their friends and the outside world react to them. At times they question their relationship:Will it last the distance? Will others get in the way? The couple begin to see how people react towards homosexuality, both the good and bad.Their love for each other comes through in the storytelling……...“I don’t want you to feel pressured. Your happiness is all that matters to me. Let’s just cuddle for a bit.” I love, love, love it when characters cuddle in bed ♥ ♥ ♥…...….but is their love for each other enough? Will they survive the obstacles put in their path? The story is told from the POV of Derrick and Justin; I always enjoy reading a dual perspective from the love interests. We also hear the POV of another character called Hayden and, although I really liked him, he is a very interesting character, and had his own special friendship; I feel his was a separate story and could have perhaps been told in another book? I liked all the guy talk and banter, and loved the intimacy between the main characters and seeing them gain in sexual confidence with each other. So, why only 3 stars? I found it to be a little too detailed in places about inconsequential things and I would have preferred the story to concentrate on the main characters. Also, I would have liked to see more of a contrast between the characters’ highs and lows…………a little more light and shade and angst. I think young people of a similar age to the characters in the story would absolutely love this book!!!!!

  • Aaron Varner
    2018-11-13 00:45

    The thing I hate most about books that I really enjoy is when they end. Luckily, I didn't have to wait too long for the sequel to Jayson's first book, "Finding Our Way". I purchased "Tormented Discovery" the night it came out and finished it within twenty four hours. It felt like coming home to old friends. I was so glad to see the relationship between Derrick and Justin pick off from where the first book ended. Usually, it takes me several chapters before I feel comfortable with a book. However, Jayson's style had be completely at ease from the first page. I don't want to give anything away, but, I am worried about how their relationship will endure the next chapter in their lives. Hopefully, we will get the chance to find out!!

  • Will Parkinson
    2018-12-10 20:30

    This was an enjoyable story. Each person was a vital part to the ultimate conclusion (even if one of the couples didn't end up like I thought they should, darn it).It was good to see how things looked to each person, how they all needed and cared for one another. They were obviously more than just friends, they were family.The story played out like you were reading their diaries. Each had things going on in their lives that was important to them. Some got shared with the group, others didn't, but overall it was still a fun read.

  • T.M. Smith
    2018-11-16 01:42

    Justin and Derrick are starting their senior year of high school. They've come out as a couple to their close friends and family and managed to withstand the pitfalls and struggles of their first year together. But not all is at is seems. Someone is leaving disturbing notes on Justin's car and in his locker. The threat intensifies when his tires are slashed and an emotional day at school has him questioning who he can trust, if he's placed his trust in the wrong person. James's raw reality in writing that is the voice of Justin and Derrick kept me turning each page, anxious to see what would happen in the next chapter. Who is behind the "hate mail", could it be someone the boys know and trust? And why has Justin's dad let his mom come back home? I love the immaturity of these characters and their relationship. They are navigating unknown, choppy waters together. "Oh No", they don't know what the future holds. Not only is the relationship threatened by that very immaturity I've come to love, but learning to trust in each other as well. But "Oh Yes!", they will do whatever it takes to stay together.Wildly entertaining secondary characters like the twins and Stacey add some stability to the story and we delve further into the friendship fo Ryan and Hayden. In the end will the boys be able to get past the torment of a stranger as well as someone they should be able to trust, to discover the real possiblity of a future together?

  • Jessica Zelkovich
    2018-11-12 23:45

    A coming of age story between two seniors who struggle with not only their own relationship but how their families and friends accept their status of boyfriends. Being my first ya gay book I was interested in how it all played out. Think students can learn a lot of various relationship structures James sets up however, the writing was a bit juvenile for my taste. The plot stalled in areas for extended periods of time time and the typos were a bit distracting. The "oh yes", "oh no" repeated dialogue was a bonus to me because it kept a nice common quirk ruining throughout between Derrick and Justin. I liked the extra viewpoint of Hayden as well and how sometimes the plot overlapped on the same scene but from a different pov. No matter what kind of relationship, they all need constant and continual work and james did a great job at showing that but in also think it could have been a really great book if the plot was sharpened a bit more.

  • Celsey Seivert
    2018-12-01 18:43

    I received this book for an honest review...I feel in love with the first book Finding Our Way and this book is the 2nd in the sequel and AMAZING!! You get more of Derrick and Justin plus you get Hayden's story! There are so many emotions these boys have to go through it really touches you well at least me that is for sure. I love how Jayson always knows where to put a joke in there and cheer you up. You follow Justin and Derrick where they left off in Finding Our Way and there ragging hormones LOL then you have Hayden who has been best friends with Ryan. They are very close everyone thats they are together and will come out of the closet sooner or later. But will they? Are they really a couple? Cant wait to read the 3rd book and see what happens when the boys are all at different schools.

  • Brandy Dorsch
    2018-12-06 21:32

    I am enraptured with Jayson James. His writing style is real and it flows. I wasn't sure I would like reading a story from three different perspectives but he manages to make it move beautifully. The boys have come out and they are trying to make a successful relationship. This is difficult in the best of circumstances and I am impressed at the realism of the things they go through. Being a teenager in love is not easy but you can see how hard it would be to be a gay teenager in love.I am simply stunned with how real Jayson James makes these characters. These young and passionate men could be your sons, your nephews or the teenager down the street. All they want is to love and be loved. When threats start being made, which we see in real life all the time, the boys struggle to hold onto what they have. Take a chance on this author and enjoy an amazing story!

  • Becky Condit
    2018-11-16 23:33

    See Lucky's 4 sweet pea review on March 14, 2013 at Please leave a comment on the blog review to let us know you stopped by.

  • Candy
    2018-11-18 21:35

    When I agreed to read and review this book I did not realize that it was a follow-up to another book. That being said, I did not know the history of the characters. If I was to plan on reading the story again I definitely would have read the first one.The story was fine as far as subject matter goes. The life of a gay/lesbian high school student is not easy. I have a niece who went through some of the same issues. The author really portrayed the emotions of the characters, allowing the male characters to get upset and actually cry, which is something that is not acknowledged as being okay in society today.I think the Hayden storyline took away from the Justin/Derrick storyline and I often got confused as to which character was which and who were friends, boyfriends, etc. I kind of saw the Kristian thing coming so it was no surprise to me.What lacked in the story was a strong hook to keep me wanting to come back to the book. A big overlying arc was not present so I felt the ending was rather dull. Not trying to sound really bad, I was kind of waiting for a Stacy/Randall/other character hook-up. I think Randall would have been up for it and his insinuations didn't really go anywhere. That would have really brought some drama to the story. However I realize that it was not part of the plot, only my deviant mind at work.I did complete the book so I could give an honest review. I probably would not have finished it if I had not. I just found it simplistically written, lacking of story arc, and generally not something that could keep my attention.Kudos for the approach on the subject matter. It is a reality of today and gave insight into how teenagers, their parents, and their peers react to a lifestyle that is not truly accepted in today's society.

  • Gillian Wood
    2018-12-08 18:25

    This is a hard one to review, I enjoyed the first one in this series even with all the stupid little errors that a good editor would pick up, but this one felt too long. I like the Hayden/Ryan story, although I'm waiting for Hayden to get jealous of Ryan's other half. I liked the 'on no' 'oh yes' thing Justin and Derrick were doing but the whole story just seemed too drawn out. There were a few things I think were meant to be plot twists that you can see coming a million miles away and everything about it just felt predictable. Then there were the errors, words missed or misspelt, and the differences in the language from one sentence to the next, using I'm in one place and the next line using I am, this happened a lot and, for me, detracted from the flow of the text. Overall I give it 3/5, I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it.

  • Ivelina Dimitrova
    2018-11-30 19:36

    *** I recieved this book in exchange for honest review ***I liked the book , the story and that it was written very well.It was interesting to know more about a relationship between two same genders.I felt very sorry for Justin and Derrick.They were always worried about what people will say about their relationship,make fun of them , also it was very cruel getting those notes ( I mean those notes where "fag" was written on ) .Problems in their families,especially Justin's mom who doesn't like the fact that he is a gay... which makes it even more difficult.I actually understand her,because if I was in her shoes I also wouldn't like it but still the important thing is for your child is to be happy so it doesn't matter if he's homosexual.The ending of the story was quite satisfying for me.

  • Pap Andreea
    2018-11-25 21:43

    I will start by saying thai i was afraid to read this book, i felt that i will be dissapointed and that i will not be able to finish it. Now, i feal bad for thinking that.I started to read this book because it's a story about a gay couple and i was curious how can you write about this subject, let me tell you that it is posible :) Tormented discovery it's a about falling in love with the "wrong" person, the wrong because they are the same gender.So, from the beginning Derek and Justin are a couple, a very sweet one, (i fell in love with them when was Derek's birthday), they are in love and try to leave their life but like in the real life exist people who discriminate and try to make it difficult. The book gets in your minde really quick, The caracters are very good written, from the caracters point of view, Derek, Justin and Hayden. Great job, i loved the book.

  • T.
    2018-12-05 18:45

    As an adult, I found the story hard to read, as it has a very 'high school' dialogue; after originally giving it a lower rating, I decided to re-read the book and consider it within the genre of YA/NA (as opposed to as an adult reading an adult genre book). The book is appropriate for New Adult, as it references some sexual activity. I feel it should appeal to the intended 17-18 y/o audience.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2018-12-06 22:49

    Reviewed by:Susan Genre: M/M Young AdultRated: 3 hearts Check out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews

  • Dallas Vinson
    2018-11-22 22:49

    Reminded me a lot of the online serials that i read on sites such as and

  • Chutchy
    2018-12-11 19:29

    Reading the last one now. Was really waiting for Kristian to get more of a kick-ass! I think he got off too easy, way too easy! I just love these guys, all of them!

  • Ashley
    2018-11-15 00:36

    I really enjoyed book one but this book was just too much. All of a sudden there's a catch phrase and everyone is crying over EVERYTHING! If there wasn't so much crying I would've liked this book more. The characters were cute and funny at times and the friendships between everyone was great too. I especially loved the addition of Randall. Overall, if I think about this book in 6 months all I'll remember was the ott crying over everything.

  • Daria
    2018-12-11 18:25

    I was given this book in return for an honest review.I'm sorry I did not enjoy this book. I usually enjoy m/m and YA, but the combination of the two, which this book is did not work for me. These characters were really young and immature teenage boys and I found I could not relate at all. There also was not much depth to these characters, and with 3 POV's, I found there was not too much difference between them. To be fair, I might have liked this book better if I had read the previous one, where the main couple meets and gets together in the first place. But it was recommended as a stand alone, and I took it at its word. And in my opinion it should not stand alone.And one last point. The "oh no, oh yes" dialogue made me want to gouge my eyes out every time I read that phrase. It was so horribly annoying that by the third/millionth time, I want to throw my kindle at the nearest wall.

  • Mary Myers-Huff Barger
    2018-11-30 21:49

    The second book in the Finding Our Way series is even better then the first book! This book is told from Justin, Derrick and Hayden's points of view. We get to see how Justin and Derrick are making it in their senior year and learn more about Hayden.Again in Tormented Discovery it is easy to relate to these characters. Jayson makes the reader feel like they are in the story with these guys( and Stacey).By the end of the book you feel more in touch with them and it is wonderful when you can switch genres and still get a warm fuzzy feeling from reading.While you don't have to read Finding Our Way first I would highly recommend it! I cannot wait to read more from Jayson James in the future!

  • Det
    2018-11-14 00:55

    Despite not having able to read the first book it was not confusing to follow where the story was going and I even like this 2nd installment in the series and I love that it feels like I was part of their group and also having fun...(─‿─)can't explain it in a much deeper sense, anyway, I enjoyed reading it. I was actually reluctant to read the 3rd book, the blurb is scary haha, it was like prepare yourself for a bit of heartache thingy. hehee ヾ(^∇^)

  • Riza Ampo
    2018-12-04 19:36

    Thi is kinda interesting. :)