Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn?t quite march Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an averag...

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Title:Hold My Hand
Author:Michael Barakiva
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Genres:LGBT
ISBN:Hold My Hand
Edition Language
English
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Hold My Hand Reviews

  • Ryan
    Apr 11, 2019
    ?Hold My Hand? by Michael Barakiva ? The sequel to the gay YA book ?One Man Guy? continues the story of Alek and Ethan as they approach their six month anniversary. Between Thanksgiving and Armenian Christmas, the couple?s relationship becomes strained when some truths ar...
  • Racheal
    Dec 17, 2018
    I loved One Man Guy SO MUCH, but the cheating plot for this is an absolute no-go for me. ...
  • Barbara
    Jul 05, 2019
    I'm sorry that some readers and reviewers were bothered by the truths in this novel, a follow-up to the well-loved One Man Guy. But the fact of the matter is that even in the best of relationships, there is honesty, and often the members of a couple are tempted or fall into temptation ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Mar 29, 2019
    E ARC from Edelweiss Love, love, love Alek and his Armenian family (the Thanksgiving scene was brilliant and made me laugh!), and need more books about boys having romances with other boys, but this book is DEFINITELY more YA. When I look at any book that involves a romance, I w...
  • Cathrina
    Apr 24, 2019
    Friendship. Honesty. Forgiveness. Acceptance. Embracing sexuality. Loving yourself. ...
  • Is
    Oct 09, 2018
    Yeah........ This was not good. Like why? Who asked for this? Listen, I absolutely loved One Man Guy. Five stars and all. WHY, oh why, would you follow it up with this? By now, we all know that Alek and Ethan are the characters of this story, but who asked for this? I m...
  • Liza
    Apr 14, 2019
    This book is so much more than just a high school romance. Alek and Ethan have already made it past their awkward stage and gotten together, but that was just the first obstacle in their uphill battle of a relationship. I love the realness of their portrayal and that nothing is sugar c...
  • Mehsi
    May 15, 2019
    I received this book from the publisher/tour host in exchange of an honest review. My excitement was through the roof when I found out about this book. A sequel to one of my favourite books? Yes, so much yes! Then came a tour invitation for this book and I was crossing my fingers to...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Apr 15, 2019
    Alek and Ethan have been dating for six months. Ethan is ready for their relationship to be more physical, whereas Alek just isn't there yet. Alek and Ethan go on a special date for their six-month-iversary, and Alek has just decided to say yes to sex, when he finds out Ethan cheated o...
  • Ryan
    Jun 12, 2019
    So many emotions ran through me while was reading this book. Initially we are out to find the perfect romance that will leave us with warm fuzzies and a happily ever after feeling. However this book challenges us to consider what makes a good relationship. Love is a battlefield, and st...
  • Mike Urbina
    Jan 27, 2017
    One man guy is very likely going to be the best thing I'll read this year. I WILL read absolutely everything written by Michael Barakiva, EXCEPT for anything centered on the main characters from One man guy. That book is a fragile, perfect little world. It needs nothing else. ...
  • Alex
    Jun 16, 2019
    Why, though? ...
  • Giovanna Brondo
    Nov 03, 2015
    I'm incredibly excited for this! Why until 2017??? :( and why does one of the cheat??? Oh god I'm excited ...
  • haley
    Jan 19, 2019
    I went through an emotional rollercoaster in the span of a few minutes after finding out about this. Listen, I just read and enjoyed One Man Guy. And I love Alek as a character so for a moment I was so hyped to see a sequel. But then I found out the plot centers (spoiler!!!) ar...
  • Forever Young Adult
    May 25, 2019
    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: Hands Where I Can See Them Drinking Buddy: My First Drink Testosterone Level: Health Class Talky Talk: And That is Why You Fail Bonus Factors: The Armenian Orthodox Church, My Best Friends Boyfriend Bromance Status: College Ex Read the full book r...
  • ReadingwithAmy
    May 18, 2019
    This Arc was very kindly provided by RainCoast books in exchange for a review? 3.75/5 stars! So this book shocked me...in a really good way! Going into this book I was extremely hesitant as it deals with a subject I really dislike reading (cheating) and I knew this book coul...
  • Ryan
    Jul 17, 2019
    I wish I could give this book a higher rating. Spoilers for Hold My Hand. One Man Guy sits on my Goodreads favorites shelf. I haven't read it beyond the one time, but was left with a decent mental image of who Alek is as a person, along with his eclectic Armenian family and all t...
  • Leah
    May 07, 2019
    Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I think the Armenian element was the strongest aspect of this book. I found it to be a specific and evocative portrayal of a culture that I don't know very much about, although as a person growing up (and also being an adult!) female in the modern Or...
  • Michael Barakiva
    Oct 29, 2018
    I want to thank everyone who wrote, tweeted, pinged, PMed or reached out to me in any other way to tell me about what One Man Guy meant to them. Although Hold My Hand is a stand-alone sequel, and it is meant to be enjoyed entirely on its own, it was the response of the readers of OMG t...
  • Inkish Kingdoms
    Apr 30, 2019
    In an agonizing prelude of the inevitable, Michael Barakiva takes us into the love adventures of two teenagers. Heart wrenching but optimistic, a story that overcomes the impossibility of forgiveness even in the most extreme cases. This sequel conserves the essence of the first book...
  • Grace M
    May 25, 2019
    It?s the kind-of sequel we got... and didn?t particularly need, but it?s the thought that counts, right? (Boy, I hate writing reviews for books whose authors I?ve met. It feels kind of mean, but... if you?re on here, then you?ve opened the box and that?s your fault. Sor...
  • Maureen Lubitz
    May 17, 2019
    I came across Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva when I was browsing Netgalley, and the blurb piqued my interest. My request was accepted, and so I added the book to my reading queue. Alek is an Armenian-American high school student. He has been dating Ethan for almost six months. Th...
  • William McGinn
    Jun 30, 2019
    4/4 A+ Alek Khederian and Ethan Novick - are they a cutesy teenage couple, or perhaps the best love story in the history of literature? Kissing Ethan. Kissing Ethan rocked. That?s the introduction of this book. The sequel to One Man Guy where I recently did an updated review,...
  • Natalia
    May 17, 2019
    This book was really a wealth of knowledge on the Armenian people and discussions on topics related to religion, the view of homosexuality by the church, people's reluctance to accept others, etc.. I really loved all the facts about Alek's Armenian family because it made me feel like...
  • Teresa
    Oct 09, 2018
    ***3.5 Stars*** When I read this book I was unaware that there was a novel before this that introduces you to Ethan and Alek. That being said I was totally comfortable diving into this book without any backstory, I feel like Barakiva did a good enough job that I didn't miss much from ...
  • Emily
    Jun 01, 2019
    Last pride I read One Man Guy as I toured churches in Italy. So excited to start off 2019 pride with this sequel. ...
  • V.S. Santoni
    Jun 13, 2019
    Michael Barakiva is an amazing writer who greatly inspires me. Some people may not like what comes after the happy ending, but we all know how real life plays out, and sometimes things are a lot more complicated than forgive/don't forgive, especially when it comes to love. The subject ...
  • Bash the Fash
    Jun 13, 2019
    I?m not a huge fan of cheating storylines but I?m a huge fan of these two boys. I felt that Ethan?s cheating was sad, but these are teenagers. I remember being a teenager. We?d date, break up, get back together again, rinse repeat. Those decisions were both internal and influen...
  • Sydney
    May 21, 2019
    I noticed a lot of figurative language in this book. Some of the metaphors were really lighthearted and well-placed in sadder moments of the book. Others were there to emphasize something, but I enjoyed their addition. I think Barakiva did a fantastic job. Often times, authors that I h...
  • Marina L.
    Jul 05, 2019
    I honestly don't feel comfortable writing negative reviews, but this time, since this series of books was a recommendation of one of my teenage students, I felt morally obligated to. First of all, I enjoyed One Man Guy immensely. I really did. The pace was great, it was a lighthearte...