Intervention

Intervention As a musician at the popular college caf Coed Joe s high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention Out proud free spirited and sexually aware Kai sets his sights on his darkly

  • Title: Intervention
  • Author: Mia Kerick
  • ISBN: 9781627983358
  • Page: 401
  • Format: ebook
  • As a musician at the popular college caf Coed Joe s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention Out, proud, free spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest wAs a musician at the popular college caf Coed Joe s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention Out, proud, free spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest will be reciprocated, with satisfying sex as the end goal That s what usually happens But Jamie s lessons in life have been harsher Having been sexually abused by his older stepbrother for several years, Jamie has grown an impenetrable outer shell meant to keep the world at a safe distance Kai is angry at first when he takes the brunt of Jamie s bad temper, but after Kai accidentally discovers the abuse Jamie has suffered, he wants to fix things Kai s plan is based on what he knows best music and he stages a musical intervention to let Jamie know he s not alone and things can get better When Jamie s perspective changes and he emerges from his shell, Kai changes, too, gaining a whole new understanding of what sex can be when love is there too.

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    About "Mia Kerick"

    1. Mia Kerick

      Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children all named after saints and five nonpedigreed cats all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story As a teen, Mia filled spiral bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big hair bands and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality Her only major regret never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.Contact Mia at miakerick gmail.

    166 thoughts on “Intervention”

    1. The cover is awesome and I liked Mia Kerick a lot in her The Red Sheet, so I had great expectations about this one. However, it started weak, it finished weak and everything in between felt long.And if I ever hear "bro" or "dude" another one time, I won't be held responsible for my actions. And saying "J" for Jamie when the name is so short and beautiful was something I couldn't explain. No comments about "K" for Kai. It all irritated me immensely.Maybe I'm giving too much importance to small fa [...]


    2. Kai Manter is a young, talented musician that’s proudly out, very sexually active, and finds himself uncharacteristically attracted to a shy, aloof waiter at the café where he performs. That shy waiter, who is prone at times to demonstrate a wicked temper, is Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. There are very serious reasons for Jamie’s temperament and it won’t be easy to break down Jamie’s walls and allow Kai in, but with the help of his friends and his own determin [...]


    3. 4.25*“To intervene when words alone weren’t enough.”Kai is a healthy young man in a lot of respects, a healthy sex life, a healthy self esteem, a great family and he has a wonderful relationship with his older brother Chuck. He is a very talented musician, popular, his life is right on track.Jamie is the opposite in almost every way. He was called 'Pretty Vacant' throughout his high school years, because although he's pretty, he never interacted with anyone. He doesn't make eye contact, he [...]


    4. My review on Greedy Bug Book Reviews.This book was provided by Harmony Ink Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.


    5. GAH!! Where to start? First off, trigger warnings! There is mention of non-consensual sexual violence in this book, though none of it is explicit. Also, please have tissues handy - you will need them. This was a beautifully written story, pulled me in from the word go, with a voice that sounded authentic and believable. Kai is a high school senior working as a musical performer at a coffee shop/hang-out and otherwise flirting and shmexing any boy who catches his eye. Not interested in a relation [...]


    6. I loved the slow burn of this story, the pace was perfect. You can’t rush the healing process of a broken boy. Kai’s patience is a key element in this story. He is not good with words but music speaks for him.He can show Jamie that his love is sincere and that he is in for the long run. Something that neither Jamie nor Kai have experienced before, love and intimacy beyond sex.A review for GayListBook Reviews


    7. Pff, this was an emotional read. Abuse is never easy, but in a way this story hit me hard. (view spoiler)[ Maybe because it was still happening. And how it was handled by his family. I can't understand their reactions. I just can't. How can you ask someone to not report it to the police? Ugh. (hide spoiler)] At least Jamie had Kai and his family.I would love to read more about Jamie and Kai. About their college-years and about their love.


    8. ***Audiobook*** I tried, I really tried. I made it to about 30%, but I just can't take it any more. I can't listen to Kai say "dude" one more time. Just FYI, the word "dude" appears in this book 238 times. I even tried switching from audiobook to just plain reading this one to see if the dude-factor would be less annoying. Unfortunately, it was not. So I'm out. DNF.


    9. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE4.5 StarsThis is a tough read about a tough subject. It reminded me that through all the ugly you can still see the beautiful.Kai is just finishing his final year of high school and lives life to suit himself. His last relationship landed him a stalker so casual sex is his mantra. Wham bang thank you man and out the door is the motto he is happiest with.His latest target is the sexy Goth waiter he works with and is going to prove a bigger challenge than most. Jami [...]


    10. ***AUDIO REVIEW**Kai and Jamie both work at Co-ed Joe's, Kai is a musician and sings for his supper, Jamie waits tables. Jamie is closed off from everyone and everything around him, Kia is a (his words!!) slut. Jamie catches Kai's eye, and Kai goes in for the kill. And gets rebuffed. Kai keeps trying, but when Kai discovers WHY Jamie has shut himself off from the world, he uses everything at his disposal to make Jamie his. Had I come across this book, I would have passed it over. It billed, on , [...]


    11. I don't think I can rate this. Sorry, but I can't do it. I'll tell you why in a rant and not much of a review below.(view spoiler)[When Kai found out that Evan was STILL harassing Jamie, he should have reported it. THEN to have Evan rape Jamie again without going to the police (besides Peter) NO! I didn't like the "compromise" at all. Evan got away with hurting Jamie. That to me is an ABSOLUTELY NOT! area. Evan needs to be in jail for what he did. It makes me sick that Jamie is okay with the "co [...]


    12. I have a hard time reading books containing incest. The subject matter is a heinous one and I laud author Mia Kerick for attempting to tackle it in her newest book. When I got to the first part in Intervention where the history of incest was clearly stated, I didn’t think I’d be able to read the book. But, I pressed on. I’m not sure if it had to do with the skilled way in which Ms. Kerick wrote it or my determination to get through a troubling story. I say all this to be sure you know wher [...]


    13. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewAnd honestly? I didn't hate it but I didn't like it either. I liked Kai and I liked Jamie but I found a lot of the dialogue between the two to be silly and if I'm honest not really dialogue that would be used by two 18 year old boys. And the overuse of the word "Dude" had be wanting to pull out my hair. No one. NO ONE says dude that much. Ever. The story had a lot of potential but the writing let it down and for that fact I had [...]


    14. I liked how music was used to reach out to another person and convey emotions, a nicely done and moving dimension of the story. Otherwise, I think this was not the right book for me since I could not relate to or accept how the plot unfolded; particularly, one painful event in the climax seemed unnecessarily cruel to happen again, followed by a rather abrupt ending.





    15. I have a hard time reading books containing incest. The subject matter is a heinous one and I laud author, Mia Kerick, for attempting to tackle it in her newest book. When I got to the first part in Intervention where the history of incest was clearly stated, I didn’t think I’d be able to read the book. But, I pressed on. I’m not sure if it had to do with the skilled way in which Ms. Kerick wrote it or my determination to get through a troubling story. I say all this to be sure you know wh [...]


    16. Full Review thebloggergirls/2014/09/14Kai is a high school senior who plays music at a local coffee shop when not in school. He’s planning on going to the local university for musical theory and is incredibly talented. He meets Jamie, a waiter at the coffee house and a college freshman, and is instantly attracted to the snarky, solitary boy.Over several weeks Kai is rebuffed by Jamie time and again, and just when he thinks he’s finally going to give up on Jamie, he saves Jamie from a beating [...]


    17. I've read and enjoyed Mia Kerick's novels before, so I eagerly picked up Intervention with a certain set of expectations. Not only did she surpass them, but I was also pleasantly surprised to find out it was for a younger audience. She treated the characters' ordeal with such understanding tenderness and formed her protagonists with an endearing sensitivity that even readers of adult gay fiction would have resonated with - it didn't matter that this was for a more tween demographic, it was a gre [...]


    18. High school senior Kai Manter, a musician at a popular campus cafe is out, proud, and overly confident. When he turns his sights on Jamie Arlotta, a usually quiet, ill-tempered coworker and college freshman, he believes his interest will be easily reciprocated. After all, that's how it's always been for Kai. Jamie proves differently. His troubled past with a sexually abusive step-brother has left him wary and broken in ways Kai can't possibly understand, but he wants to. Trying to figure out a w [...]


    19. B+There is one thing I love just as much as I love books and reading and that is music.So when a good book comes with a great playlist, I am in my element.This is an honest story about two boys in very different places in life, with a lot of healing and growing to do.Kai is an adorable character, I love being inside his head. He had a very unconventional upbringing, with hippie parents. He had a very happy childhood, a loving family. He is a very sincere guy, and up until meeting Jamie he enjoye [...]


    20. A couple of cute guys (a promiscuous rock musician and a troubled artist) involved in an angsty romance? After reading the blurb on the back of Mia Kerick’s latest novel, I had only three words to say, “sign me up.”In brief, it tells the story of Kai, a young musician who uses music to reach out to Jamie, a troubled waiter at the coffee shop where he performs. At first blush, it would seem that the character who undergoes the most dramatic transformation over the course of the story is the [...]


    21. Touching but difficult to read*NOTE: I received a free review copy of this story.*Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 7/10PROS: - I found the story very romantic, but not in a mushy, hearts-and-roses sort of way. In a modern, awkward-but-well-intentioned, teenaged sort of way.- Jamie is a tragic character, and Kai describes him in heartbreaking terms that somehow manage not to turn Jamie into a wimp. The overall feeling I was left with was compassion ra [...]


    22. It’s said that time is the great healer, but love can be every bit as powerful when it comes to mending the soul. This is certainly the case for one of the heroes in this poignant coming of age tale by Mia Kerick. Written with real tenderness, and featuring a protagonist whose voice grabbed my attention from the opening sentences, this is one of those novels that made me feel all warm and tingly inside. It left me with the belief that, no matter how damaged or embittered a person may be, there [...]


    23. *** Note: I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and impartial review ***Kai Manter is a charming, self confident high school senior with a pair of latter-day hippies as parents and two supportive siblings. Musically gifted and good looking Kai is out and proud and brags in the first chapter about his last 10 conquests. But then he spots Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university who works as a waiter at the coffee house where Kai sings. [...]


    24. This is such a sweet lovely coming of age love story between two teenage guys. When I first saw the blurb I was like 'oh cool, I love an M/M story' but how wrong was I. This is so much more.Kai is in his last year of high school and planning to study music at college next year. His parents both teach there and they are from the hippy generation school of thought. They love their two sons and as long as they are happy with their life decisions, that's all that matters. Kai is passionate about mus [...]


    25. After 60 pages I couldn't take it anymore. This book is like a playlist with a little story here and there. I get that the "Soundtrack" mentioned in a book is a tool to transport emotions/suck the reader in/let the reader bond with the story. The problem for me was that the constant mentioning of songs/lyrics was way to much and the story wasn't interesting enough or better didn't live up to the songs/lyris mentioned.Sometimes the songs didn't even fit. For example: Singing "you oughta know" to [...]


    26. Synopsis:As a musician at the popular college café Coed Joe’s, high school senior Kai Manter is never lacking for male attention. Out, proud, free-spirited, and sexually aware, Kai sets his sights on his darkly Gothic and undeniably bad-tempered coworker, Jamie Arlotta, a freshman at the local arts university. Sporting long hair and alluring hippie style, Kai expects his interest will be reciprocated, with satisfying sex as the end goal. That’s what usually happens. But Jamie’s lessons in [...]


    27. Author Mia Kerick is queen of the true love stories in which the characters have to overcome internal issues to achieve it. I'm a huge fan of stories like Intervention; Kai Manter is a high school student and talented musician who until recently only cared about getting one thing out of relationships with men. Jamie Arlotta is a beautiful but reclusive and cold art student who works at a nearby college campus cafe where Kai performs his songs. After going after what Kai thought would be his next [...]


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