Abroad by Liz Jacobs

About the Book

Cover: Abroad by Liz JacobsNick Melnikov doesn’t know where he belongs. He was just a kid when his Russian-Jewish family immigrated to Michigan. Now he’s in London for university, overwhelmed by unexpected memories. Socially anxious, intensely private, and closeted, Nick doesn’t expect to fall in so quickly with a tight-knit group of students from his college, and it’s both exhilarating and scary. Hanging out with them is a roller coaster of serious awkward and incredible longing, especially when the most intimidating of the group, Dex, looks his way.

Dex Cartwell knows exactly who he is: a black queer guy who doesn’t give a toss what anybody thinks of him. He is absolutely, one-hundred-percent, totally in control of his life. Apart, maybe, from the stress of his family’s abrupt move to an affluent, largely white town. And worrying about his younger brother feeling increasingly isolated as a result. And the persistent broken heart he’s been nursing for a while . . .

When Nick and Dex meet, both find themselves intrigued. Countless late-night conversations only sharpen their attraction. But the last thing Nick wants is to face his deepest secret, and the last thing Dex needs is another heartache. Dex has had to fight too hard for his right to be where he is. Nick isn’t even sure where he’s from. So how can either of them tell where this is going?

The Finer Details

Narrative Arc: Series

Series Detail: Abroad, book 1

Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Brain Mill Press
Cover Artist: Megan J. Smith / Ampersand Book Covers
Length: Novel, 372 e-book pages
POV: 3rd person, limited to one main character
Tense: Past
Pairings: Male/Male, Female/Female
Identities: Gay, Bisexual
Age Ranges: 18 to 21, 22 to 25
Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult

Tropes and Tags: ensemble cast, fish out of water, opposites attract, found family, closeted
Settings & Locales: London, England
Ending: To be cont…CLIFFHANGER

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