Without Sin

Without Sin

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Smithson has a temper. He's picked on because he likes boys, and fighting gets him kicked out of public school. As a last resort, his parents place him in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Boarding School for Boys. At his first mass at St. Thomas he sees Avery Dendritch, a senior who serves as altar boy during the service. When they meet, the attraction bet Sixteen-year-old Jacob Smithson has a temper. He's picked on because he likes boys, and fighting gets him kicked out of...

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Title:Without Sin
Author:J. Tomas
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Without Sin
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Without Sin Reviews

  • Sarah Sammis
    Apr 16, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

  • J.M.
    Apr 24, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

  • Brenda (b)
    Jul 18, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

  • Zeoanne
    Jun 07, 2013

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • YA Reads Book Reviews
    Sep 11, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

  • Sadonna
    Jul 24, 2011

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

  • Julia
    Jun 13, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

  • Kassa
    Dec 11, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

  • Elisa Rolle
    Jun 05, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

  • Lily
    Feb 10, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

  • Jeff Erno
    Aug 14, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

  • Kris
    Aug 08, 2009

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

  • Junebug
    Jan 07, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • Cori
    Jul 22, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • Tatiana
    Jun 15, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

  • Anne-claire
    Apr 04, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

  • Ashley♥Alexis
    Nov 16, 2012

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

  • LaShonta
    Jul 21, 2010

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • Rosemary
    Mar 07, 2011

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • Joy
    Aug 05, 2015

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

  • John Ames
    Jan 19, 2012

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

  • Tanisha
    Feb 16, 2012

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Trisha Harrington
    Jul 16, 2012

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

  • Jeffery
    Feb 23, 2013

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

  • Frank Claudy
    Apr 05, 2013

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kevin
    Mar 21, 2016

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

  • Rea
    May 26, 2014

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Sienna Duran
    May 14, 2015

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...

    This is my book, written under a pseudonym, so I'm not going to write a review. ...

    The pace just isn't for me, and though it's not a bad plot, I find the writing style disappointing. ...

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  • Heidi Dover
    Apr 05, 2016

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

  • Lamar54
    Mar 23, 2012

    Although Without Sin by J. Tomas is marketed as a Young Adult romance, there is nothing immature or even amateur about this story. The protagonists are teenagers, but the depth of their relationship is explored and described with adult-level precision, understanding, and compassion. Th...

    I loved this book so much, the relationship was started very soon in the book but I am glad it was. I just loved both characters and the fact that their relationship survived was brilliant. I would have loved if the ending had been a couple of years later but that's a small thing :) ...

    2.5 stars too much "sex". I liked these boys and if they weren't being controlled by their hormones every second I would have enjoyed this more. my favorite parts were probably around thr end. johnny was down right adorable and i even liked that Matt ended up being a good guy ...

    The bad boy and the angel girl, all church and home... It's quite a classical plot, only that here, the angel girl is an angel boy, better the altar boy, and bad boy Jacob sees him the first day at the boarding school where he was sent due to one fight more in public school. Jacob is 1...

    The Review: Honesty from the outset~ It is true. The good reading fairies have been gracing me recently. First things first~ When I found out that J M Snyder had started to write YA under the pseudonym J Tomas I immediately put up my hand for the book. I was even more intri...

    Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Without Sin is a story of two high school boys who meet while attending a Catholic all boys boarding school. This story is told in alternating points of view of the two main characters. Avery, the older of the two boys, is a senior at St. Thomas Aquinas....

    I read this book as my 'out of my comfort zone' read for Kris' M/M Rut Challenge. I haven't been interested in reading YA since I was young but I must admit I really liked this story. Jacob and Avery are young guys attending Catholic boarding school and the development of their rela...

    Pretty good. It's written in the present tense, for those who mind such things ...

    Without Sin is a tightly written and beautifully told story about young love and the hardships of being different. With a well crafted premise and three dimensional characters, the story delivers a lovely romance that easily reminds of the difficulties of high school and the promise of...

    "Without Sin" is first and foremost and story of truly falling in love with the one, that person that completes and makes you whole, and you can already see a happy lifetime of forever. Sounds like your typical teen romance novel, right? Well it is for all intents and purposes, but our...

    I can?t make up my mind whether or not I liked this book. I read it a few days ago and I?ve been weighing up the pros and cons ever since. I think it?s probably safest to say that I?m sitting on the fence with this one. If you want to know my reasons, continue reading. Con: ...

    http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.co... Without Sin by J. Tomas is very touchy Young Adult romance novel that is very well written and beautifully told. The story revolves around Jacob Smithson and Avery Dendritch. Jacob is a rebellious boy that whenever he is teased or provoke...

    Without Sin is a young adult gay romance by J. M. Snyder writing as J. Thomas. It's a short, fast paced novel that covers the tumultuous first semester at an all boys boarding school. Jacob is a tough kid who's been through a number of schools for his fighting. The best way to descr...

    I liked it, I was surprised that I really did since it's not the type of story I'm used to reading. It's a young adult (YA) story, so it's not really aimed at me and that makes it feel awkward for me to rate it and comment on it. I read this one because J. Tomas is a pseudonym for J.M....

    Good YA read. Good voice for the MC ages, although sometimes hard to differentiate between the two. Written in third person present, which isn't a personal favorite, always seems to hold me at a slight distance instead of fully submersing, but that's a personal thing. Very physical rel...

    Oh my... This book was recommanded by a friend of mine, thus I had some expectations of it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and at times annoyed. Almost all the sentences are made in the present tense, which give the effect of citing facts rather than telling a story. So far the...

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I loved it and hated it at the same time. The writing style made me insane. The short sentences in present tense were grating and at times Jacob got on my nerves to the point of wanting to slap him. At the same time, though, the love story is sw...

    A trouble-making teen is sent to Catholic school, where he meets a guy. Did not hold my attention long enough to finish the book. ...

    I would have given a 5 but some of the middle was distracting/boring. I loss interest for awhile... at least the floor got mopped. ...