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Taking Off the Mask

   (6 reviews)
Genres: General Fiction
Sub-genres: Coming of Age

Love takes off the masks that we fear that we cannot live without and know that we cannot live within. -James Baldwin

At sixteen, James has an almost perfect life. Then two boys enter his life and turn it upside down. Dion is a shy boy who James can't understand. Donovan is the star basketball player who James admires. Read how an incident with one boy will bring him closer to the other as masks are slowly removed.

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Story Recommendations (8 members)

  • Action Packed 3
  • Addictive/Pacing 8
  • Characters 8
  • Chills 5
  • Cliffhanger 4
  • Compelling 8
  • Feel-Good 6
  • Humor 3
  • Smoldering 4
  • Tearjerker 5
  • Unique 6
  • World Building 5

  • Like 4
  • Love 10
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Table of Contents
  • 1. Chapter 1
    • 4,057 Words
    • 2,745 Views
    • 14 Comments
  • 2. Chapter 2
    • 3,627 Words
    • 1,417 Views
    • 9 Comments
  • 3. Chapter 3
    • 3,600 Words
    • 1,378 Views
    • 10 Comments
  • 4. Chapter 4
    • 3,698 Words
    • 1,344 Views
    • 8 Comments
  • 5. Chapter 5
    • 3,512 Words
    • 1,199 Views
    • 11 Comments
  • 6. Chapter 6
    • 3,894 Words
    • 1,099 Views
    • 6 Comments
  • 7. Chapter 7
    • 4,429 Words
    • 1,122 Views
    • 6 Comments
  • 8. Chapter 8
    • 3,841 Words
    • 1,031 Views
    • 10 Comments
  • 9. Chapter 9
    • 3,931 Words
    • 941 Views
    • 11 Comments
  • 10. Chapter 10
    • 3,886 Words
    • 1,045 Views
    • 20 Comments
  • 11. Chapter 11
    • 3,840 Words
    • 908 Views
    • 9 Comments
  • 12. Chapter 12
    • 3,911 Words
    • 742 Views
    • 7 Comments
  • 13. Chapter 13
    • 4,970 Words
    • 732 Views
    • 12 Comments
  • 14. Chapter 14
    • 5,884 Words
    • 1,291 Views
    • 13 Comments

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Doha

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

A delightful story, Taking off the Mask, tells of youth and first love, of struggle and victory.

This is a tale that had me crying and laughing and dreaming.

A super read. 

  • Love 3
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chris191070

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Another fantastic story from @Ronyx.

A touching and heartwarming story of first love.

There are many ups and downs for James, some good and some bad.

Read on to discover more.

  • Love 4
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raven1

· Edited by raven1

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is another finely crafted story of love.  As is usual with stories by @Ronyx, it is also thought provoking.  I found myself growing closer to the two young men as layer by layer their masks were removed.  Most of the other characters are as engaging and lovable in the story.  I highly recommend this brilliant tale of young love.

  • Love 4
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drsawzall

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

Once again we are treated to a great tale so very well crafted from one of the best authors on this or any other site.

We all wear masks in our daily lives and interactions with others...what happens when we let those masks slip??...Read on and enjoy!!

  • Love 5
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Tim Hobson

   3 of 3 members found this review helpful 3 / 3 members

A delightful, heart-touching story of first love and overcoming the obstacles that young gay men struggle with. The ups and downs had me worried, but the happy ending was well worth waiting for!

  • Love 6
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weinerdog

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

The main reason I'm writing this review is so this story will get the 5 stars it deserves although I'm confident others will follow.

There isn't much I can say about this story without being redundant about what I reviewed about his other stories what I wrote about those apply here it has all the elements a great @Ronyxstory has and of course that can only be a good thing.

I will say in this story there are two supporting characters who are exceptional even by Ron's high standards( I won't do a spoiler and say who) 

  • Love 5
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