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Luka Thomas is a God-fearing Christian. When his family moves to the Bible Belt right before his senior year of high school, he knows he’ll blend right in. Sort of. Being gay is a sin, so he’s not gay. He’s just…experimenting.

Then he meets Harlan Sharp and begins to question everything he knew to be true.

Harlan stopped believing in fairytales when the darkest days of his past left him scarred, angry, and questioning God’s motives. He doesn’t trust anyone, let alone Luka, who reminds Harlan of the very same person who hurt him.

When blatantly ignoring all of Luka’s attempts at conversation doesn’t deter him, Harlan begins criticizing the one thing that Luka seems to believe wholeheartedly: his faith in God.

With Luka’s incredibly strict step-father pressuring him to date a girl, he desperately makes a deal, but at what cost to his budding relationship with Harlan?

The Take me to Church series is a real depiction of falling in love as a gay teen amidst the rampant homophobia of the south and the mental health issues many people face. It’s explicit in the way that life is. It’s raw, beautiful, and real. Readers will scream in anger and cry in pain, but also laugh in joy and healing as they grow with these characters.


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When L.M. Archer reached out to allow us to read her book, we were firstly really excited and secondly seriously appreciative. Between me and Jade, I am probably the one who loves a good soppy romance and loves a story that melts you. When I read the blurb for this book I was instantly excited as I knew it would be right up my street. Read more…..


Arm Cast Podcast interviews L.M. Archer
She talks about her book Cool for the Summer, inspirations, struggling with her sexuality and how she uses that in writing romance novels