Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

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On episode 5 of First Five Chapters, Luke Kerr is joined by writer Brandon Redding to review Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters

Sometimes the fantasy of romance makes you overlook the real love that is right next to you. Right Where I Left You is the story of three teens-turning men- the summer between high school and college. Isaac wants love, and to score tickets to Legends Con for him and his best friend Diego. However, when Isaac is distracted by an encounter with his high school crush Davi, he misses out on the tickets and the friends’ big summer plan goes sideways.

Will Isaac’s fantasy crush for Davi blossom into something more? How will Diego react to the truth about why they didn’t get tickets. And will Isaac discover that when it comes to love, sometimes the reality turns out better than the fairy tale?

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Right Where I Left You by Julian Winters Official Summary

Isaac Martin is ready to kick off summer. His last before heading off to college in the fall where he won’t have his best friend, Diego. Where—despite his social anxiety—he’ll be left to make friends on his own. Knowing his time with Diego is limited, Isaac enacts a foolproof plan: snatch up a pair of badges for the epic comic convention, Legends Con, and attend his first ever Teen Pride. Just him and Diego. 
But when an unexpected run-in with Davi—Isaac’s old crush—distracts him the day tickets go on sale, suddenly he’s two badges short of a perfect summer. Even worse, now he’s left making it up to Diego by hanging with him and his gamer buddies. Decidedly NOT part of the original plan. It’s not all bad, though. Some of Diego’s friends turn out to be pretty cool, and when things with Davi start heating up, Isaac is almost able to forget about his Legends Con blunder. Almost. Because then Diego finds out what really happened that day with Davi, and their friendship lands on thin ice. Isaac assumes he’s upset about missing the convention, but could Diego have other reasons for avoiding Isaac?