Wallflower  - Heidi Belleau Heidi Belleau does a great job really focusing this story on Rob's exploration and coming to terms with his sexuality.

As we find out early in the story Rob has an online, female, alter-identity he calls Bobby. Rob is shy, and introverted. Bobby is more confident and outgoing than Rob and he feels comfortable when he is her.

"Rob wasn't a girl. Wasn't born one, not physically and not even on the inside. He just liked ... playing one. Dressing up as one.
Rob didn't want to trick anyone, and he especially didn't want to hurt anyone. He just wanted to be a girl sometimes. Because it made him feel good ... Being Bobby, part time, at least, felt right."


When Rob decides that he is going to be Bobby during his shifts working at Rear Entrance Video, things become a little complicated. One night Dylan comes in and strikes up a conversation with Bobby. It turns out that Dylan is also in Rob's art class, but seems to not realize that Rob is Bobby. As Rob and Dylan's relationship grows, Rob has to decide if, when and how he can tell Dylan about Bobby and whether that will be the end of them.

I liked Rob in [b:Apple Polisher|17946461|Apple Polisher (Rear Entrance Video #1)|Heidi Belleau|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1370231033s/17946461.jpg|25001195] and loved him here. His struggle to find himself is very relatable. Most of the first half of the book is focused on Rob and finding out who he really is inside before the story jumps into the relationship, but when the relationship starts it progresses very quickly. Dylan is sweet, and straightforward and proud to be a gay man. There is a little bit of a mystery as to some of his behavior that all becomes clear towards the end.

The secondary characters, including Rob's housemates from Apple Polisher, are all well written and all make an appearance. Rob's sister is a loving, supportive woman (yeah!) and Dylan's family is, well, interesting in a good way.

While this is the second book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone story and I highly recommend it.

A copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.