BOOK REVIEW - Juunyork: The Final Chapter by Brandon McKinney
Biography, LGBTQ, Romance
Date Published: August 3, 2022
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
The Final Chapter is a true story about a romance between a man, Brandon, who falls in love with a Brazilian social media influencer, Junior. The story begins on the first day they meet and follows them through the next eight months of their relationship. It ends with their final tragic day together.
Each month shows the progress of their journey and the role social media plays in their love. It outlines the current fashion of LGBTQ dating involving apps, open relationships, and the evolving meaning of exclusivity. Witness their passionate sexual experience, their romance, explosive outbreaks, and multiple vacations.
In their final months together, feel their love before it is destroyed by a tragic accident.
Juunyok: The Final Chapter is the heartwarming story of a love lost way too soon. I enjoyed going on this journey with Brandon as he retraces his relationship with junior. The ups, the downs, and everything in between. I enjoyed the pictures; they brought the relationship to life, and I felt closer to the author.
This memoir is well written and told from the heart. I appreciate the author told his story with a genuineness that shine through. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be this vulnerable on such a large scale. The author also reminds us not to take our loved ones for granted as we never know when our final day is.
This book is a quick read that is engaging and interesting at the same time. I hope this author continues to write; I’d love to know more about his life.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author
Brandon McKinney is a twenty-seven-year-old currently pursuing his master's degree in global strategic communications. He obtained his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Florida. He is a Florida native. He loves traveling, animals, and hopes to one day have a big family. In his spare time, he is active in many sports leagues in the Orlando area. This is his debut novel.