#Review A Hard Day’s Night by Mia Kerick

Title:A Hard Day's Night

Author:Mia Kerick

Genre:Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult


Publisher:CoolDudes Publishing


High school senior Kalin (Lennon) Macready knows several facts for certain: John Lennon is his hero. Beaumont Finley Danforth (Fin) is his best friend. And—this is the complicated one—he feels more for Fin than mere friendship.

For weeks, Lennon pesters Fin, who like Lennon admits to questioning his sexual orientation, for a commitment to spend twenty-four hours together exploring “the gay side of life.” Each boy will seek to answer the terrifying question, Am I gay? Fin reluctantly agrees. Lennon pre-plans the day, filling the hours with what he assumes “gay life” is all about: funky hairstyles, fancy coffee drinks, shopping for fashionable clothing, boogying to Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off”, and yes, listening to show tunes.

However, Lennon quickly realizes that in creating his plan he has succumbed to the most common and distorted gay stereotypes. Can he be gay and not fit them? And more importantly, is it possible that spending twenty-four hours together will convince Fin that he’s gay, too? If so, maybe Lennon has a shot at winning the heart of the boy of his dreams.

“A Hard Day’s Night” is a humorous young adult contemporary romance about two boys coming to realize that they don’t have to be a stereotype to be genuine.

A Hard Day's Night by Mia Kerick


A Hard Day’s Night is a sweet, funny, entertaining read that I couldn’t put down. Although short, the story and the characters are well defined. Lennon is such an atypical teenager in what musical tastes are concerned, especially since most won’t even know who The Beatles are. Fin is so different, and not just because of his family background, yet these two click as friends. The joined at the hip kind that decide to spend a whole day exploring what they truly mean to each other.

The activities Lennon has planned for the day, the encounters that rock their boat, the glimpses into their past as unlikely friends will make this a funny and touching journey of discovery. Lennon discovers who he is, what he’s not, and what the gay life really is about, beyond his misconceptions.

About the author

Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.

2 Responses to “#Review A Hard Day’s Night by Mia Kerick”

  1. mia kerick says:

    I am thrilled with this wonderful review of “A Hard Day’s Night”!! Thank you for enjoying a short, sweet book!! <3

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