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Vlog star Renard Grant has nothing to prove: he’s got a pretty face, chiseled body, and two million adoring video subscribers. Plus the scars on his chest and a prescription for testosterone. Because Ren is transgender: assigned female at birth, living now as male. He films his transition and shares it bravely with the world; his fans love his honesty and positivity.
But Ren has been living a double life.
Off-camera, he’s Cane, the muscle-bound enforcer for social justice vigilante group Black Iris. As Cane, he lets his dark side loose. Hurts those who prey on the disempowered. Indulges in the ugly side of masculinity. And his new partner, Tamsin Baylor, is a girl as rough and relentless as him. Together, they terrorize the trolls into silence.
But when a routine Black Iris job goes south, Ren is put in the crosshairs. Someone is out to ruin his life. He’s a bad boy, they say, guilty of what he punishes others for.
Just like every other guy: at heart, he’s a monster, too.
Now Ren’s got everything to prove. He has to clear his name, and show the world he’s a good man. But that requires facing demons he’s locked away for years. And it might mean discovering he’s not such a good guy after all.
Wake (Cam Girl, as Leah Raeder) delivers a provocative and sexually charged novel of vengeance and betrayal set in Chicago. Renard "Ren" Grant, a popular YouTube vlogger, publicly details his intensely emotional gender transition (with echoes of Wake's own social media chronicles on the subject). But he has a secret life as well, as part of Black Iris, a social-justice group whose mission is to stop abusive men from terrorizing women. When a new assignment goes wrong, Ren is put on suspension, and an attractive new group member seems set to take his place. But soon Ren finds himself framed for rape, and he isn't sure whom to trust the members of Black Iris, his former best friend, or the woman he's falling in love with. Ren can only be certain that a dark character from his past has returned and someone is out to destroy him. This erotic and suspenseful tale offers illuminating and often heartbreaking insight into the psychology of its transgender protagonist and compels readers to question their conceptions about gender and desire.