Posing for a talented young
photographer seemed like an easy way for Aaron to make some
money, but it ends up changing his life forever. Jake is a
recluse while Aaron is flamboyant, and yet they fit together
like two peas in a pod. What started as a working
relationship quickly becomes more, but if Aaron and Jake
can’t admit their true feelings for each other, they’ll lose
the best thing that ever happened to them.
The beautiful and intrinsic connection
between Jake and Aaron in Take My Picture is
evident from the moment they meet. It continually
grows and changes, evolving quickly into an unbreakable bond
that even separation cannot destroy. Aaron meets Jake when
he’s looking to make some extra money and Jake decides on
the spot that he wants Aaron as his new assistant. He says,
“That one. I want that one.” From there, Aaron and Jake
embark on a relationship that is so much more than
friendship. Their love for each other is simple and pure.
It’s consuming and passionate. As guileless and obvious as
it is to everyone around them, they don’t see it themselves.
Aaron is outgoing, confident, and charming. Jake’s
eccentricity creates debilitating anguish for him at times.
He is flighty, inquisitive, sensitive, and innocent all
wrapped up in a sexy package. He’s insecure and unable to
express his feelings. The results of which broke my heart
and theirs, but their reconciliation is profoundly moving.
The first time I read Take My Picture I
thought it was one of the most moving stories I had ever
read and I fell madly and hopelessly in love with Aaron and
Jake. I still feel that way. Take My Picture
is a wonderful story with some very hot and tender sex at
the end. From Jake and Aaron’s constant witty banter, to
their heart-wrenching journey, and the references to The
Giving Tree, Take My Picture is achingly
poignant and heartbreakingly perfect.