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The Valley

by G. Younger

Published: 2023-03-17. 155,000 Words.

Categories: Fiction » Coming of Age

Format: EPUB

Content Rating: Older than 17

Rory Walsh is a boy with a problem. His mother has just passed away, and his abusive alcoholic aunt is trying to take custody of him because she thinks his mother had money.

In steps his father, who Rory has never met, to rescue him. Rory is taken from his home and friends and moved to The Valley, a gated community in Summerlin Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. He discovers that his father is loaded, and he will be moving into a home in which ten of his old ones would fit into easily.

He also has a new stepmom who looks like she could be an actress and a stepsister who hates him on sight.

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The Valley

Reviewed it on May 29, 2023

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

A good read

Reviewed it on May 15, 2023

enjoyed it. read it all in one evening. liked every book the author has written.



Reviewed it on April 21, 2023

it was lovely MORE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another great read!

Reviewed it on April 15, 2023

It always happens like this. I find G.Younger's free story online. The few chapters that are posted are enough to pique my curiosity. One thing I have learned not to take for granted is that tomorrow is guaranteed. So, I always buy the book instead of waiting for the free chapters. Another great read!


Good reading

Reviewed it on April 11, 2023

I have read most of your stories and enjoyed them. The characters are well sculpted and described.
I like a decent length read and this is what you produce.
Well done and I look forward to more.

Wonderful story line

Reviewed it on April 7, 2023

I think I’ve read everything that I can get of yours. I do believe your my favorite author.. I really enjoy everything I’ve read so far. I’m looking forward to more stories.


Classic Younger

Reviewed it on March 31, 2023

Another ripping yarn from Greg Younger. Thanks once more. A great read!

Pretty good!!

Reviewed it on March 31, 2023

A little jarring the large gap between summer break and 10 year reunion.

Great characters development.

Reviewed it on March 25, 2023

Love the way that the Author writing making me enjoy the development of the cast; making the story fun and keeping me reading until I finish the whole story {Can not put it away}.


tie in

Reviewed it on March 24, 2023

i saw in 1of the movies u said a date to was ian bond i thought there might be a tie in with your other book



Reviewed it on March 23, 2023

The book was awesome. But I like when the guy gets all women.

Teen drama that even adults can enjoy and understand.

Reviewed it on March 21, 2023

After reading the adventures of David in Stupid Boy, I had to purchase this book.
The first chapter had me wondering where this was going.
Then Rory started to get to me and it was great to see how his life changed and the people he interacted with.
Thank you GYounger for another great read.
Pinelands Sam


Classic G. Younger . . . and that's a very good thing

Reviewed it on March 20, 2023

I believe I've read every G. Younger (GY) book that's publicly available and I have been a fan from the beginning. There is a lot of erotica in his work and he does that well, but, at its heart, almost all his work is some version of a coming-of-age story. I admit to have a real affinity for that genre and GY does it very well, indeed. If GY happens to read this, don't think I missed that "stupid boy" reference you slid in this one.


It seems new

Reviewed it on March 19, 2023

A lot of authors seem to repeat themselves and recopy past successes. "The Valley" is a new take on coming of age and I very much enjoyed it.

i like it

Reviewed it on June 21, 2023

it is good can wait to see what is nexet.

Fra Bartolo

"The OC" meets "Stupid Boy"

Reviewed it on April 3, 2023

Another reviewer likened this story to Jay Cantrell's classic "Daze in the Valley", but in my humble opinion, G. Younger's rather been inspired by teen TV dramas like "The OC". Case in point, one of the leading ladies is named "Summer Barton"; one could speculate after actress Rachel Bilson's role "Summer Roberts" and co-actress Mischa Barton from the same show on The CW.
Just like in "The OC", a poor kid is adopted into a rich family and has to get to grips with his new status. Wether this happens in OC, California or Las Vegas doesn't make much of a difference - we get lots of teenage drama and angst before our young hero gets the neighborhood girl in the end.
The special gimmick is that his adoptive parents are porn actors turned producers that not only have gotten rich in the business but also preserved their kind and human side. This may require some suspension of disbelief on the reader's behalf; especially when compared to Jay Cantrell's probably more realistic depiction of the business. They offer Ryan - pardon, Rory - a part-time assistant job in the company and of course he gets to take classes in "Porn School" that make him an experienced lover in no time at all. To top it off, he's good-looking, ripped from MMA training and hung like a horse. If you can stomach that, you get a well-written story with otherwise believable teenage interaction interspersed with some author wish-fulfillment. All I'm really missing here is a nuru massage/oil wrestling scene with the female MMA fighter who trades off massages with him ;-)
I'm in two minds about the ending - on one hand, the story seems to end too soon and the epilogue "ten years later" feels a bit bolted on. On the other hand, I applaud the auther for deciding that the story is told and finished and hopefully moving on to other stories. All in all, I think you can spend much more money on much worse books.


Not bad

Reviewed it on March 22, 2023

A good read. Gave it 4 stars because I was able to put it down a few times.


Very good. As usual!

Reviewed it on March 20, 2023

I'm pretty sure this is the author's homage / reimagining of 'Daze in the Valley' The technical quality of this book is up to his usual high standards.

Plot wise I found it harder to suspend any disbelief I had. But still overall I found it very enjoyable.


Feelings and Situations

Reviewed it on March 19, 2023

I liked the flow of the book, delving into the feelings without overwhelming and keeping the characters real.
Nice Touch at the end bringing it all together.
Keep writing I enjoyed it.


Harsh transition between 16 and 18 years.

Reviewed it on April 2, 2023

I enjoyed the book in the early chapters. The transitions after 16 years became difficult to follow, and too much was left out. The first part of the book was detailed and character driven. The latter part of the book was like reading an outline for a novel.

I’ve read all of the “stupid boy” series, and book one of “a better man”. I thoroughly enjoyed “the valley”. However, I felt the ending was rushed and wasn’t up to the excellence that this author normally projects.

Looking forward to your future efforts.
Respectfully, DivineComedy001


A bit of a let down

Reviewed it on March 22, 2023

As I was enjoying the book, it suddenly ended and went into an epilogue...

Still, it was worth it.


Rushed / expensive

Reviewed it on May 5, 2023

I loved the start and middle. Sadly it rushed the ending to a single chapter. So with that AND the cost? It was greatly lacking


Not bad, but not all that good…MC similar to Stupid Boy

Reviewed it on March 19, 2023

The main character reminded me of David from the Stupid Boy series and unfortunately that included many of the things I didn’t like about that character. The story also seemed to kinda jump around a bit and some parts just didn’t make sense.
In my opinion, this book is not worth paying $10 for. It might be worth it for $5.


The valley disappoints

Reviewed it on March 18, 2023

I would like to love this book. The blurb seemed good, I know the writer has written some VERY good books, but I stopped reading after 1/3 of the book. It's a pity that mr. Younger rushed on to 'the good stuff'. It made his protagonist utterly and completely unbelievable. The cover is alluring, and maybe some people find this lack of character development totally unnecessary but still. Maybe it's for you, but not for me. Alas.