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May the Best Man Win

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Today I’m stoked to share all about May the Best Man Win by Z.R. Ellor. While most contemporary focus on the solely the romance, May the Best Man Win turns it’s eyes to the realism of transphobia, grieving, and the complicated elements of life that cause us to battle the world that surrounds us and for the freedom of our inner selves. While our protagonists Lukas and Jeremy are battling for Homecoming King, they are also undergoing the process of overcoming their struggles, and rekindling the connection between them. Both characters are morally gray and have their own separate struggles that show the promise of future development beyond May the Best Man Win. I would have loved to see more of this but understand that the book predominantly centralized around the drama and lovers-to enemies-to lovers plot.

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TITLE: May the Best Man Win

AUTHOR: Z.R. Ellor

PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press

RELEASE DATE: May 18th, 2021

GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT FICTION--Contemporary, Romance



A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of Homecoming King with the boy he dumped last summer in ZR Ellor’s contemporary YA debut.

Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and student body president, won’t let coming out as a transgender boy ruin his senior year. Instead of bowing to the bigots and outdated school administration, Jeremy decides to make some noise—and how better than by challenging his all-star ex-boyfriend, Lukas for the title of Homecoming King?

Lukas Rivers, football star and head of the Homecoming Committee, is just trying to find order in his life after his older brother’s funeral and the loss long-term girlfriend—who turned out to be a boy. But when Jeremy threatens to break his heart and steal his crown, Lukas kick starts a plot to sabotage Jeremy’s campaign.

When both boys take their rivalry too far, the dance is on the verge of being canceled. To save Homecoming, they’ll have to face the hurt they’re both hiding—and the lingering butterflies they can’t deny.


Z. R. Ellor (he/him) is the author of MAY THE BEST MAN WIN and the forthcoming adult fantasy SILK FIRE (written as Zabé Ellor.) He holds a BA in English Lit and biology from Cornell University. When not writing, he can be found running, playing video games, and hunting the best brunch deals in Washington D.C.. Find him online at


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