Bobby Gugino realized he may have met the man of his dreams in Jody Olsen, only neither of them were gay, so far as Bobby knew. But when Jody came out and ended his marriage, Bobby’s entire worldview was skewed, and his own health issues lead to his own coming out. Fast forward four years and Bobby runs into Jody again, but Bobby may be too busy making up for lost time to see how great they are together.
Jody Olsen’s got guilt and mommy issues, but his coming out was smooth and his life had settled into a mundane pattern of kissing frogs while waiting for prince charming and helping run his mother’s book store in New York’s East Village. When Bobby comes bumbling back into his life with a surprising shared passion for the written word and an endearing love for sugary Frappuccinos, Jody can’t help but be quickly swept up by the man.
The struggle to be patient with Bobby and his being unsure about being committed to someone is not an easy one. Does Jody hope for his happy ever after with Bobby, or is the lure of chasing the rainbow too much to fight against?
Includes a fresh-faced divorcee with his nose in romance novels and his heart in the clouds, a thirty-something fresh out of the closet, chasing a missed youth and trying to find his place in the big gay world he’d missed out on… and a little dirty suit sex.
Published: May 14, 2015
Publisher: Kade Boehme
Genre: Contemporary, M/M
Length: 222 e-book pages
POV: 3rd person
Dates I read this: October 10-12, 2015
Edition I read: Kindle
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This was an entertaining, mildly angsty read about two men who didn’t realize they were gay, or denied it, until well into adulthood. They’d known each other for years, denied attractions, sowed their oats and finally came together in a believable way that included a little struggle and some mild mis-communications.
I liked these fellas and all of the secondary characters of friends and family.
It got a tad bit cheesy in the last chapters, but I never lost full engagement in the story.
I will say that I was’t quiiiiiiite ready for this to end. There were a few strings left untied, namely Bobby’s family. But, it’s left up for interpretation and the hope that all will, one day, be set to rights.
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