GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 12,040 words
Carl Neilson’s life is centered around his college-aged son, Chester, who is home for the summer. At forty-seven years old, Carl is content with his thinning shoulder length hair, bushy sideburns and Hawaiian shirts, much to Chester’s dismay. Chester sets up a blind date for his dad with artist Benjamin ‘Ben’ Brooker.Their first meeting is a disaster. Carl is horrified by the flamboyant and very opinionated Ben -- a man whose hair reminds him of a patriotic skunk with its red, white, and blue stripes -- and who manages to call into question all the things about himself that Carl holds dear.It takes Carl a while to admit that there are changes he needs to make, especially to stop using his son as a crutch. With the help of plain-speaking Ben, Carl gets a haircut -- thank God -- and takes a few fumbling steps toward something new.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.