GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 43,199 words
Mike’s life is carefully compartmentalized. He’s deep in the closet to his family back in Kansas, but lives life honestly and openly in Austin. He’s unnerved when Wes, his old university crush, turns up at his door in answer to a roommate advertisement, but quickly sees the potential ... benefits of the arrangement. Wes has never doubted nor denied his sexuality. With the support of his family he’s an out and proud LGBT activist.On the scale balancing his self-esteem on one side, and the love of his family on the other, Mike has to decide which weighs more. Is Mike being fair to his parents by not giving them the chance to know his real self? When the delicate balance of his life is disrupted, he decides he’s tired of living a lie. Will Wes understand his concerns, or will their fledgling relationship crumble under the strain of Mike’s uncertainty?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
I enjoyed this book a lot.
This is the first book I’ve actually read by Addison Albright but I’ve listened to the audio book of another title. Closets Are for Clothes is kind of a coming out story.
Mike lives his life as an openly gay man in the city where he works, but back home he isn’t out to his family. When man answering his ad for a roommate turns out to be his college crush, and they hit it off, he knows that he will eventually have to come out to his family. Part of his reluctance to come out is his fear of his father’s reaction. While he was growing up comments were made that definitely gave Mike the idea that his father doesn’t approve of gays and thinks that people choose to be gay.
Wes is a medical resident and he’s very happy as Mike’s roommate and happy about their developing relationship. He’s out and proud and he doesn’t quite understand why Mike is so reluctant to come out to his family.
Closets Are for Clothes is a fairly quick read at 136 pages. I became en