GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 3,440 words
After serving as the best man at his father Tim’s wedding to his long-time partner, Craig Pearson, twenty-year-old college student Nick Wattley is visiting San Diego to celebrate the couple’s first wedding anniversary.But the mood in the Wattley-Pearson household is anything but festive due to a disagreement between the couple over a seemingly innocent anniversary gift. Can Nick help his father and stepfather get their relationship back on track?Note: This short story was originally published in the charity collection, Love Is Proud.EXCERPT:
It's obvious that Nick has his dad's number, there doesn't seem to be a genuine connection between them. Nick labels his father as 'difficult' and confidently places the strife between his dad and his new husband in his father's lap. It's equally obvious that Tim can be cold, imperious and callous to the feelings of others. Tim's assumption that Craig is trying to control him made me want to smack him upside the head. Craig's anniversary gift is rebuffed and I can understand his hurt and anger. The ending at least left me with the hope that Tim is willing to fix things because he loves his husband.