GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 17,001 words
Abe Cooper is starting over. For fifteen years he's lived the life that was expected of him, but not anymore. He's packed up his things, bought himself a cabin in Northfield, and managed to secure a job at the local high school teaching gym and coaching the football team. But his new beginning didn't include running into Crazy Joe on his first trip to the grocery store.Jonas Raghnall has everything he needs -- good friends and a job he loves. He's worked hard to get over what happened sixteen years ago, but one run-in with his past and all the memories come flooding back. Seeing Abe Cooper, The Abe Cooper, sets everything out of balance.Abe had pictured a fresh start with no ties to his past, but now that Jonas is there, he wants nothing more than to be close to the man who had butterflies filling his belly when he was in high school. Jonas doesn't want to come face to face with his past, but if he sees Abe every day, it's not really meeting up with your past, is it? It's more like a date with your future.EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
Ofelia Grand is one of my favorite storytellers because she does so well with relatively short stories. The character of Jonas instantly became one I was rooting for and very protective of. Because of that, I don't 100% love Abe's wilfull ignorance about what happened to Jonas when they were teenagers, but their chance at an actual romance as adults is something that I support. I liked them. Their story was well written and this author just doesn't disappoint me with her tales.