GENRE: Gay Romance
LENGTH: 25,955 words
David Peterson had his whole life charted out for him by his parents. An athletic scholarship to a prestigious college in California and a future in major league baseball were almost certain. But his high school love affair with quarterback Kaden Morris almost changed his predetermined path. When Kaden eventually rejected him, David swore he would never return to Orlando. Fifteen years later and divorced with a child, David returns home to find a newly divorced Kaden seeking forgiveness. Old feelings resurface, but can the pain of the past be forgotten and a new future together forged?EXCERPT:
Who says you can never go home again? Given the devastating way two young hearts were broken in Home Again by W.S. Long, it did seem impossible. But time and life experiences have a different trajectory in mind that just might mend these broken hearts.
Kaden Morris and David Peterson were friends with benefits during their final years in high school. However, as hearts intertwined with the “benefits”, and fears of homophobia ensued, David’s promising MLB career was put in jeopardy. Resulting in meddling intervention and a devastating breakup.
After that fateful night, David goes on and becomes the star MLB pitcher his dad dreamed of. A dream that is cut short by a career ending injury. The changing times allow David to marry Jason Edward, have a son and subsequently suffer the pain of betrayal and divorce. Given it all, David packs up his son, Quinn, and heads back to his childhood home in Florida. Never say never, folks!
In parallel Kaden marries his high school girlfriend
Ahhh a sweet story about second chances.
He never expected it but now David and his son return back to where David grew up.
He left when he was eighteen, with a disillusion richer. Dumped by Kaden his lover.
Avoiding Kaden is difficult, Kaden wants to talk to David about all those years back.
Apologize and pick up maybe where they left.
No way David ever want to go back there. Diverse circumstances made them meet up more than once. With a son and a dog and some friends around and the opportunity to talk, the sharp edges seem to feel less sharp.
A lot happened fifteen years ago. We can witness them work out all the pain.
Quite a sweet story, captivatingly written with kind mature personalities.
One tiny thing I had some trouble with Quinn’s age he was four, I think his vocabulary and daily life didn’t match with his age. But maybe that’s me.
I love me some second chance love story.