Memories With The Breakfast Club
Gabe Cotter is an out-and-proud elementary school teacher who has moved back to the New York City neighborhood where he grew up. He hopes to pave the way by setting an example for others since youth was a rocky road for him. When a false alarm brings a handsome but ornery firefighter to his doorstep, he can’t help but be intrigued…especially when fate keeps bringing them together, and Gabe catches a glimpse of the cranky man’s softer side.
Chris Mancini has learned the hard way that some things are better left unsaid. A third-generation firefighter, his job and family responsibilities keep him firmly in the closet. He can’t get the feisty teacher he met on a false alarm call out of his mind, though. When they meet again in a bar, Chris’s reservations go out the window and the two share a passionate night together.
One night leads to another, and to another, until Chris and Gabe are spending all of their free time in each other’s company. The deeper their feelings grow, the more Gabe struggles with balancing the open life he is trying to live with Chris’s closeted one. When Gabe realizes he can no longer live with the secrecy, the decision Chris must make cuts both ways.
Note: This 10,000 word novelette was originally released in January of 2018 as part of the Memories of The Breakfast Club Kindle World. Although the book has been re-edited, there have been no substantive changes to the storyline.
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Coming Out / Closeted, Coming Out Later in Life, Enemies to Lovers, Find Love and Come Out
Setting: New York City
Languages Available: English