If you win, woo, and walk away, a second chance is going to cost you.
Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert into a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. After months of persuasion, he scores a dinner date with Henry Normand that morphs into an intense weekend. The unexpected depth of their connection scares Ruben into fleeing.
Shy, cautious Henry, Ruben’s former high school history teacher, suspects he needs a wake-up call, and Ruben appears to be his siren. But when Ruben bolts, Henry is left struggling to find closure. Inspired by his conversations with Ruben, Henry begins to write articles about the memories stored in everyday objects. The articles seduce Ruben with details from their weekend together and trigger feelings too strong to avoid. As Henry’s snowballing fame takes him out of town and further out of touch, Ruben stretches to close the gaps that separate them.
Novel / 91,000 words
- 1 To Be Read list
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Varies During Story
Protagonist 2 Age: Varies During Story
Tropes: Find Love and Come Out, Hurt / Comfort, Reunited and it Feels So Good, Second Chances
Word Count: 91,110
Languages Available: English
Amber Curry on Love Bytes wrote:
"This is one that will stick with you for days, weeks, months later and it is so powerful in its simplicity. I’ve read it again and again since that first time and it never gets old!" –Favorite Queer Books of 2016
Reviewer on Joyfully Jay Reviews wrote:
"Everything and I mean everything about this story is exceptional. I want to stress how incredible this writing is. It’s so eloquent and beautiful. There was nothing about this book that I did not like. It’s a work of art."
Morningstar on Diverse Reader wrote:
"I’ve never read anything like this book. Alice Archer created a world I got lost in. Archer has a way with words, and with sex. I was impressed, aroused, and inspired. Everyday History is absolutely perfect. I mean that with all my heart."
"This is the kind of book that makes me want to be a reader, makes me addicted to stories, and puts me in awe of authors."