Note: We use Amazon Associate links to help support this site.

Everyday History

by Alice Archer

Everyday History - Alice Archer
ISBN: 978-1634773294
Pages: 290

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

This book is on:
  • 1 To Be Read list
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artists:
Pairings: MM
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
Setting: Various
Languages Available: English
Reviews:Judith of Binge on Books on USA Today – Happy Ever After 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

Amber Curry on Love Bytes 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."

Reviewer on Joyfully Jay Reviews 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."

Morningstar on Diverse Reader wrote:

"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."

About the Author

Alice has questions. Scheming to put fictional characters through the muck so they can get to a better place helps her find answers. She shares her stories with the hope that others might find some healing too. Alice has messed about with words professionally for many years as an editor and writing coach.