Love Should Never Hurt
Sometimes, there are things uglier than sweaters in our closets ...
Hunter has way too many secrets in his closet ... and they're all about to get the best of him. When he abruptly ends his relationship with Cash be never imagines his best friend will ever speak to him again. When Cash later approaches him about a business venture, Hunter is all for it, hoping the close working relationship will give way to old feelings. Despite his present situation, he wants to pick up where they left off. Cash, however, is feeling enough pain. Besides, he's not about to give Hunter a chance to hurt him a second time. As Hunter's life spirals out of control, the secrets in his closet become more than he can bear. In addition to his closeted sexuality and unrequited love for Cash, there's also a secret that could tear his family apart.
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 36-45
Tropes: Coming Out / Closeted, Second Chances, Unrequited Love
Word Count: 56000
Languages Available: English
"Christopher, my dear son," she said, taking his face in her hands.
Cash looked up and saw tears in her eyes.
"This is not love. Love should never hurt. He does this with his hand, then his fist. Before you know it, he will strike you with anything."
Cash didn't know how to tell her that he'd graduated from the hand, to the closed fist, to the belt, and then to a booted foot in the span of less than a few years.
"You cannot stay with this man," Faye said. "You stay with him and he will kill you and I don't mean just your body. He will kill your spirit first and then any faith you have in yourself."