- Made in Portugal
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 in
At 10 years old Joel was uprooted from his home and world in Portugal to a new life in the States. At 26 he finds himself returning for the first time in thirteen years. So what if looking again into the eyes of his childhood best friend still makes his heart race out of his chest?
Living in sunny, laid-back Portugal isn't all it's cracked up to be. For David, dreams of being a pastry chef come second to working in his family's café where his renowned custard tarts bring in the crowds. Seeing Joel brings old feelings back. Feelings he’s not sure he’s brave enough to acknowledge to anyone other than himself.
With the inspiration of an old travel journal, the two friends embark on a real journey through memories in a country where looking back runs as deep as the red blood that courses through their veins. For Joel, it’s all about rediscovering his Portuguese roots, while David has always wanted to travel the country and learn about its diverse traditional desserts.
Falling in love was never a stop along the way, but maybe inevitable when you have the adventurous spirit and courage to pursue what you want, make love under the stars and even figure out how to jumpstart an old Citroen 2CV in the middle of the Alentejo countryside.
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Beach Romance, Coming Home, Coming Out / Closeted, Cultural Differences, Death of Parent, Find Love and Come Out, Friends to Lovers
Word Count: 74000
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters