Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
After coming out to his family, friends and classmates, the only thing Danny wants is what everyone wants. Someone to love. Someone to spend the rest of his life with. Then he meets Mike who fits the image of the man of his dreams. But Mike has a problem
Mike’s been alone since his partner committed suicide two years ago. He’s always heard the old adage ‘marry the boss’s daughter to get ahead’. There’s a big problem. How does he tell his boss that not only is he gay, but he just spent the night with the boss’s eighteen-year-old son?
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Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: May/December, Age Difference, Coming Out / Closeted, Coming of Age
Word Count: 39800
Setting: Kansas City, MO USA
Languages Available: English
Things came to a head a few days later in the locker room after practice. Kyle Johnson showered and started back to his locker with a towel wrapped around his waist. As he walked past Ralph Davis, the goalie reached out and pulled off the towel.
Ralph pointed at Kyle’s privates and smirked, “Hey, look guys, he does have a dick. He is a boy after all. You can’t tell when he has his clothes on.”
Kyle grabbed for his towel. “Leave me alone, Davis.”
Ralph held the towel over his head out of Kyle’s reach, “The way he acts and dresses, he must be a faggot. I don’t know about the rest of you guys, but I don’t want to share a shower room with a faggot.”
A couple of the others nodded their heads. Danny’s eyes met those of Coach Simms in a mirror behind the row of lockers.
Kyle blinked as he held back tears. He ignored the comment, straightened his shoulders, walked to his locker and started to dress.READ MORE
Danny walked up behind Ralph, grabbed the towel out of his hand and tossed it to Kyle, “Leave him alone, Davis.”
“What?” Ralph asked incredibly. “You sticking up for this fag? Maybe you don’t mind having him on the team, but I don’t want to be on a team with a faggot.”
Danny shook his head and calmly said, “I wish you wouldn’t use that word. It’s very degrading. I mean, you wouldn’t call Jack or Leon the ‘n’ word, would you?”
“What? Faggot? It’s what he is, and like I said, I don’t want to be on the same team with a faggot.”
Danny’s usual easy-going attitude snapped. He knew it was time to stand up and be counted. He drew back his fist, and before Ralph knew what happened, Danny punched him in the nose. Blood spurted everywhere.
“You broke my frigging nose,” Ralph screamed as he grabbed a towel and held it to his nose.
Out of the corner of his eye, Danny saw Gary, one of Ralph’s buddies, start toward him.
Jack stepped in front of Gary and blocked him. “Way to go, Danny,” he cheered.
Danny said, “I told you not to use that word. Also, I want to know what your problem is. You’ve played on the same team and shared a shower room with a faggot for the last three years, and it hasn’t bothered you.”
“What do you mean?” It was hard to understand Ralph through the towel.
Danny looked directly into his face and accented every word. “I mean I’m gay. That’s what I mean. Want to make something of it?”
“You’re not gay.” Ralph said unbelievingly.
Jack laughed. “You mean you didn’t know? Wow, you’re dumber than you look. Come on, Danny. Let’s get out of here. You coming, Kyle?”
Kyle grinned as he tied his sneakers and grabbed his t-shirt, “Right behind ya.”COLLAPSE
I liked this book. It was a very sweet story, probably because I identified with Danny a lot. I made my decision to come out after reading this book.