Calendar Boys--September: A Simple Truth [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Jamie Craig
eBook Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
eBook Description: Falling in love is harder than coming out...barely. Shy and privately conservative, Charlie Labrecque has lived a lie for most of his adult life, choosing to marry a woman and father a child rather than come out of the closet. But now that he is divorced and sees his young son only half the year, he decides it is time to start being honest with himself. And his friends. Starting with his best friend, openly gay Bryce Hanson. Bryce responds with his encouragement, and promises to be Charlie's training wheels through the difficult transition. But now that both men feel like they can be honest with each other, new desires are found, and new truths are spoken... Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2008
Fictionwise Release Date: March 2009
60 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats [MultiFormat - What's this?]: eReader (PDB) [121 KB]
, ePub (EPUB) [140 KB]
, Rocket/REB1100 (RB) [82 KB]
, Portable Document Format (PDF) [421 KB]
, Palm Doc (PDB) [91 KB]
, Microsoft Reader (LIT) [138 KB]
, Franklin eBookMan (FUB) [144 KB]
, hiebook (KML) [241 KB]
, Sony Reader (LRF) [164 KB]
, iSilo (PDB) [75 KB]
, Mobipocket (PRC) [95 KB]
, Kindle Compatible (MOBI) [152 KB]
, OEBFF Format (IMP) [135 KB]
Reading time: 82-114 min.
Microsoft Reader (LIT) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud ENABLED
Portable Document Format (PDF) Format: Printing DISABLED, Read-Aloud ENABLED
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
"4 NYMPHS!...a heartwarming tale of trust, friendship and new beginnings. The characters are likable, caring, and have a good time together, even when they're acting like old friends and not new lovers. I guess the thing which makes Bryce and Charlie work as a couple is that they have so much in common that has nothing to do with the passionate physical aspect of their relationship...a sweet and tender story of finding the love of your life right under your nose, and it's perfect for an easy afternoon read."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"5 ANGELS!...A RECOMMENDED READ!...easily my favorite in the Calendar Boys series...Jamie Craig creates a sort of coming out of the closet story with a slight twist. The romance between two best friends turned lovers was especially touching, with the overall theme of the story carefully woven in. The Calendar Boys series just keeps getting better."--April, Fallen Angel Reviews
"4 STARS!...The authors who make up the writing team of Jamie Craig have always impressed me with their excellent writing and character development and this book is no different...I really liked this book...I liked the characterizations and I think others will as well...Jamie Craig is a terrific writing partnership whose books I have always enjoyed..."--Jessewave, Reviews By Jessewave
"5 STARS!...Jamie Craig has created a story that gets right to the heart of one man's coming out and all the emotional upheaval that occurs during this time. This story brings to life the emotions and challenges that can occur in looking for a partner for a gay man...Thanks go to Jamie Craig for an incredible story."--Teresa, Rainbow Reviews
"4.5 BLUE RIBBONS!...a feel-good story of best friends who are desperately scared of ruining their friendship by acknowledging the feelings that they have for each other...The emotions are real, and the love scenes are gentle and unassuming..."--Jhayboy, Romance Junkies Reviews
"...Deep down Charlie knows what he wants from life and a partner, he finds he just needs to dig deep to realize it. Bryce is incredible. He helps Charlie even when he wants the man for himself. And it is totally hot when he finally goes after what he wants. SEPTEMBER: A SIMPLE TRUTH, while a series book, is a stand alone. Jamie Craig pens an incredible story that you will not want to miss out on."--Raine, Joyfully Reviewed
Bryce opened and closed his mouth, then returned to his wine. The food on both plates was utterly forgotten, and Bryce's eyes had a new shine in them. "You've been jerking off for the past two weeks to prepare for your date?"
"No. I've been jerking off ever since I decided I was going to come clean with you."
Bryce turned in his chair to face Charlie fully, tucking his foot under his knee to fit more comfortably. Charlie frowned, but he didn't move, or stop Bryce from cupping the back of his neck. His fingers almost felt cool against Charlie's flushed skin. Bryce leaned forward, his mouth coming within an inch of Charlie's before he paused.
"You should stop me."
"Because of Dean."
"No, he's not your boyfriend yet. But if I kiss you, I'm probably going to want to kiss you again. And again."
His throat tightened. "You've drunk your wine too fast."
"Yeah, I probably did. Doesn't change what I said."
"You're my best friend." Somehow, that felt like it should make a difference.
"Maybe that's why I want to kiss you senseless right now. Maybe it's that and the wine."
Charlie smelled it. And the Cajun spices from the fish. And the cologne Bryce preferred, the one that always made Charlie think of their hikes when he couldn't stop staring at Bryce's ass. They combined into a cocktail that made his mouth water, and he had to swallow before he did something stupid.
He just said the something stupid instead.
"Half the time when I jerk off, it's not because I'm thinking of Dean," he confessed.