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.
What a beautiful story. The idea behind this story was unique and so very interesting. Ruben and Henry are beautiful characters. I really loved how Ruben affected Henry. Ruben and Henry spend an amazing weekend together before Ruben goes off to college and they connected so well. I understand why Ruben did what he did, because he is young and still needs to experience life a little. Henry was such a sweet character. His personality made me fall in love with him. The way he looks at things is so incredible. The author did a brilliant job creating a story that touches the heart. I thought the obstacles the characters had to go through were believable and true to the story. Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. I was so sad when it ended because I wanted more. This was my first time reading this author, but after this I will definitely be seeking out more of their work.
5 pieces of eye candy