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New Adult Gay Romance
BY CALEB PINE
Cody never thought he would be able to find someone else after the death of his fiancé, Ash. He knew the scar on his heart from being rejected from Ash’s family was very prominent on his heart. He never expected a Chicago reporter to walk in to make him hopeful for love again. The only problem was Andy had a love scar of his own.
Andy, now living with his sister, walked into a coffee shop looking for a cup of coffee only to be given a chance of a new romance. Would Andy be able to give his heart to Cody after he found his first love with another man in bed or would he continue to keep up that wall up to any future love?
Hot News is a story of how love scars can ruin you, but with the right person, you can finally heal some deep wounds.
I knew they were right. This was my chance to win Andy back. We both had made some huge mistakes, but I didn’t want to continue making them. I believed that we were supposed to be together, and I wasn’t going to let him go without fighting for him. I was honest with all the words that I said. I felt something was special with Andy, and I didn’t want to just let that go. I had to make a bold move to get him back, and he was worth the risk.
I felt safe in his arms, and I closed my eyes. I felt myself drifting to the sounds of Cody’s light snores. The last thought I had before I couldn’t think anymore was how lucky I was to feel something real. I didn’t know what would happen moving forward with our relationship, but I would never forget this night. We both opened ourselves up to each other, and I felt like there was a moment of weightless as I closed my eyes. I didn’t need to dream that night because I was already living in one.
Caleb Pine is Zachary Ryan’s pen name for his gay romance novels.
Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status–and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.
After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.
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