By Con Riley
A yr after the surprising demise of his longtime associate, Ben, Theo Anderson continues to be grieving. the very last thing he's searching for is a brand new lover. yet as Theo quickly discovers, occasionally lifestyles has different plans.
While Theo reviews a robust actual allure to fellow gymnasium member Peter, it's his new on-line pal, Morgan, who offers the highbrow problem to make him come alive. Morgan is witty, courageous, and irreverent, and Theo is able to take the plunge... until eventually he discovers Morgan could be part his age.
Theo's past due companion used to be considerably older—enough to pressure Theo's dating along with his family—and the possibility of one other courting being reduce brief leaves him gunshy. Theo must lay Ben's reminiscence to relaxation, reconcile together with his relatives, and re-ignite missed friendships if he's to begin afresh with a brand new lover. yet Theo isn't the single one with a past.
His largest problem, in dwelling after Ben, will not be his to stand.
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So I wasn’t completely alone, because I still had Susan. Except Abby blamed me for the breakup, or at least I thought she did. I didn’t really know because she hadn’t talked to me since she’d left for UC, Santa Barbara. And her mom was following suit. While my parents thought me safe in Susan’s hands, she was acting like I was her daughter’s worst enemy. She definitely wouldn’t be checking up on me as much as she usually did. A girl could get into a lot of trouble with so much freedom. I couldn’t wait to get started.
Just once, I wanted to be the reason someone got called away instead of the person they got called away from. I shredded the letter and scattered the pieces over the kitchen table, which made me feel a little better. I found a strawberry yogurt in the fridge and snagged a spoon and my wool coat on the way out the door. Last night, Bennett told me the school was only three blocks up the hill. I dug into my yogurt and started walking. The neighborhood was sweet. The houses were shuttered Colonials shoved too closely together with wrought-iron fences surrounding little gardens filled with late-blooming pansies and mums.
What was I doing here? My parents gone, my friends gone—losing my mind and stuck three thousand miles from home. I wanted to curl into a ball and never unwind myself. ” That little yet pushed me forward. I’d give him a reason for rescuing me, for keeping me out of a halfway house. I’d go to school. I’d make friends. And I’d live in Bennett’s museum until he knew I was worth saving. My newfound resolution didn’t falter until I found myself in front of a tidy blue house at the top of the hill. I reached for the doorbell beside the black lacquer door and stopped.
After Ben (Seattle Stories, Book 1) by Con Riley