This is far from a typical romance. There's one protagonist--and four guys he loves over the years (plus one later on). The relationships Eddie forms as the years go by feel natural, their development organic. In other words, realistic. With an ample touch of humor to lighten the mood. Rosen shows us the growing-up process of a gay boy into a teenager, young adult, and finally into an adult. This reads with ease, a nice pacing and smooth flow to the plot. The characters feel different and unique, even though we don't get their POVs.
Fate by Rob Rosen
Gay Romantic Comedy
Paperback: 262 pages
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (February 11, 2016)
Amazon Kindle: Fate
Eddie is in love. The problem is, Eddie's in love with four men... four men simultaneously, that is. But who does Eddie love more? And can the heart feel for that many men equally? Ah, but it does have four chambers, so four seems the most logical choice... at least, of course, to Eddie.
Paula is Eddie's famous mom. One by one, each of his lovers comes to work for her, their lives so connected that if one of them itches, another one scratches. But who will wind up with whom in this comedic tale of life and love and friendship? In the end, it's up to fate to decide what none of them could possibly have seen coming.
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