elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Until September by Chris Scully (70-03-28-2016)

Overall, a beautiful story a little bit reminiscent of Shakespeares "The Taming of the Shrew", compellingly written with humor and depth. Actually, the latter got a bit much at times with pages and pages of introspection, angsting and the, at times, rather pronounced social criticism mainly present in Archer's somber backstory. But I admired the writing skill it took to rehabilitate an initially quite unappealing character and one who's just tooooooo perfect, crafting them into a couple I found myself rooting for in the end.

Until September by Chris Scully
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (October 27, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1626493561
ISBN-13: 978-1626493568
Amazon: Until September
Amazon Kindle: Until September

As a teenager, Archie Noblesse clawed his way out of the poverty, heartache, and abuse of the reservation and left his family behind. Desperate to shake the shadow of his past, he reinvents himself as Archer Noble, an outspoken blogger and controversial author who lives only for himself. But when his beloved sister dies, Archer is saddled with guardianship of his niece and nephew.

Elementary school teacher Ryan Eriksson is devastated when his best friend Marguerite is killed, leaving her two young children orphaned. Helping Archer with his new responsibilities eases his grief, but when Archer offers him custody of the children, Ryan’s left with an impossible choice: get the family he’s always wanted, or respect Margie’s wishes and convince Archer to give parenting—and his heritage—a chance.

To buy time, Ryan promises to stay for the summer, hoping that Archer will change his mind and fall for the kids. But Archer’s reluctant, and the growing attraction between him and Ryan complicates matters. Legal decisions must be made, and soon, before Ryan returns to school. But with hearts involved, more than just the children’s future is on the line.

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