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2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: September Robert Winter


1) September was a very enjoyable read. I liked the realism that the author put into the age difference relationship. We were allowed to see the fears of both characters and how they worked to overcome those fears.
2) This is a nice sweet tale of two men. Brandon, a physical therapist, is young, living in D.C. after having moved from Texas. He hasn’t found Mister Right. Enter David—a corporate lawyer and a couple of decades older, who hasn’t dated in three years since his partner died of pancreatic cancer. David undergoes physical therapy for his shoulder, and a very tangible relationship unfolds, full of chemistry between the two. Robert Winter has written a tantalizing May-December romance. This is a story that would’ve been five stars if for a few quirky POV issues hadn’t cropped up and some editing issues. The secondary characters could’ve been flushed out more, adding complexity to their roles, but it’s a great story for any reader who loves male-male romance. Yes, a recommend for me.

September Robert Winter
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: Pride and Joy
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 9, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163533117X
ISBN-13: 978-1635331172
Amazon: September Robert Winter

A Pride and Joy novel

David James is smart, successful, handsome… and alone. After the death of his lover, Kyle, from cancer, he buried himself in his law practice and the gym. At forty-eight, he is haunted by his memories and walled off from the world. When David injures himself working out, he’s assigned to Brandon Smith for physical therapy. The vibrant young therapist is attracted to David and realizes he needs a hand to get back into dating. What begins as a practice coffee date escalates to friendship, passion, and maybe something more, as they navigate a new relationship in Washington, DC, and the gay mecca of Provincetown.

But David remains trapped behind the barrier of fear and guilt. Will he remain loyal to Kyle’s memory if he moves on? Can he and Brandon manage a twenty-two-year age gap? Brandon thinks he understands David’s concerns, and for him, the answer to those questions is yes. He wants to be with David, and he believes he can overcome David’s barriers. But Brandon fails to account for the world’s reaction to a handsome young man attached to an older, wealthy lover. David’s memories, Brandon’s pride, and an unexpected tragedy might cost them something very special.

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