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Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Building Forever by Kelly Jensen

Building Forever (This Time Forever Book 1)

"Jensen adeptly and successfully juggles a complex number of exterior and interior forces to bring two older men together. After a successful architect is dumped by his unfaithful lover, he relocates next door to a bisexual widower raising a teenage daughter. Both men have haunting pasts that they must deal with in order to properly see themselves, the other person, and their relationship in a healthy, healing way. The character and plot develop believably and satisfactorily to make this book a joy to read."

A new town, a new neighbor, and a new chance to build a forever.

Charlie King is doing fine. Sure, he’s a widower raising a teenage daughter who just got her first boyfriend, his book series isn’t writing itself, and he has a crush on his new neighbor—the guy next door. But everything’s just fine.

Simon Lynley is doing better. He moved to Bethlehem to fall out of love and rebuild his career. An affair with his neighbor isn’t part of the plan, but the attraction between them is too hard to ignore.

But when Simon’s ex follows him to Pennsylvania to reconcile, and Charlie’s life starts to feel like a video on repeat, everything comes apart. Charlie fears that he’s failing as a father, and Simon is a distraction he can’t afford. Meanwhile Simon doesn’t know if he could survive being left again, and he hasn’t come all this way to make the same mistakes. Despite their fears, it’s only together that they’ll find the strength to slay old foes and build the forever they’ve been waiting for.

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