On Nov 20th, my book 959 Brenton Street will be available. I’m very excited for it’s release. Not only is it my first book with Dreamspinner Press, but it’s also the first in a series *three more have been contracted so far*, and it’s a book that helped me battle some inner issues I didn’t even realize were there until I started writing them down.
In this scene, Alan-one of Trent’s roommates-has figured out Trent’s crush.
“You’ve got it bad,” Alan said gently, coming over to sit next to Trent and put his arm around him.
“Got what?” he asked in confusion, turning to glance at him.
He smiled. “Cory. You like him.”
Knowing his cheeks were turning the shade of a cherry, he nodded. “Yeah. I thought it would go away, but it just keeps getting more… just more.”
Squeezing him lightly, Alan leaned his head against the top of Trent’s. “Have you asked him out?”
“No. I mean, no, of course not. I wouldn’t….” Trent groaned as he stared at the spot Cory had been seated in moments before. “If he says no, living here for another twelve months would feel uncomfortable.”
“Why? Honey, you aren’t the first guy to get a crush on the very hot Dr. Cory Venerin. But can I let you in on a little secret?” he asked in a hushed voice.
For a moment, Trent tensed, knowing that what they were doing was technically gossip, but he decided that just maybe Alan was trying to change the subject so he said, “What?” Trent waited for Alan to tell him he had a crush on some guy or some girl.
“I can’t say for sure, as I’m not him, but I think Cory has a thing for you too.”
Trent Farnsworth moves to Falcon Pointe to get as far away from his controlling family and religion as he can. While his conservative upbringing makes it hard for Trent to admit he’s gay, he accidentally outs himself in front of his four new roommates. None of the men living at 959 Brenton Street are what the world would consider normal, but all four accept him for who he is. He never expects to feel right at home in a loving discipline household. And when Trent falls for his much older landlord, Dr. Cory Venerin, he’s as surprised as anyone, but discovering Cory feels the same makes Trent realize he’s truly in the right place at the right time.
Until he tells his family he’s gay. His father uses any resource at his disposal to destroy him, including Trent’s love for Cory. As his father schemes to send Trent to a hospital whose sole purpose is to rip the gay out of him, Cory battles to save not only Trent—but also the possibility of a future together.