Rating: 3 stars out of 5
When Armand happens to look down into his new neighbor’s yard one night and discovers him lying on his back, staring up at the night sky, he doesn’t know what to think. It doesn’t happen every night, but it happens often enough for Armand’s curiosity to be piqued.
When they finally meet, Armand falls instantly in lust with Ben, a dentist with an interest Armand can only describe as out-of-the-ordinary. As they get to know each other, Armand’s feelings towards Ben blossom into love. Yet Ben reveals he has recently come out of a six-year relationship and isn’t quite ready for anyone special in his life. Armand is disappointed but learns to live with the fact he and Ben might only ever be friends.
But the future is a strange and wonderful thing. When Armand starts to show a fondness for Ben’s unusual interest, it leads to more than one surprise event.
This was much more a story of friendship than romance to me. Armand has been attracted to his new neighbor since he first saw him and jumps at the chance to get to know him better. He gains a wonderful new friend and new interest for them to share as they get to know each other.
We see this story from Armand’s point of view and don’t really get to see Ben’s emotions as he keeps them hidden a bit. We see their friendship develop from their first real meeting to great friends that see each other a few times a week and spending a lot of time together. Ben finally opens up near the end of the story giving Armand the chance to have what he has been hoping to have for months.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is understated but is perfect for this story.
ebook, 36 pages
Published: May 20, 2017 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English