Book Reviews

Reconnection (Romance on the Go) by Michael Mandrake at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-February-2015

Book Blurb

Every once in a while, the average looking guy scores!

Robert McIntyre is a closeted, average looking sports columnist for the Daily Read. Unfortunately, his desire to stay in has cost him the chance at love more than once. However, now it seems his luck will change since his editor has asked him to interview Jake Valenta. Jake and Robert knew one another in college and when he heard from a mutual friend that Jake might be bisexual, Robert didn’t believe him.

Before Robert’s trip, they discover a mutual affection for one another. Jake shares his desire to stay behind closed doors because he can’t stand being called a fag, but desperately wants Robert to be his man.

Robert and Jake want a chance to reconnect on a more personal level, but will this budding relationship ruin their careers?


Book Review

Different from many second chance - or in this case reconnection -  stories, Robert and Jake start out wanting to see where their long-ago and previously suppressed feelings might go when given a new opportunity. There are no regrets, there is very little angst, and I found that quite refreshing. The setting of Jake’s somewhat secluded place is ideal for them to figure out if reality imagines their imaginations.

Robert is a sports reporter, and faces the same prejudice many athletes do. He cannot come out if he wants to be recognized and get the interviews he needs without problems. When he is told to do an in-depth interview with Jake, whom he remembers from high school and whom he’s had a crush on for years, he jumps at the opportunity. And when he finds out tat Jake is still interested him, he us surprised, a little shocked, and very hesitant.

Jake has no such issues. He plays baseball, in the minors, and is hoping to make it big at some point in the future. The fact he cannot possibly come out without damaging his career is undeniable. For him, knowing Robert won’t want him to go public is very reassuring. He goes after Robert without hesitation, and it turns out he can be extremely charming and very convincing.

If you’re curious about a story where both characters have to stay in the closet for career reasons, if you want to know how they deal with reconnecting, and if you’re looking for a short, fun read with a happy for now ending, then you might like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 35 pages/11360 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 02-December-2014
Price $2.99 ebook
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