Mistaken identities bring two fated souls together in this gay romance. Grounded by a hurricane, Tony passes time playing chess and flirting with "Ken", a pierced punk kid. Restless, he needs to make the quantum physics symposium in New York, where making an impression on the reclusive Dr. Ikeda could mean a post-doc research position. What are the odds? The 19-year-old physics prodigy, Dr. Kenichi Ikeda, alone out of Japan for the first time and stranded at the airport, gets hustled in chess by Tony.
"Cute story with a geeky MC"
Though he lives as an openly gay man in DC, Nick decides to revert to his closeted alter ego when he returns home to Colorado. Someday he'd come out to his family - in six months, maybe. Or six years. Now he steels himself to survive a back-country camping and hunting trip with his brother and friends. But Nick forgets he isn't out East anymore when he kisses his hot skiing instructor just as his brother arrives! If the awkward silence on the drive up is bad, the constant stream of gay jokes by his brother's friends is worse.
Theodore and his cousin Rickey inherited their aunt's flower shop, Starflowers. They decide to run and improve it with their families' financial support. Starflowers gives Theodore's life meaning after a depressing breakup. Focusing on work is easy when he's absolutely sure there's no space for a man in his life. If he did allow for a boyfriend, it would be someone boring and everyday. Someone unlike the exotic Attila. He'd have a cubicle job, wear a cheap suit, and drive a Kia.
"Loved the performance"