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Title: Never Wrong
Author: Chris McHart
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Deana Jamroz
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance
Jeff was raised to believe love between two men is wrong. Or is it? Can love ever be wrong?
When Jeff meets the much younger Dean, he only knows he wants him, consequences be damned. But things are not as easy, especially after Jeff’s ex calls and announces big news.
And Dean? He thinks the new neighbor is hot, but he’s not interested in something more than a rebound fuck. That’s what he tells himself, at least.
But lust isn’t a good basis for a relationship, more so since Jeff isn’t sure whether he can deal with being gay.
Love is never wrong, but can Jeff accept that?
Hello and a big thank you to Prism Book Alliance for having me here today.
When I thought about the guest post, I was going to talk about the age difference in my book Never Wrong. How likely it is that something like that happens in real life. How hard it might be for people to accept that your partner is way younger or older than you are.
But then I decided to talk about something different today. (Don’t worry, there will be a post or two about age differences J)
Today I will get down to the core of my story. Now I hear you: “Yeah. Love is never wrong! We got that already.”
That’s true. I’m a firm believer in love, and I also believe it can’t be wrong. But there is something else in Never Wrong, something equally important.
It’s Jeff’s struggle to accept himself. To accept who he is and whom he loves.
That is something I believe most of you will understand. Who doesn’t look in the mirror on some days and says ‘I’m fat/ugly/thin/unattractive… (insert word of your choice here)’
I think every one of us does.
The question is how we deal with it. I won’t lie to you, I have these struggles as well. I deal with them, and I deal okay with them. I allow them to be there, but I neither have to believe what my brain tells me, nor have I to listen to it.
But the fight for acceptance is there, every day.
Jeff has to learn that as well. He can’t deal with the attraction he feels. He can’t deal with his emotions. To find love, he has to listen to his heart and accept himself. And with that, he finds the strength to accept a lot of new things, even if the struggle is hard sometimes. Sometimes it’s so hard you don’t think you can make it. On other days it’s easy. But always remember, you are not alone with these struggles.
I hope all of you out there are able to accept who you are and find love.
I forced my concentration back on the question he had asked.
“No, I moved out from my ex-boyfriend’s. We were together for close to a year. I moved out from my parents about six months ago, to be with him.”
Jeff’s eyes followed my movements, my fingers peeling the label of the beer bottle. What would he say to my blatant statement that I was gay? Not everybody took it well, but who was I to hide a big part of myself?
“So you just broke up?” he asked, his gaze still unerringly lingering on me. It made me uncomfortable. Mostly in a good way, but not quite pleasant. I squirmed a bit, trying to relax.
Keeping my voice mostly even, I answered, “Yeah, I caught him cheating. Got home from work early one day, and he was in bed with another man. Quite classy, if you ask me. I mean, how many times do you read about someone coming home early, and finding his boyfriend in bed with someone else? I just never thought it would happen to me, you know? It always happens to other people.” The bitterness in my tone gave away how much it had hurt me. I didn’t want to go around and cry about my lover cheating, but fuck, it still was a very sore point.
“That’s bad. Who would do something like that? If you are with someone, why would you cheat on him? Or her?” Jeff paused. “I know a lot of people are doing that, but I’ve never been able to figure out why anyone would cheat.”
Jeff was now staring a hole into my living room table, his fingers intertwined with each other. Did he speak from experience? Was it rude to ask that? I thought it would be, so I went with, “And you, how long have you been living here?”
“About two months. I moved in here after I split with my girlfriend.”
About the Author:
Chris McHart is from Germany and while an accountant, writing is Chris’s real passion. Chris likes to spend time with family and has way too many animals that demand constant attention. Chris also enjoys landscaping and cooking.
Whenever Chris has a free minute, it’s spent writing ona laptop, a cup of coffee in hand, deeply lost in the world Chris’s muses have created.
When coming up for some air, you’ll find Chris on a lot of social networks. Check out Chris’s website to see where you can find out more. Chris looks forward to hearing from you!
Chris McHart has kindly offered one e-copy of Never Wrong for one lucky commenter
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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