Length: 54,000 words approx
Cayuga Cougars Series
August Miles has the world on a string professionally.
Augie, as his friends and teammates call the unassuming young goaltender, is on the fast track to the pros. The starting goalie for the Cayuga Cougars, he has a year or two in Cayuga to hone his skills and all his career dreams will have come true. Pity his personal life isn’t riding the same high. He’s the only one among his group of friends without that special someone to call his own.
Until he meets Salvatore Castenada at a lakeside party. The attraction is white-hot and more than a little wonderfully overwhelming for the romantically inexperienced goalie. August quickly discovers that Sal is everything he’s dreamed of in a man: mature, settled, sinfully handsome, and filled with gentle humor. Sal is also HIV positive.
Will Sal’s revelation about his status end this budding relationship before it can even begin? Or will the two men be able to handle the challenges life—and a championship run for the Cougars—throws at them?
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August Mile 22 yr old Goalie for the Cayuga Cougars has never been in a relationship or played the field. As he likes to say he's half virgin.
Salvatore Castenada 37 yr old transport orderly who is living proof that one mistake can affect you for the rest of your life.
Imagine being 22 yr old gay man who is out, but meets a man whom he is instantly attracted to only to find out he's HIV positive. Would you stay and give it a shot or would you going running for the hills.
For as much as Augies teammates give him a hard time for being young and needing to play the field, he really took on a mature role when instead of running for the hills he took the time to research and learn all he could about HIV before he made the decision on whether or not he wanted to give Sal a chance. Sal being the mature older male ( I love the age difference) was up front, honest and very sincere. Making sure August knows what can and can not happen. He's not willing to risk Augies health or take the chance of him contracting HIV.
I wont lie Mario irritated the holy hell out of me. I get he wants to protect Augie, but everyone has to make their own mistakes. You cant protect those you love and care about forever. You have to give them a chance to live and spread their wings and fly.
All in all I enjoyed the book, it was different from books I've in the past but that doesn't mean it was bad, I just wish there was more to the story.
V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.
When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.
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