Title: The Only Guy
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Aaron Weiss and Jesse Ross
Sub-Genre gay romance
Aaron Weiss knows how to escape. Years ago, he ran from a romantic disappointment and impulsively joined the Army. Now, he’s forced to take a medical discharge and readjusting to life at home proves a challenge.
Jesse Ross knows how to hide. He realizes he’s an oddball, and that he’s an outsider within his own family. He also knows his secret love since childhood, Aaron, only wants his good-looking, favored older brother. Yet Jesse could never completely abandon his intense feelings for Aaron. Over the years, Jesse was a faithful pen pal to him. Still, he’s shocked to his core to find Aaron on his doorstep.
As long-buried secrets and past hurts take center stage, the two are overwhelmingly drawn to each other. But it’s their future that may force them to risk everything.
Wonderful story about two men going their separate ways in life and then finding each other when nether on expected it. When he was growing up Aaron had a huge crush on his best friend. When he makes a move the friend makes it clear that he has no interest. Aaron didn’t know how to handle his best friend turning his back on him at the same time his parents were splitting up so he did what he thought was best. He ran to the Army. For years he was a good soldier and did what was expected of him. When he contracted a disease though his military life was over and he had to come home. The one thing he never forgot though were the letters from Jesse his best friends little brother. Through most of his tour he received these letters from home. A life line of sorts. Hiding is nothing new to Jesse. With is agoraphobia and fear of crowds his mostly stays in his home in the mountains. His animals, gardens and art are all he needs. He has made a good life for himself. When Aaron comes to visit though both mens worlds are turned upside down. The only question is can the men make it work?
Reviewed By: Jerry