Every Time I Think of You by Jim Provenzano
The Lambda Literary Award winner (Gay Romance, 2012).
Provenzano also artfully works in the theme of nature to suggest hope for Everett's physical recovery, as well as, in a difficult moment in Reid's and his relationship, the recovery of love... Their love is a force of nature.
- Dick Sharp, Lambda Literary Review
"The romance, simple and pure, yet heated and passionate, is strikingly genuine. Furthermore, they're both likable, so much so that the reader can't help but cheer for them. Even the most jaded among us will experience a renewed faith in love and romance after reading it." - Christopher Verleger, Edge on the Net
"There are so many levels of nuance to Provenzano's story. It's an exciting voyage of discovery, for them and for readers alike. When the story takes its more serious turn, Every Time I Think of You becomes a tale of heartbreak, courage, and healing. It's a remarkable, uplifting story." - David Alexander Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter
"Every Time I Think of You opens readers' eyes, minds and hearts to corners of the world they may never have realized existed. It's not easy to write a novel about sports, gay teenagers and sex in (and out of) wheelchairs. Jim Provenzano has done it, with grace and power." - Dan Woog, syndicated columnist, The Outfield
"Provenzano's characters are rich and complex. Provenzano's sense of pace and plotting are dead on, so things never drag, and his prose is straightforward and never showy. It's a well-told tale whose aim to inform as well as entertain certainly hits the mark." - Terry Wheeler, Out in Print
'Every Time I Think of You' captures the beauty and passion of a romance between two young men whose life experiences almost permanently keep them apart.
In a snowy forest, Reid Conniff, a studious high school distance runner, meets Everett, a privileged and capricious charmer, and the son of the wealthiest family in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. As their lives become intertwined, Reid is swept up in Everett�s adventurous world. When a near-fatal accident changes both their lives, Reid�s determination to keep their love alive faces obstacles of time and distance.
Jim Provenzano, author of the acclaimed novels 'PINS,' 'Monkey Suits,' and 'Cyclizen,' brings a youthful romantic passion to 'Every Time I Think of You.' Set in cities and towns of Pennsylvania of the late 1970s, Provenzano brings new characters to an authentic timelessness filled with life-affirming truths.