Family Man

Family Man

by Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton

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Family Man by Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton

Sometimes family chooses you.

At forty, Vincent "Vinnie" Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay--even to himself. It'll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, it's getting harder to ignore what he really wants.

Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago's Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.

Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother's ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he's straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence--though Trey intends to keep his virginity intact.

It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. When Vinnie's family finds out about their relationship, the situation is sticky enough, but when Trey's mother goes critical, Vinnie and Trey must decide whose happiness is most important--their families' or their own.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159002846
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: 09/11/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 243,972
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Heidi Cullinan has always enjoyed a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. Proud to be from the first Midwestern state with full marriage equality, Heidi is a vocal advocate for LGBT rights. She writes positive-outcome romances for LGBT characters struggling against insurmountable odds because she believes there’s no such thing as too much happy ever after. When Heidi isn’t writing, she enjoys playing with new recipes, reading romance and manga, playing with her cats, and watching too much anime.

Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

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Family Man 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Bluenose-Wanderer More than 1 year ago
A macho Italian hunk worries about his sexual orientation. Another example of an adult male coming to terms with his sexuality, finding fulfilment, and coping with the fallout from coming out of the closet. As I've said before, if a Navy Seal can write about a deadly Afghan fire-fight without the use of profanity then I don't understand why this author needs to use it. Breaking social conventions by using vulgar language only serves to coarsen discourse in general and prove the immaturity of the user. I also appreciate it when an author who changes the point of view identifies the narrator at the head of the chapter or when the change occurs mid-chapter--not the case here. There is a second theme here, the victims of alcoholism and drug addiction--the family members. The money wasted on drugs and booze plus treatment programs for an individual who has no investment in getting well. The book is a bit of a downer. On the one hand we have a big, macho Italian male struggling with the idea that he's gay in a large extended family he loves that's extremely homophobic and on the other a son whose mother is alcoholic and drug addicted and regresses repeatedly with the excuse that it's a disease over which she asserts no control. In the end it's family solidarity that wins the day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would read anything thesey two authors write together! Great lead and supporting characters. I hated for the book to end. I will definitely read it at least twice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this story; I find myself going back to it whenever I want a really good read. Vinnie and Trey seem like a very odd couple at the beginning. Vinnie has been married 3 times, to three different women, but he feels that something is missing in his life. A chance encounter with a gay couple makes him wonder why his marriages failed, and he decides to make a tentative foray into the gay scene. His attempts are spectacularly unsuccessful until he runs into Trey, an old friend from the neighborhood. Trey has his own problems; he's working himself to death to support his grandmother and his alcoholic mother, while trying to put himself through school, and the stress is killing him. He doesn't want to get involved in a relationship with Vinnie, who is 10 years older and still in the closet to his Italian Catholic family, but the two of them find that they are so right for each other that they just can't stay apart. I really loved that all of the characters are so well drawn and realistic, and the difficulties of a man discovering his true sexuality in his late thirties, as well as the heavy burden of living with an alcoholic, are portrayed with great sensitivity. I hope to see more from these authors.... maybe a sequel? Very highly recommended!
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Just WOW! Family, love, acceptance, grief, hope it's all here. Vince is the older, bigger, more 'macho' of the two and he learns to see who he really is and to not be defined by others' opinions of what it takes to make a man. He's not the 'girl' in the relationship or less manly because he's not a top. I loved how sweet, gentle and caring he is with Trey. It was amazing to see him come out to his family for Trey's sake. Trey's life is full of stress and pain. He's trying to keep too many things afloat all on his own. His love for his Gram makes me smile. The pain and betrayal he feels towards his mom was so real. I loved Vince's family and how they all rallied for Trey when Vince called. The ending was superb. Adult read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, I couldn't put it down. Very enjoyable and loved the main characters. That last chapter had me grinning so much. Read through those 550-some pages without me even knowing I finished it.
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ReadMe11 More than 1 year ago
Could Not Put Down  I went to bed and finished a book and thought, hey I’ve got a few minutes, I’m not tired, I’ll just start another one.  Well needless to say I was still awake at 3:30am when I finished Family Man.  I could not stop reading it!  It was so good.  And it hit a lot nerves when discussing the problems family members have when they’re dealing with an alcoholic.  I’ll definitely be checking out other books by Heidi and Marie.  
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Awesome story not rushed well developed and characters you get swept up in.
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This story took too long to develop its characters. I also found the dialogue to be tedious and confusing as to which character was talking during each paragraph. The other reviews made it seem like a great story, but it really disappointed me. Not worth the time and money.
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Loved this story, loved the main characters, loved the supporting characters - loved it all.
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This was one of the best m/m romance books I've read.
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This was a tender and beautiful love story. I loved it; I could not put it down. I liked that the main characters went on a journey that ended in true love, involving so many aspects of love in a relationship. Just loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story. This author duo should definitely collaborate a lot more in the future.