Long the Mile

Long the Mile

by Ally Blue

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Overview

When Judah went to prison for insider trading, he lost everything he thought was important: his business, his money, his power. But when he gets out, homelessness strips him of the one thing he has left: his self-respect. When another homeless man saves him from a beating, he begins to learn to rely on the goodness of those around him.

For Toby, life on the streets has become familiar. Comfortable. So comfortable he wonders if he's given up on changing his life for the better. Then comes Judah. Formerly rich, newly homeless, all his pride and attitude gone along with his material possessions. Helping Judah feels good. Their unexpected connection--physical and beyond--feels even better.

Their shared situation nurtures a growing closeness that blossoms into something deeper. But when change comes knocking, it will take all their strength to keep fear and insecurity from tearing them apart.

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PUBLISHER'S NOTE: 20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission "is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood." To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit aliforneycenter.org.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148878520
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,043,654
File size: 842 KB

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Long the Mile 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
A great story for the holidays! A touching story of two men finding each other in a moment in their lives when nothing is certain. Judah is a proud man who has lost everything he ever worked for. Driven by fear of the uncertain and the state his life is in, he lashes out at Toby when he ran into him. Try as he might he can't get his life back together and everything comes crumbling down around him. Now he's homeless, broke and most of all lonely. Toby has been homeless for a year and even though he has learned to accept his situation and appears content and cheery, he is conflicted and his spirit is dwindling. He sees all Judah is trying to hide - the fear, the uncertainty. And recognizes it for what it is. He extends a hand to Judah and offers him a shoulder to lean on. Together they embark in a friendship that leads to romance, but Judah continues to struggle. He has come to rely on Toby, but fears losing himself. Ally Blue did a wonderful job in bringing Judah and Toby's story to the page. The concept behind the story is not a common one, but a very real one regardless. She brought each character's doubts, emotions and thoughts to the page in such a way that I could not help myself but to feel for them both. Each honest interaction, passion-filled exchange and conflicted emotion helped to develop the connection between Judah and Toby. Both men grew as characters throughout the story while still dealing with their current situation and what it all entailed. Although it took Judah more time and his struggle brought tears to my eyes, his growth was essential for him to have any type of success, especially in his relationship with Toby. I admired his resilience and wanted to shake some sense into him all the same. Needless to say that their chemistry was awesome. They each brought something different every time they came together. But mostly I enjoyed the vulnerability they displayed. It made their connection that much more believable. All in all, a sweet, heart-warming story of new beginnings for two men who never thought they'd ever get a chance to achieve that kind of happiness. A great story for the holidays! I received this title in exchange of my honest opinion as part of my participation in the blog tour.