Three months past his breakup, Aaron is adrift, the only thing sustaining him being his weekly therapy sessions with Marc. But Marc's feelings for Aaron have changed, and this unlikely couple must transition to a new and risky adventure: falling in love at breakneck speed while trying hopelessly to pace themselves.
Cautious and introverted, Marc has issues of his own, for both his marriage and his only other relationship with a man ended suddenly with a great loss. When Aaron asks Marc to drive him to a school reunion in his coastal SoCal hometown of Carlsbad, which harbors darkly painful memories, the new relationship hangs by a thread.
Book 3 of the Elsie Street Trilogy, set in contemporary San Francisco, offers both closure and the hope of lasting happiness to its struggling characters.
About the Author
Gabriella West was born in Santa Barbara in 1967. In 1969, her parents moved to Dublin, Ireland, and she grew up in Ireland, studying English and Italian at Trinity College, Dublin. She graduated and left Ireland in 1988. She earned an MA degree in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University in 1995. She has published seven LGBT-themed novels: The Leaving, Time of Grace, Elsie Street, The Pull of Yesterday, and A Knight's Tale: Kenilworth. The follow-up, A Knight's Tale: Montargis, was published March 2018. Return to Carlsbad, the last book in the Elsie Street contemporary gay romance trilogy, was released October 2018. Gabriella West lives in San Francisco, CA.