“You aren’t super macho. More like…sweet and hot.”
That‘s how Aaron’s friend and neighbor Michelle, the smartest girl in the class, describes him. She promises he’ll meet someone soon.
Aaron is skilled at ignoring an unhappy childhood that left him serene on the outside and insecure, vulnerable and anxious on the inside. From middle school on, he concentrated on getting good grades and running faster but also gained more than enough experience with hopeless crushes on really nice straight classmates. Now, at the start of his last semester of high school, he’s ready for a real romance. With help from Michelle and a pooch named Daisy, he meets three seriously good-looking guys who invite him to join their running club. Daniel, Justin and Matthew are a few years older than Aaron but they quickly accept him into their social group. Life has programmed Aaron to be pessimistic but he gets his hopes up and for the first time he makes a connection with another gay guy.
Aaron knows “the course of true love never did run smooth,” but he lets himself forget and believe that it will for him. Naturally, when it doesn’t he blames himself.
There Was a Boy recounts a pivotal time when a teenager enters adulthood sooner than he’s ready, meets the man of his dreams and falls in love. Aaron has a lot to learn about sex and love. He’s positive he’s found the right teacher but an additional lesson awaits him and he must confront the wounds of his childhood before he can graduate to his new life.
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About the Author
Welcome, Smashwords readers to my author's profile. Justin Durand is a pen name because, while most people like a romantic story with lots of passion, when it's told by a friend or relative it falls in the category of too much information. In real life, I’m a gay person who had some challenges early but managed to survive them and find a loving partner for life. Every gay person has a coming out story and everyone who has been in love has a distinct story as well. So here from a complete stranger you have my stories of love, crushes, coming out and surviving all of the above.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All of us have issues, some we can resolve, some we just have to learn how to endure. Neither can be done without love and friends who care. That is the lesson that Aaron and Danny offer anyone who reads their story. We should all be so lucky to have both, and lucky plays a huge role in having both. Just as that chance encounter between Aaron and Danny resulted in what will be a wonderful life long relationship, the author is telling all of us to watch for those seemingly trivial happenings that can make life worth so much. It happened to me and now I have been married to and in love with the same woman for 50 years, and it all started with an inconsequential and unexpected event, just like Aaron and Danny. Thank you for reminding me how lucky I was.