Will Seattle Make a Man of Him Yet?
On a night out in Seattle's gay club scene, a chance encounter with an intriguing older man inspires Steven Frazier with visions of a more rewarding life. But when Steven abandons drugs and one-night stands, his loyal-but-venomous best friend won't set him free without a fight. Must Steven sacrifice friendship—and forsake an unrequited love—to follow his dreams?
As Steven's horizons expand, his friends now include eclectic new arrivals, helping to keep his quest on track. Working to reinvent himself, Steven seeks to prove his worth, driven by exquisite longing for a charming man just out of his reach.
Both reflective and intensely sexy, This Charming Man is a novel about friendship, hope, and personal growth. This story captures the drama of coming into one's own as an adult and creates a vibrant snapshot of Seattle in the early 1990s.
The Queen City Boys books are an interrelated series of standalone stories with no particular reading order. Spanning four decades in Seattle, Queen City Boys tells the explicit adventures of an eclectic group of gay friends as they find their way through the ends and beginnings of their most important relationships.
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This Charming Man-Queen City Boys Book 1 by Ajax Bell!!! In 1991 we find Steven deep in the Seattle club scene with his hot but destructive friend Adrian. They are the envy of everyone who knows them as they live the high club life like no one ever has. Now things will start to change for the guys as Steven meets the older businessman John. He introduces Steven to the future of huge possibilities and more importantly he becomes a motivation for Steven to leave the club scene behind and grow as a person. The party scene won't impress John as he has seen it all and now Steven has feelings for John but will the dreaded Adrian get in his way? Adrian is a broken guy and uses people for what he can get out of them and lets be honest we all know this type of person. He has been friends with Steven for years and now that he might be replaced he starts acting quite cruel to Steven. I only wished we knew more about Adrian and his background. After a few things that happen, Steven is starting to finally see the real Adrian now that John has opened his eyes. Steven keeps reminding himself of John and he has become a huge motivation to keep pushing for the life he really desires. This is completely Stevens coming of age story as John motivates Steven but it's all Steven that actually is changing his for the better. I really enjoyed this coming of age story as it was told in a very different style which was just simply brilliant. I loved how the author created the character of Steven and the journey she took us on of self discovery of the person that he was always meant to be. The other characters were so beautifully developed in such a way that added to the character of Steven. John's character was so important as he showed Steven what was waiting for him in a world of huge opportunities. The author captured 1991 in Seattle so beautifully that I for one would have loved to experience life back then. This novel...This Charming Man was a sweet and brilliantly written novel that I recommend for all readers. "Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review." Reviewed by Paul at Gay Media Reviews