Having Your Eyes Wide Open to the World Around You
Sometimes in these guest posts, I wonder what to say. I talk about the inspiration for a story or the characters. But in this post, I want to talk about having your eyes opened to the world around you.
Brian spends much of his life in his own world, one of privilege, where everything is pretty much as he sees it. Or so he thinks. I think at some point in our lives, we all encounter that with ourselves. There is a time, whether we’re a teenager, new adult, or, god forbid, a child, when we realize that the world is completely different from the way we thought it was.
I remember that moment in my life. I was seventeen and away from home, in Europe, and I saw how difficult things were for other people. I saw poverty and hopelessness for the first time. I came home a different person. In this story Brian has one of those moments as well, and it’s because of Cade.
About the Book
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 Pages
Release Date: 11 July 2016
Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Blurb: Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Brian Paulson has lived a life of luxury and ease. If he’s been left lonely because of his family’s pursuit of wealth and their own happiness, he figures it’s a small price to pay for what he sees as most important: money.
Cade McAllister has never had it easy. He works two jobs to support himself, his mother, and his special-needs brother. They don’t have much, but to Cade, love and taking care of the people who are important to him mean more than material possessions. When Cade is mugged in the park, he can’t afford to lose what little he has, and he’s grateful for Brian’s intervention.
Cade is given a chance to return the favor when Brian’s grandfather passes away and Brian’s assets are frozen. Cade offers Brian a place to stay and helps him find work, and the two men grow closer as they learn the good and the bad of the very different worlds they come from. Just as Brian is starting to see there’s more to life than what money can buy, a clause in his grandfather’s will could send their relationship up in smoke.
About the Author
Andrew Grey is the author of nearly 100 works of Contemporary Gay Romantic fiction. After 27 years in corporate America, he has now settled down in Central Pennsylvania with his husband Dominic and his laptop. An interesting ménage. Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and now writes full time. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.