Author: Rob Rosen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 19 Pages
At a Glance: Check out this delightful romp. It’s guaranteed to make you smile!
Reviewed By: Sammy
Blurb: Sometimes letting go of an obsession leads to something better instead.
A twenty-five-year high school reunion is Conrad’s chance to finally come face-to-face with his unrequited love, Todd. Instead, he discovers he himself was an unrequited love for Gary, his friend from the chess club. When the two return to their old gym locker room, long-lost friends at last become found loves. As for Todd, well, let’s just say that karma can be quite the bitch.
Review: If you have never had the pleasure of reading author Rob Rosen before, this short story, Twenty-Five Years, would be a most delightful way to introduce yourself to his writing. Humorous, smart and risqué, this author does tongue-in-cheek like no other.
A high school crush is not an easy thing to let go of, particularly when the person you were hungering after seemed to disappear after graduation. For Conrad, this dilemma was magnified due to the fact that he had just one memory of mutual masturbation in the high school locker room to feed his twenty-five year old crush on the class president, Todd Smith. Now a class reunion looms and Todd will be there—will Conrad get a second chance?
Sweet, short and very funny, Twenty-Five Years hits us all where we live. Who didn’t have a crush on the most popular boy or girl in school? And who doesn’t remember to this day that one moment our said fixation spoke to us—or looked at us—or breathed in our direction? Mr. Rosen cleverly takes us back to a time we all remember and wraps it up in humor and a happy ending. No, Conrad does not get his crush on—he gets way better! Check out this delightful romp. It’s guaranteed to make you smile!
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