Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Everyday History by Alice Archer

Title: Everyday History
Author: Alice Archer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 290
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert to a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. After months of persuasion, he scores a dinner date with Henry Normand that morphs into an intense weekend. The unexpected depth of their connection scares Ruben into fleeing.

Shy, cautious Henry, Ruben’s former high school history teacher, suspects he needs a wake-up call, and Ruben appears to be his siren. But when Ruben bolts, Henry is left struggling to find closure. Inspired by his conversations with Ruben, Henry begins to write articles about the memories stored in everyday objects. The articles seduce Ruben with details from their weekend together and trigger feelings too strong to avoid. As Henry’s snowballing fame takes him out of town and further out of touch, Ruben stretches to close the gaps that separate them.


Everyday History by Alice Archer has the two most unlikely men being attracted to each other. Ruben is a college student. He is charismatic, has a bright future a head of him. He can have any girl he wants any time he wants. He is the one everyone gravitates too. When he finds himself attracted to a man, and that man being his history teacher he does not quite know what to do with that feeling. He wants to pursue it but is he really gay? His life is not yet set for him and things are always up in air, is the feeling real or just a moments flash in the pan.
Henry is quiet, with tweed suits. Low self esteem. He knows he is way too old for Ruben. But he cannot help wanting him. He knows though Ruben has to grow up. And in some ways Henry does too. Henry has to find his own self worth before he can give himself to anyone.
I liked that this story is an evolution of both characters. They are both finding their footing in the world. Both learning to be brave. They are both kind, loving, gentle, but also scared. I love a love story that evolves and has a happy ending this is one of those for sure. 

                                Four twinkling Stars

No comments: