TIMES SQUARE KISS
Rogue Phoenix Press
201 Pages/ 238 Pages
Rating: 3 Cups
Race Palmer is twenty-seven years old and even though he has a steady boyfriend, he is not quite ready to let go of his wild oats. While his longtime boyfriend Christian Mir lives with him, Race continues to find the time to cheat on him with other men.
Gaston Bailer loves David Lapps but their affair is against all they believe. As Amish boys, their lives have strict protocol which includes marrying a young woman and raising a family.
While on a trip to New York, Christian finds out the truth about his lover, only to be stopped by a horrific accident. When Race is told Christian has died, he starts a journey of all the places his dearly departed wanted to go on their trip to America. Along the way, he meets up with Gaston, an Amish boy determined to find out if life is better on the outside. When Christian finds out that his parents told Race that he died, he soon follows only to realize that this journey he is on may bring new discoveries that will have him learning who he is and what he wants.
From London to New York, this expedition is about Christian not only finding out about who his lover really is, but also about who he is as a person. Mr. Voglino tells the story through many different characters and the struggles they have with commitment, being gay, self-discovery, and much more. While there were times I was really confused as the story jumped from one character to another without any real format, Times Square Kiss was still a good read with a really great moral about finding out who you are. If you enjoy novels full of interesting and contradictory characters, learning to be you, being proud of who you are, and finishing a loved one’s wishes, this is the book for you.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More