Everyday History by Alice Archer

Book Description.....

"Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert into 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."

Title:  Everyday History
Author:  Alice Archer
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition 
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Everyday History" by Alice Archer

My Synopsis...

"Everyday History" was some read in that it was a very deep thought provoking poetic M/M gay romance story.  The story was well written with highly intriguing characters with such interesting history of a young boys crush on a teacher and the teacher actually falling for this younger man.... Henry and Ruben...the mentor and the student brought together by fate. I know for some that may sound somewhat strange but you really have to pick up this read to see how this author brings it all out to the reader. I was relieved to know that these two didn't actually end up together until Ruben was older.   I saw how the story was of  'letting go of the past and turning something really bad into a source of strength' and from that finding the strength to share with others.  For Ruben there was honesty with a stubborn determination and with Henry ...he was just 'Henry.'  

This novel is a very good read, stunningly well written, with some dramatic emotional scenes and I don't want to leave out Henry's intensely emotional story and lastly with Ruben finally getting his act together.  I will say this author really know to give the readers quite a intriguing story that will definitely pull at your heartstrings.  Once you get into the read it will keep your attention as you will find yourself turning the pages till the end to see if there will be a happy ending!


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