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The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand. Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and -- most of all -- himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people's expectations. Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn't the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it's like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety. But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can't see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn't trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn't believe in happiness ever fight for his own?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Riptide Publishing
  • Hillsborough, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1626490252
  • 9781626490253
  • 853,002

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Finalist: Best Gay Romance, 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Library Journal **STARRED REVIEW** - "By turns laugh-out-loud funny and tragically sad, Hall's novel draws readers into this wonderful glitter-ball of a world. Highly recommended." New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann - "Brilliantly written, dangerously good, immensely satisfying. I love this book. Deeply. Eternally. My favorite romance of the year." New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Tyler - "[A] heartbreaking, hopeful, gorgeous story of love and forgiveness." New York Times bestselling author Laura Kinsale - "Simply the best writer I've come across in years."show more

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2,850 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 46% (1,307)
4 34% (959)
3 15% (426)
2 3% (95)
1 2% (63)
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