Ambitious teacher Anthony, who is firmly in the closet, works at a very conservative school, carefully living up to expectations in order to further his career.
After drinking too much at a wedding, however, he meets a gorgeous man and can’t resist having a passionate liaison with him.
Weeks later, Anthony is engaged to his girlfriend, but then his secret lover turns up at school as the new teacher in his department…
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance
Catherine L Byrne amused herself writing as a hobby for some years until she had her daughter, but becoming a mum made her realise she now had a purpose and time was limited, so she must get on with writing seriously.
The winter of 2009 was severe and as she and her family live in a small village, they were house bound by unusually deep snow for southern England. So she settled down in her office (i.e. the corner of her bedroom) and began her first book, which was published in 2010.
She hasn't stopped writing since, generally on the theme of forbidden or unrequited love, and often including erotic scenes.
Where to find the author:
Website : https://catherinelbyrne.wordpress.com/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherines-Creations-and-Concerns/235748973239333
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters
Tidbits about Catherine:
35 – Most amazing place you’ve ever been?
Madeira, Cyprus, Rome, Barcelona.
36 – Have you ever had a character take off and go their own direction? If so, who was the worst?
All the time. Probably Kjartan from Kjartan the Gentle. I never had any idea what he was going to do. After the first two books in the series, he suddenly decided he was gay and I had to give him a boyfriend and write a story about them. And Bjarni from Bjarni the Hero was so disgusted at the shame Kjartan’s behaviour brought upon the village that he didn’t want to be in the book so I had to send him off on an assignment for the whole story. He only came back at the end to say ‘what’s been happening while I’ve been away?’
37 - Most memorable moment as an author?
When I first received my first paperback of my first story and held it in my hands.
“Here’s your drink, mate,” he said to Anthony, as if asking him a question. Anthony smiled at the Australian accent, and the waiter gave him a subtle wink, making him quickly look away as the man gave Francesca her Daiquiri.
“Shall we eat here too?” said Francesca. “Could we have a menu please?” She smiled, fluttering her eyelashes at the waiter, who smiled back, showing a gold tooth.
“Of course, I’ll get it.” He strode out, reminding Anthony of Blondie at the wedding. How would it feel if this Australian lay on top of him on the huge hotel office desk? He turned back again to his girlfriend. His proper, steady girlfriend.
Lunging to kiss her, his lips hit her cheek, and she twisted her head so their mouths could meet, but he moved the wrong way and kissed her hair. His hand slipped on the arm of her chair and he fell forwards onto her shoulder. A sudden gust of wind, carrying the rotting, fishy smell from the tide going out, forced him to stifle a cough.
“Here you go.” The Australian accent conveyed a hint of amusement as the couple untangled themselves and sat up.
Pages or Words: 51,189
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