Wednesday, 6 September 2017
ARC REVIEW : Family Man by Heidi Cullinan , Marie Sexton
Sometimes family chooses you.
At forty, Vincent “Vinnie” Fierro is still afraid to admit he might be gay—even to himself. It’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, it’s getting harder to ignore what he really wants.
Vinnie attempts some self-exploration in Chicago’s Boystown bars, far from anyone who knows him. Naturally, he runs smack into someone from the neighborhood.
Between working two jobs, going to school, taking care of his grandmother, and dealing with his mother’s ongoing substance abuse, Trey Giles has little time for fun, let alone dating someone who swears he’s straight. Yet after one night of dancing cheek-to-cheek, Trey agrees to let Vinnie court him and see if he truly belongs on this side of the fence—though Trey intends to keep his virginity intact.
It seems like a solid plan, but nothing is simple when family is involved. When Vinnie’s family finds out about their relationship, the situation is sticky enough, but when Trey’s mother goes critical, Vinnie and Trey must decide whose happiness is most important—their families’ or their own.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had to adjust my head while reading this. This book has two types of POV, first person (Trey) and third person (Vinnie). I was kinda loss at first, but adjusted just fine after that. Still not the kind of POV I prefer.
The story is good, heartwarming with typical Italian family in the middle.
This is actually May - December relationship between Trey and Vinnie but I'm glad Vinnie and Trey didn't busy with the 'I'm too old for you and you're too young for me' kind of conversation.
They're just 'be'.
But Vinnie on the other hand, made me wanted to slap his head for his denial, a prolonged denial, until he talked to his Mother and something's happen in Trey's life and he had to make decision between family and Trey.
The ending is perfection and I'm so happy for Trey, yeah especially him.
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