Nowhere Diner: Finding Love
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by T. A. Chase
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: Leaving Minnesota, Timothy Gapin doesn't have any plans except getting as far away from all the memories as he can before his money runs out. His secret lover has married, breaking his heart and making him choose a life in the open rather than a relationship built on lies.
Little does Tim know that four days later he would grab dinner at a diner and find a place to stop. Somehow this diner in the middle of nowhere becomes his home and the people who work there his family. In addition to the workers at the diner, Tim meets Bernie Capley, a long-haul trucker who isn't all he seems to be.
Falling in love with Bernie is easy for Tim, but the past has a way of barging into the present, forcing decisions that affect their future...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2009
eBookwise Release Date: December 2009
99 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [194 KB]
Reading time: 126-177 min.
"...This story is about the broken being mended, the sick being cured and the unloved finding romance. Cookie's diner is an oasis of acceptance. Could such a place exist in real life? Probably not, but I want to believe it can...I sincerely hope T. A. Chase plans on revisiting the Nowhere Diner. I will be lining up for the next serving if he does."--British Bull Dog, Rainbow Reviews
"...The story is sweet and simple...Almost [a] fairy tale...A contemporary tale with a lot of optimism...T. A. Chase adds the right dose of sex...with just enough details to satisfy."--Elise Rolle, Livejournal.com
"4.5 Nymphs!...Fascinating characters keep the story flowing from the first line to the final period. Everyone has their own unique reason for being in the diner and we gain just enough input to hope for future stories, where they find love and happiness...T. A. Chase has written another fantastic story and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series."--Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"5 Angels!...Recommended Read!...To be perfectly honest I have yet to read a T. A. Chase story that I didn't like, Nowhere Diner: Finding Love didn't break that streak either. I absolutely loved it...There are so many directions that Mr. Chase can take this series and I wait with baited breath to find out which of set of characters he follows next at Nowhere Diner. If you want a well-written love story with a strong plot and charismatic characters then this is the book for you!"--Hayley, Fallen Angel Reviews
I handed the man my ticket and climbed aboard. The bus was only half-full and there were several empty seats for me to choose from. I took a window seat on the left side and settled in, putting my bag next to me.
It started to rain and the few other passengers getting on at this stop filed down the aisle while I stared out at Aaron standing in the drizzle. He gave me a weak smile and waved. I pressed my hand against the window, knowing I'd never see him again. Movement behind him caught my attention and I saw his wife step from the shadows.
The expression on her face and the nod she gave me told me everything. She knew about us and understood why I was leaving. I had no idea if she was angry, grateful, or hurt and, as the bus pulled away from the bus stop, it no longer was my problem.
I rested my forehead against the cool glass and closed my eyes. A single tear trickled down my cheek to drip from my chin onto my jacket. Aaron said he loved me and needed my presence near for him to be happy, but I would never allow that. Neither his new wife nor I deserved to be treated as an after-thought.
The tension of the past couple of days drained from me and exhaustion swept in to take its place. I hadn't slept since Aaron's wedding and until that very moment, I hadn't allowed myself to relax. Sitting in the bus with Aaron disappearing from my sight, I realized I was leaving my past behind and venturing into a new world where no one knew me.
A small sliver of excitement coursed through me and I smiled. Who knew? Things might be looking up for me now. I wound one of the straps from my backpack around my arm, so no one could walk off with it and made myself comfortable in the seat. I would catch some sleep before I made any other decisions.
The hum of the tires on the highway lulled me to sleep, and if I dreamed of Aaron, I didn't remember.