Family Man

How does a man get to be forty without knowing whether he’s gay? That’s a question Vince Fierro is almost afraid to answer. If he is gay, it’ll be a problem for his big, fat Italian family. Still, after three failed marriages, he can’t help but wonder if he’s been playing for the wrong team.

There’s only one way to settle it, once and for all—head for 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 to the sultry strains of Coltrane, Trey finds himself wanting to help Vinnie figure things out—no promises, and no sex.

It seems like a simple plan, until their “no-sex” night turns into the best date of their lives and forges a connection that complicates everything.

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12 Responses to Family Man

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  2. Buzz H. says:

    Hi Marie. Loved this book! I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the attention to their emotional lives, the accurate portrayal of the chaos that can be generated by an active alcoholic… I’ll end the list there though there is much more. Many thanks to you and Heidi for a great collaboration.

  3. Ernest says:

    Very enjoyable! Now I need to get off my lazy butt and find the link to tell Heidi this.

    • Marie Sexton says:

      Thanks, Ernest! I’m so glad you liked it. FWIW, I’m at Heidi’s house right now, and she’s sitting right next to me, so I’ll be happy to pass our message along. :-)

  4. g8torgrrl says:

    Another great book to add to my “must-buy-as-soon-as-it’s-available” list…. Is this the start of another series or is it a stand-alone?

    You’ve certainly been a busy girl! I’m so happy that the Tucker Springs series is also moving along and that we’ll all have the much anticipated visit with the Coda boys. Whew! You spoil us. ;)

  5. Nancy says:

    This one is certainly on my wish list! I can’t wait for another great read by Marie Sexton!

  6. Jill Wilson (@Jilrene) says:

    The cover is excellent and the story sounds like a winner. I’ll add it to my wish list.

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