Novella (23 000 words)
Genre(s): Gay for you/out for you, Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
All James wanted was a little solitude at his favourite resort: bright sunshine overhead, soft, white sand underfoot, and a hammock to read in while the warm breeze rustles through the coconut palms and almond trees. However, when an old acquaintance shows up, and James is obliged to share “his” beach, a profound exchange over a bottle of rum leads to a lust-fuelled encounter in the dark.
Reeling from the intensity of the drunken tryst, James decides to cut his vacation short rather than face what he’s kept hidden under mountains of denial.
However, his escape is thwarted when Rudie, handsome and plainspoken, calls him out on his behaviour and makes him see that life needn’t be spent running away from his desires.
Set at a rundown old resort on a small Caribbean island, The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is a story about letting go of fear and learning that passion and love can be found in the most unexpected of places.
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FROM THE AUTHOR
Seems that I needed to write another contemporary romance before I finished Better the Devil You Know. Like The Complications of T, this one is also more lighthearted than my usual fare (but with a tiny side of kink). Probably could be considered more mainstream M/M romance. I think. Don’t take my word on it though.
The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is about how you can be utterly blind to something that’s staring at you right in the face, and how accepting the truth can lead to a hell of a lot of fun. 🙂
Bey currently lives in the wilds of Montréal with his best buddy, a spotty pit bull named Murphy.
The Last Nights of The Frangipani Hotel is the most “normal” contemporary romance this author has written as far as I know. The main characters are two lovely intelligent men having a vacation on a mostly secluded beach. While it appears to be a simple holiday, life-changing realizations come out.
Although this is a story of two famous people, it is an every man tale. Most everyone can relate to their life feeling stagnant at some point. Things aren’t bad, but life isn’t vibrant either. One case of chance can shift everything.
For the two men, I would say this is the point in their lives which they will always remember as the moment of change. For me the message was to be one’s true self and it may lead to happiness.