MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE
Witt has a gift for writing emotionally fragile romances that highlight love, loss, choices and forgiveness. Meet Me In the Middle — third in her Distance Between Us series — brings us a heartfelt tale that shows the pitfalls of loving someone who can’t or won’t accept his sexual desires. A well developed storyline and engaging characters come together as games of the heart are played after one man spends his life continually putting his own wants and needs aside for the only man he’s ever loved.
Dale Ramsey and Adam O’Connor are the best of friends in high school. Dale is able to bury his feelings until Adam initiates a night of passion after graduation. But Adam’s plans don’t include Dale and he leaves for the Navy the next day. Dale doesn’t see Adam again until their 10-year reunion. In a moment of weakness, Dale offers comfort only to have Adam pull another Houdini. Now 10 years after that, Dale is heading for his high school reunion again, resolved to stay hands-off. The tension explodes, and before they know it they’re back in bed together. But this time Adam doesn’t disappear. Dale finds himself falling deeper in love with Adam and wonders if he needs to be the one to walk away this time ... for good. (SAMHAIN, Aug., 208 pp., $14.00)