A cursory glance at the cover of Sometimes Lovin’ is Hurtful suggests a light M/M Romance. A closer look reveals the midnight sky and a watercolor of swallows. The back cover lacks the usual verbiage. Instead, there are again swallows, stars and a brief quote from Richard III. To the sensitive book-browser the cover would suggest a profundity underpinning the romance. The book-browser’s hunch would be correct.
A winner of a Goodreads giveaway (Jeff Linamen) posted a review on Goodreads and Amazon. In it he wrote:
I was blindsided. The title and book cover suggest the standard M/M Romance—even the book description lends itself to this; what is actually sandwiched between the cover—explodes from the pages: something so much more—mysteriously beautiful and profound.
In Sometimes Blaine Shirer—homely, gay and religious—arises from doing obeisance at the hairy legs of men who never loved him, whose names he never bothers to learn. In it Robert Newell—handsome, straight and troubled—never overcomes his latent fears. But together they make a home and celebrate together the negligible milestones of Bob’s life, of Blaine’s and of the life they share together.
Sometimes extols love, even if it isn’t packaged in the way we think it should be. In this world things sometimes happen leaving us no choice but to meet the demands of love. And sometimes the State thinks it must utter the last word.
This dramatic mainstream novel with gay theme is available everywhere as eBook, Paperback or Audiobook.