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About the Book
Title: Watch Me Fall
Author: Riley Parks
Series: Start Something: Book One
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: March 27th 2018
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Blurb: Having it all is hard work, and Elijah Tucker has no problem 24/7-ing to keep himself on top. But life has a sense of humor and a big-ass mirror that reminds Eli where he came from, and shows him what he’s really made of when he meets Gideon Valsecchi.
Gideon Valsecchi has one life goal – get out of the shithole where he lives on the South Side of Chicago. To say life has been unkind is a joke he can’t even laugh at; to say he’s going to have to claw his way out is a reality that nearly crushes him every day. But…he has a secret weapon, and he’s learning how to hone his skills. Yet, hope is a feeling he won’t indulge in until he gets to know Elijah Tucker, who shows Gideon there is an out, and it can include love.
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Gideon couldn’t remember a time in his life where anybody had given a shit about what he was into, even if it was as insignificant as a fast food breakfast preference. Sure, Gabby and Tony occasionally showed up at his soccer games, but that was mostly to give him hell for trying to be a jock. Deep down, he thought they were probably proud of him, but they’d never say so; it wasn’t the way things were in their family.
Gideon couldn’t deny that it was moderately creepy how Elijah kept popping up and buying him shit, especially due to the circumstances surrounding their first meeting, but he also couldn’t pretend he didn’t think it was nice, that it didn’t feel good to have someone worry about getting him something he liked.
“How’d you know my name?” Elijah asked, taking Gideon by surprise.
Though he felt well acquainted with the rich brother, he had failed to remember the familiarity was strictly due to the online research he’d done. Besides his sexual orientation and South Side roots, Elijah hadn’t given him much information, including his name. “
You told me,” Gideon said easily, hoping Elijah had already begun his descent into the forgetfulness of old age.
“I didn’t,” Elijah asserted, a hint of a grin pulling up his lips. “I would have told you my name was Eli, not Elijah.”
“You said Elijah and you probably don’t remember. You’re a little older so maybe you’re starting to fucking lose it or whatever.”
Elijah laughed loudly, causing Gideon to chuckle along. “Old enough to start losing it, huh?” Eli mused. “How old do you think I am anyway?”
“I don’t know, thirty-five?” Gideon guessed, taking one last bite of his sandwich before tossing the wrapper onto the street. He was well aware his estimate was too high, but he figured it would get Elijah good and pissed off. He didn’t want to admit he already knew, that he’d learned it from one of those articles and had spent time calculating the exact difference in their ages give or take a few months depending on Eli’s birthday.
About the Author
Riley has always loved to write, believing that life has the possibility to be its most beautiful when it’s portrayed on the pages of a book. Feeling the need to create and liberate in the midst of the political landscape, Riley writes novels that focus on LGBTQ protagonists, wanting to honor a community that deserves better representation depicting lives, loves and triumphs in all facets of fiction.
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