- By William Neale

A New Normal

  • Title: A New Normal
  • Author: William Neale
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A New Normal Former Marine Corps Major Jake Vincenzo had a plan He was convinced that his son Mark and his long time best friend Cade were in love but just didn t know it Forced for years to hide his own gayness

    Former Marine Corps Major Jake Vincenzo had a plan.He was convinced that his son Mark and his long time best friend Cade were in love but just didn t know it Forced for years to hide his own gayness, Jake had kept a secret getaway a remote mountain cabin where he now intended to play matchmaker for the two nineteen year olds What he didn t count on was falling in lFormer Marine Corps Major Jake Vincenzo had a plan.He was convinced that his son Mark and his long time best friend Cade were in love but just didn t know it Forced for years to hide his own gayness, Jake had kept a secret getaway a remote mountain cabin where he now intended to play matchmaker for the two nineteen year olds What he didn t count on was falling in love with Cade How will the three navigate the minefields of potential hurt, jealousy and even betrayal How will father and son maintain their close relationship without viewing each other as rivals And how will Cade reconcile falling in love with the two most important men in his life against the backdrop of a disapproving family For each, it means redefining normal It means finding a new normal.

    1 thought on “A New Normal

    1. 2.5 StarsI had a very difficult time reading this book, because I liked it and didn't like it at the same time. I really loved the characters (though, sadly, my favorite character didn't end up with the man -- which is the only non-spoiler way I can think of saying it), but at the same time, I felt like the characters were lost in translation. By that, I mean that the poor writing got in the way of their personalities coming completely forward. I think it must be specific to this book (IMO), bec [...]

    2. Major Jake Vincenzo promised his son and his son's best friend that he would take them camping for two weeks this summer to celebrate their high school graduation. One problemhis son failed History and has to take summer school to get his diploma. To teach Mark a lesson in responsibility Jake takes Cade on the trip while Mark is left at home to deal with the consequences of not passing his class.Jake has suspected for some time that Mark and Cade are in love with each other and he is hoping to t [...]

    3. I finished it, though I was never quite sure why. Seriously weird word-choices, things that were utterly inappropriate for the characters. And flat, stilted, sometimes florid dialogue. It was an interesting idea but the execution just didn't work for me.

    4. Urgh Love triangle between Cade, Mark and Mark's father Jake. Cade and Mark are childhood best friends, and it feels a bit incestuous to see Jake and Cade lusting after each other and actually in love with each other! And unfair to poor Mark. I liked the book though. The triangle issue was dealt with with a lot of sensitivity. At the end, I was appeased. I recommend reading the sequel Always Faithful before reading this book so as not to spoil you vision of their big, happy family. In book 2 the [...]

    5. I don't often review books - but this one has really stayed with me all week. Every person recieves a book differently and I am sure my reaction will different than others. I have read other Neale books and enjoy his story/theme approach. Perhaps if the story had started with Mark and Cade and the feeling that they had for each other, instead of Jack falling for Cade, I would feel differently. But my chest ached for Jack, everytime that he bit down on his own heartbreak I feel more for his chara [...]

    6. I think that one of the objectives of the author here was to break the stereotype of the straight military man with no emotions. I can appreciate that. However, I think he went a bit off the deep end, with dialogue that at times made me wince. Had this been a movie, as I tend to visualize everything, I could only imagine how corny it would have been. I thought the editing needed a lot of work and even the cover was one that didn't inspire any interest in me. Underneath, I think the writer has a [...]

    7. The. Home series with this latest entry by author William Neale. In this story we meet Jake Vincenzo, former Marine Corp Major and his son Mark, also the childhood friend of Mark that both men love Cade Harris. Jake and Cade spend two weeks together and find themselves with feelings for each other neither man will act on because Jake feels Cade and Mark are destine for each other. This story is hopelessly romantic as most of Mr Neale's books are, but I love the romance and it's a wonderful journ [...]

    8. 3.5 stars. I really enjoyed this story. Jake was my favorite character! (view spoiler)[ I really wanted him to get Cade. I felt like Grant was just a second choice option. (maybe if the story focused on them for a few chapters I would of liked him better!) (hide spoiler)]

    9. This is a well written coming of age and sexuality awareness novel. Well developed characters, great emotional display and romance was very touching and endearing. If you love romance this one has it including the insecurities we all have in finding true love.

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