Rob Byrnes When The Stars Come Out

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When The Stars Come Out

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Guess Who's Coming Out? Noah Abraham is back in New York tending to his ailing father while dealing with his writer's block on a book about gay congressional staffers. What he needs is a break, and he gets it when he meets Bart Gustafson, the personal assistant to former film and television star Quinn Scott. The macho stud has been living in exile for years since running away with one of his ex-wife's backup dancers . . . a male backup dancer. And just like that, Noah's writing block is cured. The Full, Shocking Story! Getting a sizzling, tell-all book out of Quinn won't be boring-or easy. The 72-year-old is profane, hard-drinking, and hard of hearing, but he's got plenty of dish on Hollywood, especially its very deep closets. The only topics that are off-limits for Quinn are his son, heartthrob actor Quinn, Jr., and his marriage to 1960s wholesome screen queen, Kitty Randolph. The girl once known for her "sweetness" has spent the last forty years morphing from girl-next-door to scary Hollywood mogul. She owns that town, and she's not about to let her ex-husband spill secrets . . . Exclusive! Unbelievable! And Very, Very Hot . . . Now, in an outrageous La-La-Land of come-ons, coming outs, and tell-alls, where everyone's got something to hide and plenty to divulge, Noah and Bart are riding fame's heady, strange wave and trying not to get drowned in the process. It's going to take every bit of cunning they've got, because when the stars come out, someone's going to take a fall . . . "Clever dialogue and an astute rendering of the prices people pay to keep secrets buried add crossover appeal" -Publishers Weekly "Byrnes turns out another deftly written and enticingly complex gay romance" -Booklist

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Rob Byrnes graduated from Union College in Schenectady before embarking on a career in politics. In an ill-conceived attempt to make his fortune he moved to Manhattan, where he currently lives with his Evil Twin (coincidentally also called Rob). For recreation he serves as a Section Leader in the Compuserve Literary Forum, visits watering holes in Hell's Kitchen, and moisturises.

From Publishers Weekly:

Byrnes (Trust Fund Boys) plumbs the depths of variously closeted men in this sly charmer that's less niche than the goofy cover art suggests. Though Noah Abraham is attractive and successful, he hasn't dated in the year since his relationship with Harry ended; his life revolves around the book about closeted congressional staffers ("The Project," he ruefully calls it) he's been contracted to write, but his subjects are less than willing to go on the record. While on vacation in New York City, Noah meets Bart Gustafson, the handsome personal assistant to cantankerous former movie star Quinn Scott and his companion, Jimmy, a former dancer. Noah is astounded to learn Quinn is gay and decides that this—not the bland exposé of sexually reluctant bureaucrats—is the real story. Now all he has to do is convince Quinn to break decades of silence, something much easier said than done, as Noah finds himself up against not only Quinn's reluctance, but the fearsome ire of Quinn's ex-wife, a powerful Hollywood player bent on quashing Quinn's would-be tell-all. The romance between Noah and Bart has its intensely cheesy moments, but clever dialogue and an astute rendering of the prices people pay to keep secrets buried add crossover appeal. (Sept.)
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