In this sharp, entertaining, wry-but-tender debut, Michael Salvatore follows one man's search for the perfect boyfriend in a hilariously imperfect world.
Single, slightly neurotic Steven Bartholomew Ferrante loves his sharp-tongued loyal friends, his chaotic job as producer for the daytime soap If Tomomorrow Never comes, and his crazy Sicilian mother, not necessarily in that order. Yet at thirty-three, his life is a little like the peppermint mocha coffee drinks that are his favorite indulgence---fun, frothy, but only superficially satisfying. Four years after his boyfriend kicked him to the curb, Steve is still trying to find a replacement. There's been no shortage of casual couplings and one night (or less) stands, but while other body parts are catered to, his heart wants something more. Someone to share sexy Sunday mornings and shopping trips to buy unnecessary kitchen appliances. Someone he can trade knowing smiles with while dishing with his crew at their favorite Chelsea haunts. Somebody to love.
And maybe he's finally found it. Because if Steven's learned one thing from If Tomorrow Never Comes, it's that every storyline has it's twists---and the beauty of living spoiler-free is that you never know who's waiting on the wings.....
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Michael Salvatore is an award- winning writer and one of six playrights whose career will be tracked by WritersInsight.com until 2010. He is a graduate of New York University, has studied at Palywrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has written several screenplays. To find out more about his work, visit MichaelSalvatoreBooks.com. Between Friends is his first novel.From Publishers Weekly:
Romance almost eludes a desperate TV soap opera producer in Salvatore's dizzy, bubbly debut. Manhattanite Steven, recently dumped, is searching for PRM (Potential Relationship Material) but alas, the pickings are slim, and when he finally finds someone he's into, he's pelted with conflicting advice from his skeptical pal, his mom, and his best friend. As Steven searches for his one and only and melodrama after melodrama unfolds (it's surely no coincidence that Steven works on daytime dramas), playwright Salvatore proves that a giddy gay romance can be as silly and airy as its chicky forbears, but it has the same weak spots: terminal chattiness, cloyingly self-aware narration, and plot-as-afterthought. Salvatore's got wit to spare, but it needs a stronger vehicle.
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Book Description Kensington Publishing Corporat, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110758246838
Book Description Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0758246838