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Through the Closet Door Rick R. Reed
By Rick R. Reed
Gregory has all the pieces in place: youth, good looks, a beautiful wife, a job he loves as an elementary school teacher, a quiet house on the beach...
So why is Gregory so miserable? Why is he unable to control his lingering gaze on his neighbor, Jake, the handsome truck driver who lives just down the way from him? Why does Gregory spend his private time keeping a secret journal that details fantasies and memories of him locked in embraces with other men?
It’s summer, and the peaceful lake belies the turmoil in Gregory's heart. His wife wants to start a family, while Gregory wants to start something with Jake, but doesn’t dare.
Rick R. Reed’s heartbreaking new story brings to painful life the consequences of coming out of the closet when you’re married and no one in the world but you knows the secrets you harbor. Gregory’s mask is slipping, pulled down by the allure of a handsome neighbor and the demands of a desire that gets only louder the more he tries to quiet it.
Climbing out of the closet is never easy...but it’s even more difficult when doing so might shatter the lives of those around you...
"4.5 Stars!...This story is very short but no less impactful because of its length. Rick R. Reed's writing is as wonderful as ever and his characterizations, which are his signature, are superb. If you ever want to understand how difficult it is for a gay man to come out of the closet after living his life as straight, even to the point of getting married in an attempt to deny who he is, this is a must read. Coming out of the closet is never easy! Buy this book."--Wave, Reviews By Jessewave
"A Rating Of 4.5!...The pacing and writing...[were] very well done. Reed has an ability to elicit complex emotions with poignant characters. The ending was clearly meant to be left hanging as the character was, on the cusp of a painful but necessary journey. It demonstrates the true strength and conflict that are involved as a gay man comes to terms with his sexuality, his desires and needs, making that scary and painful step out of the closet."--Kassa, Manic Readers
"4.5 Stars!...A heartbreakingly emotional story about a man at a crossroads in his life...An incredible story, a powerful look at the difficulty that surrounds coming out of the closet when deeply entrenched in a straight life...Reed has written a phenomenal look at a coming out process that is the definition of emotional. With excellent characters and a tightly woven story, Reed has written a poignant and affecting story that is a must read."--Emily, Rainbow Reviews
"4 Hearts!...Rick R. Reed writes a great tale of a man trying to come to terms with his sexuality. Gregory is an interesting man with deep needs and feelings. He also has a sense of honor trying to live up to his responsibilities and the promises he's made...This is a great story of a gay man coming to terms with the reality of needs that supersede his sense responsibility and desire to conform."--Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio
"4 Angels!...A tender, poignant, and tragic story that highlights how one decision can affect multiple people’s lives...The quiet desperation with which Mr. Reed has drawn Gregory makes this story especially good. The depth of emotion that he conveys with a simple turn of phrase is at times genius..."---Hayley, Fallen Angel Reviews