Spotlight on An Infatuation by Joe Cosentino (Published by Dreamspinner Press, February 4, 2015, 106 pages)
Blurb: With his ten-year high school reunion approaching, Harold wonders whether Mario will be as muscular, sexy, and tantalizing as he remembers. As a teenager, it was love at first sight for Harold while tutoring football star Mario, until homophobia and bullying drove Mario deep into the closet. Now they’re both married men. Mario, a model, is miserable with his producer wife, while Harold, a teacher, is perfectly content with his businessman husband, Stuart. When the two meet again, will the old flame reignite, setting Harold’s comfortable life ablaze? How can Harold be happy with Stuart when he is still infatuated with his Adonis, his first love, Mario? Harold faces this seemingly impossible situation with inimitable wit, tenderness, and humor as he attempts to reconcile the past and the future.
A Bittersweet Dreams title: It’s an unfortunate truth: love doesn’t always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.
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Joe Cosentino is the author of the acclaimed mystery novel, Paper Doll (Whiskey Creek Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote a musical theatre adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals), and The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Porcelain Doll (Whiskey Creek Press) and Drama Queen (Lethe Press). http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com.
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I wish I had a story to tell but sadly I don’t. It sounds like an intriguing read though. I’ve added it to my wishlist.
Through most of high school I was infatuated with a guy a year ahead of me. He played tenor saxophone and was a state champion cross country runner. He was a sort of friend, but never seemed to think of me in any other way. His friends knew (without me telling them), but he was clueless.
When I was in highschool, I was infatuated with an older guy, who turned out to be one of my best friend’s uncle. He didn’t live in the same city so we met by chance. I found out when I was at her house and he appeared. A big surprise, lol!
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I’ve had crushes but not infatuations.
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Two good friends and I all had big crushes (maybe not strong enough for an infatuation?) on the same guy! So we decided to just let it be. No guy was worth ending a friendship.
My parents were good friends of one of the popular guys in highschool. Everyone wanted to date him including me. However, he only saw me as a little sister which was devastating. He was 2 years older then me and when I graduated he came to my open house and I decided I would tell him about my crush. I was sure he already knew as his best friend always teased me about it. He was a really good actor or he really did not know because he told me he would have gone out with me if he had known.
In high school I liked my boss at a fast food place. He was only 3yrs older so I thought that maybe we could get together but also could’nt. For he was a swinger. At that time I did not know what that was, SO i was shocked when I found out. and at 16 wow just wow. email@example.com
I lost my first love because of my stupidity. MY BFF told me lies about HIM and I believed her. I will never forgive myself for it. Thank you for the giveaway
I was in love with him and he wasn’t..he was in love with my money.
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I Had huge crashes in the past and they hurt..all of them