Today we welcome Richard Natale who tells us a little about his latest book, Love on the Jersey Shore.
FINDING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ROUGH WATERS OF ROMANCE
As the song goes “it’s so easy to fall in love,” especially with Frank or Anthony Ragucci, the protagonists of “Love on the Jersey Shore.” The two cousins are virile, handsome and wildly popular. They have little trouble attracting men. But they’re looking for more–particularly Anthony, who envisions marriage and a family. And it takes a special kind of guy to meet his criteria.
Frank and Anthony have been best friends and confidants their whole lives. They helped each other come out and navigate the intricacies of same-sex dating. They love each other unconditionally and are fiercely loyal. And they will settle for nothing less in a potential partner. They are also very protective of one another, and anyone who falls in love them is in for serious scrutiny. For while Frank and Anthony realize they can’t completely shield each other from heartache, that doesn’t stop them from trying. The bond between the two cousins is so strong that it’s like an exclusive club. Many apply but few are granted admission beyond a quick roll in the hay.
Each man is, in his own way, possesses a special kind of magnetism; Frank with his easy, sexy demeanor, natural smarts and coy good looks; Anthony with his boyish Italian features and buoyant personality. Anthony is open and inviting and perhaps too trusting. Frank, on the other hand is warier. He’s the kind of person who makes a man work for it–and rewards him for his efforts.
When they do fall in love, however, they fall hard. Both their prospective partners are forced to prove themselves worthy, which is quite a challenge. And when they come up short, they must redeem themselves. In the process, Frank and Anthony also learn a valuable lesson: when to swallow their pride and set aside their preconceptions. Ultimately, all four main characters must adjust before they can enter the land of happily ever after.
But in the end loving Frank and Anthony is totally worth it and, after they endure some choppy waters, “Love on the Jersey Shore” proves to be smooth sailing indeed.