Huston Piner always wanted to be a writer but realized from an early age that learning to read would have to take precedence. A voracious reader, he loves nothing more than a well-told story, a glass of red, and music playing in the background. His writings focus on ordinary gay teenagers and young adults struggling with their orientation in the face of cultural prejudice and the evolving influence of LGBTQA+ rights on society. He and his partner live in a house ruled by three domineering cats in the mid-Atlantic region.
It’s 1992, and seventeen-year-old Ben Carpenter has everything all figured out. He’s gay, with a supportive family; he makes decent grades; and in Ted, Hope, and Doris, he’s got three great friends he can always depend on. If he only had a boyfriend, life would be perfect, and he’s working on that.
Nick Horton wants to explore his growing attraction to Bobby Warren, but Jesse's PR campaign to give him a new image transforms him into an antiestablishment student hero. If it wasn't tough enough pretending to be straight, now he's got to act cool too. Can Nick and Bobby's love survive in a violent and hostile world where acid rock rules, status is everything, and being gay is the last taboo?