Title: Choices and Changes
Author Name & Publisher: K.L. Belanger (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 11, 2013 – 258 pgs
On the cusp of his twenty-fifth birthday, Bo Sanford grows frustrated with his directionless life. Slaving away at his father’s construction company all week and partying every weekend leaves him little time for introspection, but he knows it’s time for a change. When his best friend, Mac, drags him to a college party, Bo catches sight of a girl. But not just any girl—the girl of his dreams: a delicate blonde-haired beauty with a pink scarf and a smile that promises warmth and humor. There’s just one problem: she isn’t a girl.
Even after Bo discovers the truth, he keeps seeing Erick, and the choice to follow his heart despite the obstacles has profound repercussions on not only his sense of self but his relationship with his family and even his job. Being with Erick makes him all the more determined to be his own man and claw his way out from under his father’s thumb.
But Erick faces choices of his own: the choice to get involved with someone redefining his sexuality, the choice to trust again, and even the choice to believe love can last beyond the temporary.
K.L. Belanger has always had a love affair with words, so it just seemed natural she would grow up to use those words to paint a portrait of a love affair; of romance and passion and the struggle of the heart to overcome all the obstacles the world throws in the path of those who—by choice or design—dare to walk a different path. To choose to love, despite the obstacles, is the highest form of courage, and to give oneself without restraint, the most beautiful picture of sacrifice. To change the world, we must first choose to change ourselves.