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Play It Again Charlie

R. Cooper

Publisher: R. Cooper

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Summary

After an accident left him in chronic pain and his boyfriend abandoned him, Charlie Howard settled down to teach at a community college and hide from the world in his apartment. He takes care of his family, friends, neighbors—everyone but himself. He's fine with his books and his cat, and sees his future as one without a partner by his side. That is, until a classic-film-loving twink named Will moves into the apartment across from him and throws flirtatious quotes from classic movies at him from his balcony. 
  
To Charlie's surprise, lively, sexy Will does his best to get invited into Charlie's apartment and then doesn't seem to want to leave. Beneath the flirtatious exterior, Will has been looking for home since he was kicked out as a teen, and views the soft romances of old black-and-white movies as something he will never be able to have. Someone like Charlie, older, educated, kind and loving, in pain and achingly lonely, obviously wouldn't want to keep Will around, much less let Will fuss over him, so he goes for what he thinks he can get, and makes it clear he'd like Charlie to be his new daddy. 
  
Charlie discovers it's a role that suits him perfectly because Will needs care, and Charlie loves to give it. But Will has never stayed in one place for long. He's never stayed long with one person, either. Charlie wants Will more with each moment they spend together, but to have him, he'll have to risk the security of his quiet life. To be happy, Charlie will have to put his shattered heart in Will's hands and invite him to stay.

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