Book Title: Townies
Author: W.S. Long
Publisher: JMS Books
Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs
Release Date: November 6, 2021
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Tropes: Friends to lovers
Themes: Coming out, forgiveness, first time
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 45 000 words/ 151 pages
It is a standalone story and does not end on a cliffhanger.
Can a secret crush who rejected Johnny be someone he can trust? And why would the richest teenager in town be interested?
Johnny Cunningham had a secret crush on the high school quarterback, Zach Carpenter. Because of fear and anxiety, he didn’t do anything about it. A chance meeting after high school brings their paths together again, and sparks fly.
Zach Carpenter was born into the richest family in town, but since 10th grade he has been attracted to Johnny Cunningham and wasn’t sure if Johnny liked him too. When they meet again after high school, Zach cannot deny his strong attraction to Johnny and pursues him, even though Johnny is a Townie and dirt poor and Zach’s parents have already determined Zach’s path in life.
When Johnny discovers that Zach suffers from bipolar disorder, and that Zach’s parents have other plans for Zach that don’t include Johnny, can they overcome these obstacles and make their love last forever?