When the Night Comes
by Teegan Loy
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, M/M, Romance
Purchase: Universal Link
Five years ago on the day of his high school graduation, Tyler Rask walked away from his home, dragging with him a shattered heart. Lack of communication destroyed his first relationship, and he’s held onto the pain, believing his ex-boyfriend, Skye Olsen, chose life with a woman over him.
His mother’s failing health forces him to revisit his past, and Tyler heads home to say goodbye and maybe find a way to make peace with his choices.
The advice Tyler’s mom offers is simple; live the life you want. Settling for something else isn’t really living. When he’s presented with a chance to reconcile his past, Tyler needs to decide if he’s ready to forgive and move forward to a better life.
“How bad is it?” I asked.
The light slid out of Gavin’s eyes and he gripped the steering wheel.
“Not good.” His voice was filled with sadness.
I stared at my hands. I didn’t know what else to ask. Those two words answered all of my questions and dashed my hopes.
We didn’t talk again until Gavin turned the truck onto the familiar road that would take us into Middleton Lake.
The moment I spotted the Middleton Lake city limits sign, I grabbed Gavin by the arm and begged him to stop the truck. He quickly pulled to the side of the road and I jumped out, heading into the ditch to puke my guts out.
“Fuck, Ty, are you okay? Maybe this wasn’t a good idea.”
“I’m fine,” I choked out as a few more dry heaves shook my body.
“I know you don’t want to talk about . . . er, him, but maybe —”
“No,” I said firmly. “I’m not talking about this shit. I’m here to see Mama, not dredge up a past I can’t change. So just shut your fucking yap. You have it all, and I . . .” I hung my head and twisted my hands together. “I’m sorry. Please, let’s just leave it at that.”
“No problem, buddy, just know, I’m here for whatever.” He reached into the backseat, grabbed a bottle of water, and handed it to me.
“Thanks. Just get me to Mama,” I grumbled, then sipped the water, trying to relax as we drove through town.
About Teegan Loy
When she’s not writing, Teegan Loy can be found driving around the country, watching her daughter compete in tennis tournaments.
She’s a huge hockey fan, loves having coffee with friends, and enjoys creating junk journals and scrapbooks. Occasionally, Teegan attends concerts of her favorite bands.
Always on the go, she is able to gather countless ideas for new stories. Life is best lived through experiences.