Shining in the Sun

Handsome and wealthy Alec Goodchilde has everything a man could want in life except the freedom to be himself.  Once a year, he motors down to an exclusive yacht club on the Cornish coast and allows himself to take the summer off from a life he thinks of as a trap.

Once a year, poverty stricken surfer Darren Stokes allows himself to take the summer off from his life of grinding overwork and appalling relatives, financing his holiday by picking up the first rich man to show an interest.

When Alec’s car breaks down, leaving him stranded on the beach where Darren is surfing, he is transfixed by the thought that Darren is the summer made flesh.  Freedom, wrapped up in one lithe package, dripping wet from the sea.

But Alec is so deeply in the closet that he hasn’t even admitted to himself that he’s gay.  And Darren is recovering from last year’s disastrous fling with a rich guy who turned out to be more than he could handle.  He’s sworn to himself never to get in that position again.

A rich boy/poor boy holiday romance set in the beautiful sea-side county of Cornwall in the UK.


Shining in the Sun is a breath of fresh air and you will love the British and French ambience….This book is a terrific entrance into contemporary M/M for a writer whose skill and historical characters I have grown to love. Definitely recommended.Gay Book Reviews


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