Trust. It's a precious commodity. Nathan Bartlett is looking for someone to trust-someone he can give his heart to, someone he can trust not to drop it. He's ready to love and be loved.
He's lost so much love already. First his parents, then his adored older brother Neil, and finally the grandmother who'd raised him. All but his enigmatic sister Nina are gone. He's had his fill of relationships that go nowhere, men who've led him astray emotionally and on the mountains he climbs in memory of Neil.
Nathan has followed enough trails, from Maine to Hawai'i. It's time to blaze his own. When he does, it leads him to a man who lives life using a wheelchair, a man whose fall from a mountain means he'll never hike again. Nathan finds himself on a precipice, and only trust will help him now.
Robin Reardon is an inveterate observer of human nature, creating stories about all kinds of people, some of whom happen to be gay or transgender-people whose destinies are not determined solely by their sexual orientation or gender identity. She writes endings that are realistically hopeful rather than sugary and "happy ever after."
Robin was thrilled that early readers of her work were convinced she was a gay man. Her motto is this: The only thing wrong with being gay is how some people treat you when they find out. In everything she writes, she challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about what it means to be LGBTQ+.
Robin has five novels released through Kensington Publishing and has four independently published novels. A Secret Edge was a finalist in the annual Lambda Literary competition; The Evolution of Ethan Poe was on the 2012 ALA Rainbow List and won first place in several Rainbow Awards categories; and Waiting for Walker was awarded a cash prize by the North Street Book contest. Her stories feature characters who are gay, lesbian, straight, bi, gender queer, cisgender, trans, and intersex.
Robin has contributed work for LBGTQ+ charitable causes, including a novella benefitting The Trevor Project and a short story supporting author Brent Hartinger's Real Story Safe Sex Project.
Interests outside of writing include singing, nature photography, and the study of comparative religion. Robin writes in a butter yellow study with a view of the Boston, Massachusetts skyline.
Foreword by Stevie M. Jonak, Advocate for People with Disabilities
Chapters One through Seventeen
Reading Group Guide
Playlist (music that inspired various story lines)
About the Author
Other Works by the Author