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.
I needed to see Mama, because I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t say goodbye. I couldn’t live with the regret and guilt hanging over me for the rest of my life. If I held my breath and closed my eyes, maybe I could keep the past from flaring up and scorching me.
For all I knew, Skye was long gone. Just after I’d left home, Mama had tried to relay a couple of messages from Skye, but I told her I had no interest in hearing any of them. She never mentioned him again. We’d never discussed the extent of my relationship with him, but I often wondered if she’d known about us.
“Do you have everything?” Joey asked.
“I think so.”
Joey stood and ran his fingers through his hair. I scribbled my flight information and handed it to him.
“If you need anything, you call me. Don’t run away again.”
“Thanks, Joey,” I mumbled. “I gotta go. “
He patted my arm and stepped back. I shouldered my bags, and the second the apartment door closed, a strange, cold feeling swept through me.
“I’m over you,” I grumbled.
Thankfully, it was too early for anyone to be around to witness my ravings. I knew I was crazy, but I didn’t need the outside world to witness my breakdown.
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.