Starting Over

Starting Over Official Description Kurt Dennings learned one life lesson the hard way love even between a parent and child is not always unconditional After coming out and experiencing a painful rejection from hi

  • Title: Starting Over
  • Author: Sara Winters
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 259
  • Format: ebook
  • Official Description Kurt Dennings learned one life lesson the hard way love, even between a parent and child, is not always unconditional After coming out and experiencing a painful rejection from his parents and friends, Kurt feels as if he s lost everything that mattered Then he connects with James Theard and his perspective on life and the truth found in love changOfficial Description Kurt Dennings learned one life lesson the hard way love, even between a parent and child, is not always unconditional After coming out and experiencing a painful rejection from his parents and friends, Kurt feels as if he s lost everything that mattered Then he connects with James Theard and his perspective on life and the truth found in love changes forever.Original Prompt Dear Author,Where is this guy What s he looking at, I wonder And is that guy down the hall watching him with longing Maybe he s been too shy to make his move before now Maybe he s trying to build up his courage So, what do you think Can you help the shy little guy get his happy ending Photo Description A slim, classic featured boy in low riding briefs leans against a wall, washed in dim blue and gold light One graceful hand brushes his own bare chest, as he gazes forward Behind him, down the hall, a shadowed dark haired boy in shorts leans out of doorway watching in rapt attention.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Hot Summer Days event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Download the story, read it here or find it in Don t Read in the Closet, Volume 3.__________Genre contemporaryTags gay m m, italics, dash and ellipsis point abuse, sappy romance, prose with a mild purple hue, non explicit, college, athletes, oh, teh angst , excessive blushing, locker room groping, public displays of adorable, sports, nosey strangers swimming allusion pornWord Count 12,663

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    1 thought on “Starting Over”

    1. This story is special. Besides being well written and having rounded characters, it was beautiful. I wouldn't have thought that one of these stories would be thought provoking and I would have been wrong. Emotions were pulled to the forfront and when that happens, you have to look inside of yourself. What I really liked was that all this was achieved through simplicity. This wasn't a hard read so for it to have been able to go there made it all the more special. A realy enjoyable read, thank you [...]

    2. Sweet short story without angst.Kurt and James are cute. And I want to share Kurt's last thoughts at the end of the story. He says that that they are many ways to tell someone you love them, and his favourite so far is patience. James had been very patient with Kurt, his love was obvious through his tender, patient care. *sighs*

    3. 2.8 StarsSo, despite the last message in the book being one about patience, I felt like that was precisely the thing missing. Well, not the waiting per sejust. Argh! I hate wording sometimesOk, so there's this guy (Kurt) and he says that he's not a virgin but then explains how it wasn't the most enjoyable experience. How it physically hurt and then he felt used when he was dumped almost immediately afterwards. So, yeah, you immediately say something to the effect of it not having been done right [...]

    4. I love how much James was willing to go slow and helped Kurt get more comfortable with himself. It seemed like he was a lifesaver when Kurt needed it most (*grumbles at unsupportive parents and friends*). My favorite passage: “Look at me.” He waited until Kurt looked down into his eyes, his own shiny with emotion. “That word doesn't describe what I want to do with you. I want to touch you in a way that will make you sigh instead of laugh.” His hands slipped to either side of Kurt's waist [...]

    5. Beautiful story about a shy, fragile swimmer who has felt the rejection of his family and friends after he came out, and a swim team member who gave him hope and showed him that you can survive by making your own support team and that there is something special between them.

    6. Loved this story Sara! Kurt's struggle to accept himself when others had rejected him felt real, and I loved James' struggle to give Kurt the time he needed. He learned there were many ways to tell someone you love them. His favorite, so far, was patience.A perfect ending Thank you.

    7. What a sweet and romantic story. Kurt is incredibly insecure about every aspect of his life and James is exactly who Kurt needs to learn to love himself. I loved this story and was so happy to see the hopeful ending.or would that be beginning of the next stage of their relationship.

    8. That was such a romantic story. I was expecting something rather different, based on the original image used as foundation. But this turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.Both Kurt and James were sweet characters, each with their own insecurities. And the way they clicked together, Kurt slowly learning to trust and allow himself the freedom of feeling. And James patient and supportive while teasing and teaching Kurt more than swimming techniques.It was a pleasure reading this!

    9. Story Prompt: Where is this guy? What’s he looking at, I wonder? And is that guy down the hall watching him with longing? Maybe he’s been too shy to make his move before now. Maybe he’s trying to build up his courage. So, what do you think? Can you help the shy little guy get his happy ending?

    10. This was ok but it would end a scene and skip unknown weeks, days, or month’s maybe? And pick up like the reader should just know what has happened during that time. I kept feeling lost and like I was only getting glimpses of a story

    11. REALLY enjoyed this story. The sweet romance without all the hurry & pressure really resonated with me. The humor added to the lightheartedness of the characters as well. Will read Sara's other works for sure. :D

    12. This was so sweet! I loved the characters and the building of their relationship. It felt very real and very just so sweet.

    13. I enjoyed this story very much, the characters were real and interesting and the ending was really great. Will check out this author's other work now.

    14. This review can be found at Brief Encounters ReviewsThis was one of the stories that was done for the m/m group at last summer, that is based on a picture. You can see the inspiration in the link.Kurt is feeling a bit down. Yes, he made the swim team but he feels he’s screwing up and just waiting for the coach to bench him. To his surprise, the coach sends the team star to coach him individually. James is everything Kurt admires, strong, confident, sexy, talented. At first it’s awkward but [...]

    15. ----------------------------------------------------A short story in the collection "Don't Read in the Closet, Volume Three" from the MM Romance Group Hot Summer Event 2011. Click HERE for the story online or  HERE to download the whole collection for your reading device.Prompt:(view spoiler)[Dear Author,Where is this guy? What’s he looking at, I wonder? And is that guy down the hall watching him with longing? Maybe he’s been too shy to make his move before now. Maybe he’s trying [...]

    16. This is a short little read about Kurt and James; both on the swim team and have similar stories on how coming out made things terrible. Unsupportive parents, intolerant friends who wrote them off, and it left Kurt feeling alone and not cared about, as it wouldJames has had a thing for him since he first saw him, but waiting for him to be ready to trust him and ready to take things to the next level was a bit frustrating. While he was patient with Kurt, his internal struggle was a little less th [...]

    17. Kurt and James are on the swim team together and James is helping Kurt with his technique to boost his times. They develop a relationship that is sweet and loving, with James demonstrating tremendous patience for his inexperienced boyfriend. The story was quick and sweet. I'm not sure if I fully understand the title of "Starting Over" because it was more of a new relationship between the men. Maybe it refers to Kurt having to start over after coming out to his parents? I'm not sure.Don't Read in [...]

    18. Cute story about two college boys, who belong to swimming team.Kurt is younger and just came out to his parents and some friends. They didn't react very good to this news (meaning, rather bad). In addition, he has some trusting issues. James is older and he's supposed to help Kurt improve with his swimming technique. But maybe he can help also with private life?Enjoyable short read. And if the main characters didn't act like people in RL, who cares? ;)It's a fantasy, the sweetest type. Nothing m [...]

    19. Starting Over is a sad story of a young man named Kurt who came out to his parents and lost all self-worth; he was the only freshman on the college swim team, and he just "knew" that he was going to get cut from the team. His coach sees the problems with Kurt and asks his "top" swimmer reach out and help him. James has more in common with Kurt than Kurt even knows. The story progresses along nicely with more than a little hope and ends on a high note. It's a short one, but definitely worth the r [...]

    20. Now you know why Men swimming competition always be my fave sport eva !!! *grins*What a short-sweet-story. ;)

    21. I really enjoyed this one. The characters felt their age and acted realistically given their backgrounds. James (at first) acting like Kurt should just get over his parents' rejection made sense given how his own family behaved. And it was so sweet when he was trying not to push for sex, but he really, really wanted to.Kurt also acted fairly realistically given his very recent experiences, but I didn't enjoy him quite as much. I have a low angst tolerance, and he was awfully pathetic. I would ha [...]

    22. This was a well-developed story with well-written characters. The story begins when Kurt comes out with friends and family only to be rejected. This affects how he does on his swimming team which makes the captain of the team, James, give him private training. This is when he finds out that James is interested in him and they slowly start a relationship. James falls for Kurt, but must be patient with all Kurt's baggage. Lovely short story!

    23. ***Read as part of the free Don't Read in the Closet: Volume Three anthology. Story #26***

    24. It was so much fun imagining these hot swimmers in their tiny, tight swimming togs. :) This was a great story - I loved the relationship the MCs forged - although it ended a little abruptly (which is the only reason it's four stars instead of five).

    25. Don't Read in the Closet: Volume ThreeMy Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again

    26. Enjoyable, solid story. The relationship between the characters felt very real and it was fun watching them fall in love.

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