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Brady's Choice

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Thirty-six-year-old potter Brady Treherne is shocked to come face-to-face with his ex-lover, Philip, during what appears to be a simple job interview. Philip was both the love of Brady’s life and the man who got away, and seeing him now catapults Brady into revisiting memories he’d hoped he’d left behind.

Later that evening, Philip calls on Brady at home, and Brady finds hi
ebook, 24 pages
Published January 23rd 2011 by Amber Allure (first published January 22nd 2011)
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Jeff Erno
Feb 28, 2011 Jeff Erno rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-fiction
Brady is thirty-six years old, and he’s been single for the past five years. He was in a very serious relationship with a man named Philip, and the breakup was devastating to him. Finally, Brady does begin to date again, but he does so with trepidation. He’s begun to see Tim, and he’s taking things very slowly. They have not yet been intimate.

Brady works as a potter. He began making pottery when he was with Philip, and in the beginning Philip was his muse. He has a line of pottery, in fact, whic
Lena Grey
Oct 16, 2016 Lena Grey rated it really liked it
If you had to choose between rekindling a past relationship and staying with your latest lover, what would you do? How would you go about making such a monumental decision? This is the predicament that Brady in 'Brady's Choice' by Anne Brooke finds himself in. Anne Brooke's ability to pack such a great deal of information in so few words is amazing. Even with the relatively small number of details presented, it was clear that the relationship problems between Brady and Phillip did not involve a ...more
Jun 23, 2011 PettyProse rated it really liked it
Review: The characters in this well-written, thought-provoking story face an emotional crisis which many readers may recognise.
Review for Brief Encounters Reviews:

The author is excellent at using setting and dialogue to help the reader engage with the characters immediately, an important strategy when word count is limited. Her trademark skill draws us into Brady’s life, warts and all :). His shock meeting with ex-lover Philip throws him back into the mem
Cole Riann
Brady’s Choice starts with our narrator Brady walking into a job interview and seeing his ex-boyfriend across the table. Brady really wants this job, though he thinks that he is probably underqualified, but he’s mortified that he might have to pass up the opportunity if he’s going to have to work with Philip, who is working on the project as a sort of liaison for a partner company. It has only been a short time since their separation, but each has started a new chapter in their lives and changed ...more

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Brady Treherne hasn’t set eyes on his ex-lover in five years. He is shaken to the core when his ex-lover, Philip O’Connell, turns up at his interview for a new job, as a consultant to the project’s employer. Philip is not immune at seeing Brady. Brady notes how Philip pales when he sees him. But Brady tries to staunch his nervousness during the interview. Answers the questions in a professional manner. He leaves the interview with the strongest feelings that he may not get the job.
Mar 12, 2011 Jenre rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, contemporary, romance
This short tells of Brady who is a potter. He's applied for a job as a design consultant and at the interview is horrified to discover that one of the interviewees is a former lover, Philip. They had parted badly five years previously, leaving Brady in a mess. Brady's life is back on track now and Philip's appearance in his life stirs up memories and forces Brady to make a choice about his life that he'd been trying to put off. Although this is only a short it's packed with an emotional intensit ...more
Mar 26, 2011 Lucy rated it liked it
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Feb 08, 2011 Kassa rated it really liked it
Brady’s Choice is a quick story, just a glimpse but it packs a punch. Brooke excels in short story format and this offering has all the hallmarks I’ve come to expect: good writing, developed characters, a tense situation, sensuality over explicit sex, and an unusual ending. Basically this short hits all the high points and is very entertaining to read. I especially liked that I wasn’t sure what the main character Brady would do nor was I sure what I wanted him to do either.

Imagine seeing your ex
Pete W
Feb 03, 2012 Pete W rated it really liked it
A well written story but not necessary the one I would read again nor one of my favorite.

I supposed I do empathize with Brady quite a bit. In the end, I do believed that Brady is better off with the new guy rather than Philip. After all, he wasn't willing to go through the bad time with Brady as a couple. Better to move on rather than stuck with the bastard who would dump you eventually when hitting rough spot.
Feb 04, 2012 Meggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: shorts, drama
This really, really, short story was deep and ended well. All emotions Brady felt were detailed. I was glad, Brady and Philip didn't go true with the sex. It would be devastating for Brandy even more. And Tim didn't deserve it. I wouldn't mind reading more about Brandy and Tim. As for Brandy and Philip, they had an ending, what was good for both of them.
K Cherry
Jun 20, 2016 K Cherry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not really sure what the point of this book was.

From beginning to end, this book made no sense to me. In the beginning Brady was needy and Phillip a jerk. Five years later and they are still the same. No meaning in this book and totally depressing!!
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Genre: M/M Contemporary
Rated: 3.5 hearts

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Mar 07, 2012 Zaa rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-contemporary
Incredible good one. This book has ability to evoke emotion and angst. And I wouldn't mind to read more about Brady and Tim in the next level their relationship. Wondering what would happen next...
Aug 01, 2012 Georgine rated it really liked it
A short and lovely read.
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Dec 18, 2012 Hellen rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m-romance
The dialogue was a bit too forced. I can't imagine two grown up men talking like this so help me.
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Jun 02, 2011 Lily rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this emotional short story.
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Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK. She is a multi-published author in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize (for novels set in London) and the Royal Literary Fund Scheme.

When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate be
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