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Games Men Play
by G.A. Hauser
Rufus Jennison was at a transition in his life. Soon to be laid off, thirty-five and recently single, Rufus knew something needed to change before he threw up his hands and gave up on any hope of happiness. Stockton ‘Stocky’ Hastings was also on his own and his self-esteem was in the gutter. ‘Stocky’ was his nickname for a reason. He didn’t think a guy like Rufus would eve ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published October 23rd 2010 by Createspace
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Rufus (really - Rufus) is a mid-30's office worker with a dead end job, in a dead end town, just out of a dead end relationship. Nothing excites him - he is coasting along in life and work, although the office he works for is closing and moving to Atlanta (my hometown), and he chooses not to leave. Stockton (Stocky) owns a family plumbing business with his brother, is deeply in the closet, somewhat overweight, a virgin, and feels hopeless. After a chance encounter at a local restaurant/bar, the ...more
I really didn't like this book. I found Stocky's insecurities annoying in the extreme. Rufus (seriously? Rufus?) was a patronising git. And the biggest annoyance was when Stockton (another weird name) was 'outed', and he just kept on denying he was gay. I can understand hiding in the closet when your family is as awful as his, but why lie when they all know the truth and hate you anyway? This story just seemed contrived and depressing. I read to escape 'realism' so a book full of insecurities an ...more
About the Author Award-winning author G.A. Hauser was born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA and attended university in New York City. She moved to Seattle, Washington where she worked as a patrol officer with the Seattle Police Department. In early 2000 G.A. moved to Hertfordshire, England where she began her writing in earnest and published her first book, In the Shadow of Alexander. Now a full-time ...moreMore about G.A. Hauser...