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The One That Counts

3.12  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Part of the First Time For Everything Daily Dose 2011 collection

When Rob Gentner’s father dies, his partner David sees an opportunity to shed some light on a past Rob rarely talks about. Standing in front of the family-owned Laundromat that was a major part of his upbringing, Rob finally shares the story of the summer of his first year of college, the beginning of his self
ebook, 38 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
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Serena Yates
Jun 01, 2011 Serena Yates rated it liked it
Shelves: gay
This is a nice story about memories, closure, and how what happened in the past influences the present. I liked the writing style, which is very descriptive. I couldn't really get close to the characters (emotionally), but they were vivid and somewhat unusual. Both teachers, their relationship was loving and sexy.

If you like stories about established couples, reading about memories of first encounters and non-stereotypical characters, you will probably like this book.
Nov 19, 2014 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
3.5 stars. A clever romance with a little twist. Rob's father has passed away which leads to him reminiscing with partner David about his earlier life. The title of the story becomes clear with the last line of the book. So sweet and brought a little tear to my eye.
Book Utopia
Oct 03, 2011 Book Utopia rated it liked it
While uncomplicated, there’s a certain quaint charm about this short story that turns it from something sweet but forgettable into something a little bit more. The prose is a small step above the norm, albeit a bit romanticized, with descriptions that help bring the Laundromat to life. The men are painted well, too, and I especially appreciated that they seemed more like real physical types rather than romantic heroes. Since the story is told primarily from Rob’s POV, he benefits the most in ter ...more
Jun 22, 2012 Tam rated it really liked it
A sweet story about an established couple who head back to the one man's hometown upon his father's death. A return trip to the abandoned laundromat brings back memories of growing up and the summer he discovered he was gay when a customer made a move. It was kind of sad and poignant, but also sweet as his current lover supported him through the memories and the death and his sister's nasty attitude.
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Jun 14, 2011 Veronica / V rated it really liked it
This was very sweet story, but as usual with some short story it end too soon and I want to keep reading and reading.
Some Authors write in a few pages a nice lovely story. I would love a pre sequel about Rob and David they were a beautiful couple.
Jun 04, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, short, 2011, ebook
Very good short m/m romance about a guy who's feeling introspective after his father's death and shares some things from his past that his partner didn't know.
Very sweet story about memories and I love that it all comes together at the end and the meaning of the title.
memories are hard but also when your with the one that counts is all u need to get through all..
Jun 02, 2011 OkayKim rated it really liked it
Kind of like moral of the story. That things good or bad happen for a reason.
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