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Forever Is Now by K. Vale
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Alex Bremen and Chance Ralan met as high school seniors who were separated by a homophobic father. Flash forward nine years to Alex being a successful videographer with a documentary to his name while Chance is a rock star with a metal band. In order to achieve mainstream success, Chance trades on his high school fling by releasing a song Alex wrote for him. When Alex hears it on the radio, he decides to get even the best way he knows how, through film.

The story unfolds as Alex and his team join Chance and his band on tour for a documentary. The expected blow up over the song leads to recognition of feelings long buried by both men. The pair have their ups and downs as they struggle to reconcile what a high school break up can mean years down the road. Alex is an out gay man while Chance is hiding in the closet for fear of his career. Chance trusts the bottle more than his fans when it comes to coping with this issue. The two reignite their relationship while they try to figure out what they are willing to sacrifice for each other.

While this is a solid story, it is a bit too neat of an ending for the length. There is also the expected other man as well as a bigot wrapped up in the coming out plot. However, other than the ending, the story is paced nicely for the length. The complexity is good for the time frame as well. Alex and Chance are both very believable. Overall, it is a good story, which I liked a lot as a live music fan. I would rate it 3.5 stars.

This review was provided courtesy of a copy received via the Don't Buy My Love program.
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