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In the tradition of Married to the Mob and The Wedding Banquet, Rob Byrnes' wickedly funny debut novel serves up the most deliciously wacky love story in ages--a screwball romantic comedy where boy gets gorgeous Mafia boyfriend, boy loses Mafia boyfriend and nearly gets whacked by most of New York, boy gets Mafia boyfriend and more than he bargained for...<P> "We Are Family" Just Took On A Whole New Meaning...<P> Andrew Westlake's life is boring him into a coma. After fifteen years in New York, he has not met up with the gay equivalent of the Rat Pack. He has not realized his dream of becoming the literary voice of his generation. And he most definitely has not met a Mr. Right to share a fabulous penthouse with a view of something other than an air shaft. In fact, the love of his life has just left their cramped, Upper West Side apartment to move in with an apprentice window designer with bleached hair, and Andrew's two novels have tanked, ending up in bookstore bargain bins. Stuck in a dead-end publishing job and still nursing his broken heart and tepid reviews, Andrew is resigned to a life of anti-fabulousness... until the night he meets dark, hunky Frank DiBenedetto. With his confident way of taking care of things and his shy demeanor in the bedroom, Frank wins Andrew over. Who cares that Andrew's friends, the flamboyantly out-there David and wry Denise, suspect that there's more to Frank than he's letting on? A little mystery is good... right? Wrong! Not if the mystery is that your lover turns out to be the son of the Mafia's top boss, and he's engaged to Anna Franco--daughter of "Crazy Tommy" Franco--a woman who does not take kindly to catching her fiancé in the act of becoming "a made man." Suddenly, Andrew's once-boring life is heating up with enough action to fuel ten novels... if only he can keep his very cute butt intact and his man from ending up on a Most Wanted poster. From a couple of "sensitivity-trained" cops to a persistent FBI agent. . .from guys with nicknames that all have to do with pain to a Mafia princess whose hair is nearly as big as her mouth. . .from ex-lovers, drag queens, and suspicious doormen to a cast of other characters as zany as New York, itself, The Night We Met is a frantic, nonstop, madcap romp through a wild romance no reader will be able to refuse.
From award-winning author Rob Byrnes comes a wickedly entertaining caper involving red-hot men, cold hard cash, and deliciously dirty deeds... <P> Grant and Chase are a fun-loving pair of small-time hustlers with no money, little patience, and lots of get-rich-quick schemes. If only they could pull off the perfect crime-'The Big One,' as Grant calls it-Chase could finally quit his job at the supermarket and the two could retire in style. <P> Romeo Romero is the world's hottest openly gay celebrity. He's got the face, the abs, the fame, the fortune-and the sex video that could destroy his career. If this naughty little tape should fall into the wrong hands, Romeo's adoring fans would be in for one big surprise: He's straight. <P> When Grant and Chase hear about the video (thanks to a notorious Hamptons' gossip), it's a no-brainer. All they have to do is steal the tape, blackmail the star, and collect the cash. But then, when they stupidly leave the video in a New York cab, the would-be crooks have to wheel and deal with a sleazy tabloid editor, a lesbian real estate agent, a kinky Internet stalker, and an alluring boy toy to finally get to the truth... behind not-so-straight lies.
Guess Who's Coming Out?<P> Noah Abraham is back in New York tending to his ailing father while dealing with his writer's block on a book about gay congressional staffers. What he needs is a break, and a night out with his stepmother, Tricia--the most down-to-earth Trophy Wife on Park Avenue--is just the thing, especially when she introduces Noah to the handsome Bart Gustafson. Bart is as charming, personable, and laid back as Noah is intense. He's also the personal assistant to former film and television star Quinn Scott. The macho stud has been living in exile for years since running away with one of his ex-wife's back-up dancers... a male back-up dancer. And just like that, Noah's writing block is cured.<P> The Full, Shocking Story!<P> Getting a sizzling, tell-all book out of Quinn won't be boring--or easy. The 72-year-old is profane, hard-drinking, and hard of hearing, but he's got plenty of dish on Hollywood, especially its very deep closets. He and his longtime lover are ready to talk. The only topics that are off-limits for Quinn are his son, heartthrob actor Quinn, Jr., and his marriage to 1960's wholesome screen queen, Kitty Randolph. The girl once known for her "sweetness" has spent the last forty years morphing from girl-next-door to scary, I'm-not-mad-at-you-I'm-mad-at-the-dirt Hollywood mogul. She owns that town, and she's not about to let her ex-husband spill secrets that will embarrass her and threaten the image she's built. And if Noah is in her scenery-chewing way, he better grow some claws... jungle red.<P> Exclusive! Unbelievable! And Very, Very Hot... <P> Now, in an outrageous La-La-Land of come-ons, coming outs, and tell-alls, where everyone's got something to hide and plenty to divulge, Noah and Bart are riding fame's heady, strange wave and trying not to get drowned in the process. It's going to take every bit of cunning they've got, because when the stars come out, someone's going to take a fall... <P> The celebrated author of The Night We Met and Trust Fund Boys delivers a hilarious, wickedly witty novel about the secrets we keep, the lies we tell, and the love that can make us brave at last.
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