Just submitted my new novel, CHASER, to my publisher. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Here's what the new novel is about:
Caden DeSarro is what is known in gay parlance as a chubby chaser. Although lean himself, the handsome young man has always been drawn to guys who have a little meat on their bones.
And when Caden spies Kevin Dodge when he’s out bar-hopping in Chicago’s Boystown one night with his best friend Bobby, the bells of attraction chime. Seen from across a crowded bar, Caden refers to Kevin in his mind as “Beefy Blond” and isn’t even sure he’ll ever have the chance to meet this man who is his physical ideal. A chance late-night encounter on the el throws the two men together—and on the path toward not only a hot one-night stand, but also toward the longer-lasting state of true romance.
But, as Shakespeare once penned, “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and Kevin and Caden’s romance is no exception. When Caden is called away for several weeks to take care of an ailing mother, Kevin decides he will surprise him with a whole new—lean and buff—body when he returns.
But what happens to the pair when one of them is no longer the other’s physical ideal? And what if this new physical ideal creates great attraction and temptation for not only a lot of other men, but for Caden’s best friend, the promiscuous and drop-dead gorgeous Bobby?
The answers await you in CHASER, Rick R. Reed’s first full-length contemporary romantic novel.