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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
An Infatuation (In My Heart) by Joe Cosentino is a gay contemporary romance novella that revolves around a ten-year high school reunion. Harold loved Mario in high school, but bullying by homophobic classmates made Mario chose the straight and narrow. Mario is married and miserable with his wife, while Harold is happy with his husband Stuart. This story asks: is a contented life enough? When Harold sees Mario again, the old flames reignite, but is it enough to throw away the comfortable life he has now? Mario is miserable and has nothing to lose by starting over, but Harold has a life that he enjoys. Can Harold forgive Mario for past hurts? Is there enough spark between them to keep the fires of passion burning? Or is Harold better off staying with his husband and living a contented life? While it may never surprise him, like a whirlwind romance with Mario, it will never let him down, either.
This is a really interesting question posed by the author and I think readers will be intrigued by how Harold handles the situation. This story contains cute moments, parts that bring tears and heartache, the right dose of humor, honesty, and of course, sweet romance. This is a nice, short read that brings up a lot of really good questions and also gives some answers from the author's point of view. And I think most readers will agree.