An Infatuation

An Infatuation

In My Heart

Romance - Contemporary
106 Pages
Reviewed on 11/06/2015
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Author Biography

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote AN INFATUATION, A SHOOTING STAR, A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Dreamspinner Press), DRAMA QUEEN the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), PAPER DOLL the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O'Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming releases in 2016 are THE NAKED PRINCE AND OTHER TALES FROM FAIRYLAND (Dreamspinner Press), PORCELAIN DOLL and SATIN DOLL and CHINA DOLL Jana Lane mysteries (Wild Rose Press), DRAMA MUSCLE and DRAMA CRUISE Nicky and Noah mysteries (Lethe Press), and COZZI COVE: BOUNCING BACK and COZZI COVE: MOVING FORWARD (Nine Star Press).

    Book Review

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.