With This Ring

With This Ring Dear Author Jason looked at the older man standing across from him and wondered how they d gotten to this moment He d grown up immersed in the vitriol his father spat over his ex business partner tha

Dear Author,Jason looked at the older man standing across from him and wondered how they d gotten to this moment He d grown up immersed in the vitriol his father spat over his ex business partner, that Jason believed everything his father had said Until Jason met the man himself, and found out that events weren t quite as his father had made them appear, and his soon toDear Author,Jason looked at the older man standing across from him and wondered how they d gotten to this moment He d grown up immersed in the vitriol his father spat over his ex business partner, that Jason believed everything his father had said Until Jason met the man himself, and found out that events weren t quite as his father had made them appear, and his soon to be husband, was nothing like his father had portrayed him to be.This story was written as a part of the M M Romance Group s Love is Always Write event Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.Read the story here or find it in Love Is Always Write Volume 10ORY INFO genre contemporarytags intergenerational May September romance coming out familial issuescontent warnings nonewords 24,214

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With This Ring

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  1. Jeff Erno currently lives in southern Michigan He holds a bachelor s degree in business management and human resources Jeff began writing stories in the late 1990 s and initially posted them to a free online amateur website The positive feedback he received from readers encouraged him to continue, and this eventually led to the publication of his first novel, Dumb Jock Erno has subsequently published several other novels.His greatest passion in life is writing, and he hopes to be able to continue sharing his work with readers worldwide.

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  1. After references to a joystick and uncut slab of meat, I knew I was in trouble when you throw in the painfully artificial, awkward dialogue, the one dimensional characters, and the summarizing of most of the story, the question to What not to read for 500, Alex becomes obvious.


  2. Rating 3 of fiveThe Book Report Jason Mathers, geek extraordinaire, works for his dad s IT company During a trade show in their Denver hometown, Jason all of 24 and barely out of college sees a hawt DILF cruising him from the aisle that will resonate later and, being a sensible DILF hunting lad, cruises him right back Lust breaks out But thenZOMG s Jason s dad s ex business partner, the very mention of whom sets the elder Mathers aflame with hatred and fury.It s a romance, so everything comes ou [...]


  3. The story itself could have been interesting but the execution didn t work for me I caught myself rolling my eyes way too many times for my comfort Maybe some people will enjoy this story, I, however, couldn t care less about the characters To me they just felt artificial and bland The dialogues, especially that phone sex scene between the MCs seemed kind of unreal I was like REALLY Are these guys REALLY having phone sex or is the younger one, in a clinical way, reading to the older MC a script, [...]


  4. I submitted a prompt to the M M group for the Love is Always Write 2012 event My prompt was claimed by the talented Jeff ErnoORY PROMPT Jason looked at the older man standing across from him and wondered how they d gotten to this moment He d grown up immersed in the vitriol his father spat over his ex business partner, that Jason believed everything his father had said Until Jason met the man himself, and found out that events weren t quite as his father had made them appear, and his soon to be [...]


  5. I read chapter one and stopped It was really dry and boring the dialogue or writing or something seemed robotic and unnatural By the end of chapter one i just put the story down and have forgotten about it I might try another chapter but not yet Also on the cover the authors name has the red squiggly line word leaves under misspelled words under Erno I have to say this cover is really poorly done and with the thumbnail view you can barely see what the title even is.Gonna read some see if it get [...]


  6. Absolutely adorable story 3Perfect setting for me as I m a big fan of age gap in a relationship Loved Glenn, loved Jason and loved Jason s dad despite it all I believe he s a good person and I m glad he came to his senses before it was too late.For me it was beyond awesome



  7. 1.5 stars The story is about Jason 24 and Glenn 41 They are both computer programmers This far everything works for me But then the story developed into an instafest of love and sex view spoiler Glenn is an old business partner of Jason s dad They are enemies When Jason meets Glenn he quickly knows who he is and stops the first contect But he is thinking about Glenn they talked like 5 minutes ffs the whole time and plays with his joystick I quote thinking of him Instant connection Then it s all [...]







  8. 3.5 stars.Not sure about the way the son deals with telling his dad about his lover Son was bit insensitive IMO.


  9. The blurb was interesting and it pushed me to read the book I liked this short read It was a teary and moving read, with the right amount of passion, love, angst and sentiments I loved the interaction between the two leading characters and how the friend and one of the leading male characters, finally manages to speak to the younger male lead s father and helps him understand things Over all, a good read


  10. Oh Wow This story touched me on so many levels Some of the same events happened in my past, so my experiences were brought to mind when reading about Glenn and Jason The feelings of abandonment though permeated my relationship with my parent I wasn t as lucky to get the happy family ending either so to finally see it with this story gave me such a feeling of warmth The story revolves around Jason Mathers he works with his father in the software company he started Jason lost his mother at the age [...]


  11. I really enjoyed this I recently read something by this author that I loved so I was eager to jump right into this one.I love books where there is a substantial age difference between the two main characters In this one, Glenn is 41 and Jason is 24 I also love stories that have the enemies to lovers theme Granted, the enemies in this story were Glenn and Jason s dad former business partners but Glenn was Jason s enemy by association because he was very close to his father I m not going into a lo [...]


  12. Jason works with his father at his software development company and together they re attending what should be another routine trade show But when his father s ex business partner shows up at their booth and draws Jason s interest and makes it clear the interest is reciprocal , he s not sure what to do Jason s father doesn t even know he s gay and the former partnership didn t end well at all But maybe, just maybe, it s worth giving things a shot and seeing where they go.I know this is a shorter [...]


  13. I love Jeff Erno He reminds me of F Scott Fitzgerald a bit Okay, not that GREAT, but he s good I loved this May Decembers romance Many of the women who read these novels seem to take offense to those, but what they don t get is that in the gay world those types of relationships are very common Deal with it Maybe a bit sappy, but the characters were real enough you could get beyond that Perhaps that s why Erno s novels work he writes sappy but has true life people populating his stories Other wri [...]


  14. What a wonderful story I m a total sucker for romance and this story felt very romantic to me the courtship and especially the flowers put a grin on my face I loved the progression of Jason and Glenn s relationship and was thrilled with the happy ending I definitely felt the angst associated with Jason being in the closet and yet it was so nice that that didn t bother his Dad I was glad that Jason s Dad recognized the importance of the love he had for his son and valued it than holding out agai [...]



  15. AWWWWWW So darn adorable I really liked this story It was short and sweet, and I would have loved , but it was truly a complete story I loved how the story was based off attraction without knowing who the other was, and then blossomed from there My heart broke a time or two, but I was so glad to see a true HEA for everyone at the end I also loved how Jason s dad found a love interest Cute side story that fit very well Well done


  16. 4.5 stars Very full and fleshed out with interesting descriptions of compute eeze, restaurants, decor, and the mental anguish of both father and son Ten minutes before Jason walks down the isle was cutting it a bit close for the reconciliation And the straight father giving his son away to an older man, was maybe a stretch for me Yet tears were streaming down my face at everything coming together Great story.


  17. Jason and his dad work at an stand for for computer programmer Jasons dad used to have an partner but they have there wer reason they dont work together any Years later Glenn who used to be business partner of Jason dad comes across Jason one day They get together, but jason worried how his dad will react to this all and also him being gay Sweet story


  18. I was impressed by the way this story fit the prompt to a T Nicely done While pretending to gag over the sweet sexy falling in luuuurve stuff, I did kind of fall for Glenn a bit myself thanks a million Jeff Turn me into a romantic why don t you LoL No, really, thank you for sharing your talent in this event


  19. Oh my God I am known to be built close to the water it s a german idiom for a person who easily starts to weep and this story surely did it for me Especially the scene at the end, when Jasons father showed up at the wedding made me tear up.




  20. 3.5 stars Nice story although it could have gained an extra star if it had been fleshed out a bit towards the end.



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