At forty-five, Jared Tailler suddenly feels old. When his employer grounds him, he starts thinking in terms of measuring his coffin. Well, not quite, but he’s creakier and hairier than he was ten years ago, and his closest relationship is the one he has with his frequent-flyer card.
It’s time to get out there.
On the first day of a five-day hiking trip, he meets Finley Macrae, a younger, seemingly brighter man. As they inch together in halting steps, Jared learns he’s not the only one lost out in the blue—Fin’s good cheer hides a turbulence deeper than Jared’s midlife crisis. Maybe together they can find the trail to happiness.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2015 Daily Dose package "Never Too Late."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Out In the Blue was a nice story. Jared’s having major life issues. His company wants to put him out to pasture – or at least that’s how he sees it. He also has kept himself separated from people his entire life, so connecting with another isn’t easy. 5 years on from breaking up with the only man he ever loved, he suffers from intense panic attacks. Fin, who lost his lover a year ago, embraces life, and yet this is the first time he’s truly gone out to show interest in another man since his boyfriend died. This is a really nice tale, because even though the story happens over about 5 days, it isn’t rushed. They don’t rush their physical relationship and in turn, they develop a truly nice friendship. Where will it go? Well, over baseball and football games, I’ll hope that Jared continues to open up and that he and Fin, even if they don’t end up ‘together’ will at least remain friends. They’re good for one another. Definite 4 stars Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for review*