A Magnetic Couple Dilemma

A Magnetic Couple Dilemma

Title:A Magnetic Couple Dilemma
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:87 pages

Official Description: Disappointed by politics and coverups, Father Esteban Hidalgo decides to leave the church, regardless of his conservative family tradition. The real trigger for his decision is losing his best friend, Mauricio, who died of AIDS, and whose last letter stirs forbidden desires, besides asking Esteban to look out for Mauricio’s widower, Javier Lozano.
Without Mauricio's love Javier collapses, and the only thing which keeps him going on is to fulfill Mauricio's last wish. Javier has to personally return twenty years of letters to Mauricio's pen pal and best friend, Esteban. Someone Javier hasn’t meet, but whose voice over the phone, helps Javier cope with his ignorant family that doesn’t even understand the difference between being HIV positive and having AIDS. The meeting between Javier and Esteban changes their lives, but standing between them is a lethal virus, Esteban family’ prejudice, an age gap, and the memories of the man—both once loved.

Original Prompt
Dear Author,

I gave you years of my life, my love, and my trust. All you gave me was "I'm sorry" before you died and left me with a crumbling house, a failing business, and your STD. Is there any hope that there is someone out there who will truly love me and take the mess that I have become?

Obviously an HEA is required here :)


Photo Description: A black and white photo depicts a lonely man sitting with his knees drawn to his chest on a desolated area of shoreline. He sits a few feet away from a leafless tree which is bending in the wind.

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 6.


    A Magnetic Couple Dilemma Reviews

  • Beth doesn't write  enough reviews

    I loved this short story! Naaju managed to break my heart, make me cry, sigh and smile with her wonderful characters. Esteban a Jesuit Priest trapped by dynastic expectations. Mauricio, longtime frien...

  • Miriki

    Lots of people say they'd read safe sex feature in every M/M books they read. But reality is a bit harder than that, people don't always follow protocol. That's why STD/AIDS is still a serious problem...

  • LutaWolf

    I'm suprised by myself how much I enjoyed this. I usually don't care for books about previous lovers, ex-priests, or having to remain in the closet but this was so well written that it truely sucked m...

  • V

    I have read more than 1000 M/M stories, and I don't know how many times I have read that when the couple wants to be exclusive and not wear a condom, they test themselves to make sure they don't have ...

  • Lenna  Wright-Berry

    It was a great love story. This is a short review and is differently worth the read. Love does come around no matter the challenges, is my take on this story, this is a short novella and reads fast bu...

  • Mike Cullen

    I got a copy of A Magnetic Couple Dilemma from Amazon for my Kindle. It's the story of a priest, Esteban, who lives the life of the clergy after being asked to defend a fellow priest on a molestation ...

  • Helen Peter

    This is a "sweet and touching" story. Although it needed some editorial corrections, that did not take away the overall feeling the story generated. This is a story that carry an element of reality wi...

  • Elaine

    Loved the book...

  • Katy Beth Mckee

    Esteban has lost a friend but in helping to fulfill a final wish he finds Javier and a new life. ...

  • Victoria

    Great story. I was concerned after the reading the tags, but it was very well done. Now I just need Raul and Diego's story :) Thank you Naaju Rorrete, for donating your story, time and talent....