Laurie Boris is a freelance writer and copyeditor. At one time, she was a magician’s assistant, although she was very bad at it. She has been writing fiction for over twenty-five years and is the award-winning author of The Joke’s on Me, Drawing Breath, Sliding Past Vertical, and The Trager Family Secrets series. When not hanging out with the universe of imaginary people in her head, she enjoys baseball, reading, and avoiding housework.
“A beautifully crafted novel, flawless in its execution, and with a heartwarming story… This is a book I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone, of any gender, of any orientation.” – Leland1234
Television producer Charlie Trager knows he’s lucky to have a successful career and good friends and family who support him. The man he loves, however, is not so lucky. Joshua Goldberg suffers the spite of an ex-wife gunning to keep him from their two children…and maybe Charlie. Determined not to let Joshua go, Charlie crafts a scheme that could remove the obstacles to their relationship…or destroy their love forever. (Note: May be read as a stand-alone story.)
Laurie Boris knows how to build a character and make you love him. I have had a schoolgirl crush on Charlie since his appearance in her amazon Bestseller “Don’t Tell Anyone”. I know Charlie. I can picture him in my mind, I can hear his voice, I can almost smell his cologne. That, my dear children, is the mark of a great author. ~Donna Dillon
Television producer Charlie Trager spends his days working with beautiful women on a daytime talk show. But underneath his cool façade, there’s a hollow spot in his heart, waiting for the right man to ease his loneliness. Then he meets the show’s next guest, a handsome young politician with a bad case of nerves—and a secret that could turn both their lives upside down. (Short novella: 14,000 words)
Without giving anything away, there are twists and turns and bits and pieces that I would never have wanted the characters to do or experience, and those are the very parts that make this such a rich story…well that and the fact that I feel like I actually knew the characters, like they were people I’d encountered (or, occasionally, had been). Loved this book start to finish, and, as always, I can hardly wait to see what Ms. Boris gives us next. ~ Laura Clark
Sarah Cohen doesn’t mean to hurt anyone. But lately every decision this twenty-nine-year-old graphic artist makes ends in varying degrees of disaster. Fortunately for her, nursing home orderly Emerson McCann is just a phone call away, ready to help clean up the mess. Years after their brief college romance, Emerson still longs for her. Even though she moved to Boston and left him behind in Syracuse. Even though he can only dream about being with her, stuck in the friend zone and offering comfort as guy after guy breaks her heart.
When her latest fling lands Sarah in deep trouble, she runs to Emerson yet again. Thinking a change of scene will change her luck, or at least give her the opportunity to make the right choices this time, she decides to return to Syracuse. Emerson is happy, at first, to accommodate her, and he sets her up in his rooming house. But with her history, an innocent graduate student living down the hall, and Emerson ready to boil over, Sarah may be too close for everyone’s comfort. And Emerson’s dream may become a nightmare.
Once in a while, a book comes along that you don’t want to put down. You think to yourself, just one more chapter, or one more section, then I’ll stop for a while and do what I have to do. Such was the case with Don’t Tell Anyone by Laurie Boris. ~ Amazon Customer
Liza’s mother-in-law once called her a godless hippie raised by wolves. Now, after five years of marriage to her elder son, five years of disapproval and spite, the family accidentally learns that Estelle has a fatal illness. And Estelle comes to her with an impossible request. A horrified Liza refuses but keeps the question from her husband and his brother. As the three children urge Estelle to consider treatment, their complicated weave of family secrets and lies begins to unravel. Can they hold their own lives together long enough to help Estelle with hers?
(Reader note: Although it’s Book Two in the Trager Family Secrets Series, Don’t Tell Anyone is a stand-alone story.)
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