Chasing the Sun (Provincetown)

Chasing the Sun - Jacob Z. Flores 3.5 stars

This was short but sweet, and very different from the first book fromt this series. Part of the Provincetown world, but this story does not take place in P-town. This is the story of Gil (he is the father of Zach from [b:When Love Takes Over|18248789|When Love Takes Over|Jacob Z. Flores||25701800]) and Tom. Gil and Tom have known each other for years, in fact Tom is his son's best friend since childhood.

The focus of the story is Gil coming to terms with the way he treated his family since they discovered he was gay. After being outed and an ugly divorce, Gil has withdrawn from his children and his social circle, many of whom he believes have sided with his ex-wife. Tom comes back to town and the relationship between them quickly becomes serious (is it insta-love if the two have known each other for 20 years?). With Tom's encouragement Gil sets out to repair the damage that was done, mostly between him and his children, and get back out into the world. Of course the biggest issue is Zach and how he will react. If you have read the first book of the series, you are aware that there are things Gil isn't the only one who has news to deliver.

This book can be read as a standalone, but works better if you understand what Zach thinks of his father going into it. I wish it had been a little longer since some things had to have a quick wrap up, but overall it was an enjoyable read.