[L] Admit One


Jenna Hilary Sinclair


Dreamspinner Press

Release Date

November 13th, 2009



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When high school teacher Tom Smith meets Kevin Bannerman at a gay club, he violates his own rule: one-night stands only. But when the weekend is over, he walks away, reminding himself that he lives a deeply closeted life for painful, compelling reasons. He keeps his secrets, his heart, and the cause of his crippled arm to himself, but almost immediately he bitterly regrets leaving Kevin.

Months later, while Tom serves as reluctant assistant director for his school's production of Rent, he fears that the show's same-sex love angle will somehow out him. Protests against the play begin, one of the student actors is harassed, and during a parents' meeting, Tom encounters Kevin again. This time Tom can't fight the attraction between them, and he and Kevin begin a tentative relationship. Within Rent's message of acceptance and support, and as local churches oppose the play, Tom struggles to find the strength to admit one man into his heart.



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  • Tom's 'woe is me' routine got on my nerves...*

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Content Warnings

*…so I did something I rarely do – I skipped ahead instead of just giving up. From around 34% to 80%, and I felt like I didn’t miss much. Tom tells what happens to him and Rent was nearly over so I finished without too much frustration.

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