OS: Welcome to SJD Peterson author of Remember When!
Remember When is a story that spans several years of Nelson and Luke lives. They start out as the best of friends while children only to be separated by circumstance neither had any control of. Sometimes that special person you are meant to be with comes into your life at the wrong time. Destiny will eventually bring them back when the time is right.
My mom is a perfect example of this.
When she was 13 years old, she laid eyes on the cutest boy she’d ever seen and fell in love. At least she thought it was love as much as a child of 13 could understand the feelings. They broke up when she was 16 but that was only the beginning of the story not the end.
Everett had become good friends with my uncle and my grandfather and years later after my mom and dad divorced, they decided to try again. The timing was wrong. They were no longer too young, but too set in their ways. Once again, it wasn’t the end of the story, just another chapter.
Mom moved on, remarried and truly loved him for over twenty years. However, she didn’t get her happily ever after—not yet. He passed away when mom was only 48 years old. But, remember that little miss destiny? She finally stepped in five years later and aligned the stars just right.
That little 13 year old girl finally got to grow old with the cute boy of her dreams.
Sometimes happily ever after takes a while not because it’s our right, but because we have grown, lived, learned and finally deserve it.
It’s a lesson Nelson and Luke have to learn.
Life is simple and hopeful in youth. Luke and Nelson are best friends exploring their budding sexuality. They have big plans for the future, and nothing can stand in their way or tear them apart—except a family move that puts a continent between them.
Ten years later Luke and Nelson meet again, but nothing is simple anymore. As strong as the attraction remains, obligations and expectations come between them as Luke is forced to honor family responsibilities over the desires of his heart.
Impossibly, fate sees fit to offer them a last opportunity to see what might have been. Will the third time be the charm, or is trust so badly broken it is impossible to repair? Can they recapture the innocent love they once knew and make up for all the wasted years? In a love story that spans half a lifetime, two friends destined for each other will have to fight hard for their happily ever after.
Meet Jo Peterson
SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can’t cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.