and Noah have known each other for a long time, although
they were not close friends they did grow up together. As
adults Noah reaches out to Charlie after a tragedy takes
both Charlie’s parents from him. Charlie has a hard time
dealing with his parent’s death and retreated into himself,
living life as a hermit. Noah refused to allow Charlie to
push him away and their relationship evolves into a physical
one. As Noah’s feelings for Charlie grow Charlie continues
to treat him with a cold reserve. The only time Charlie
opens up is when he is talking with his online game buddy,
but what Charlie doesn’t know is his online buddy is really
Noah using the screen name ‘Sly Cat’.
hope that one day Charlie will care for him as he cares for
Charlie is crushed when Charlie confides in “Sly Cat’ that
he didn’t have a boyfriend only a sex buddy. Hurt and
discouraged Noah decides it time to move on, and save
himself from further heartbreak.
didn’t think he would miss Noah’s presence in his life as
much as he did, but when Noah stopped coming around Charlie
realized how much he did care about Noah. Charlie now fears
he may have lost the one person he loves because he could
not see past his own needs.
Pulling Away was good, but I had issues with
Charlie. He was very selfish and self-absorbed and I felt
his treatment of Noah was unacceptable. Noah was sweet, and
he wore his heart on his sleeve where Charlie was concerned.
I understand that Charlie was hurting over the loss of his
parents but it doesn’t excuse how he treated Noah.
Pulling Away portrays perfectly the old saying of
not knowing what you have until it’s gone. Charlie didn’t
realize how special Noah was until Noah left him alone but
honestly Charlie didn't deserve Noah. Shawn Lane did a
great job in getting me emotionally involved with this
story. They may not be the emotions that were sought after
but I had strong feelings while reading Pulling Away.