Bryce lives a few blocks away from Charlie and has been a friend and a rock to Charlie through the most traumatic stage of his life – his divorce. One evening after a neighborhood barbeque, Charlie tells him that the reason for his divorce was because he is gay. Like a true friend, Bryce offers to help Charlie in anyway he can to make the transition as smooth and as enjoyable as possible.
Charlie’s assumption about his looks, and his general conceptions about the gay lifestyle are quickly put to right when Bryce tells him he is the sexiest man that he knows and would have gone after him if he was not his best friend in the neighborhood. While Charlie becomes very excited and throws himself into making the right first impressions for a first date, Bryce suddenly realizes that he wants more that just to be Charlie’s best friend.
Jamie Craig’s September offering to the calendar boy’s series A SIMPLE TRUTH, is a feel good story of best friends who are desperately scared of ruining their friendship by acknowledging the feelings that they have for each other.
The emotions are real, and the love scenes are gentle and unassuming. There is a lot to be said for being friends before being lovers. Charlie and Bryce have seen each other at their best and at their worst; they have been true friends to each other. However when unexpected feelings threaten what they hold dearest – their friendship - they seem not to know how to deal with it.
Being the true friends that they are to each other, they quickly realize that with each other they can have the best of both worlds.