|In the tradition of Married to the Mob and The Wedding Banquet, Rob Byrnes’ wickedly funny debut novel serves up the most deliciously wacky love story in ages—a screwball romantic comedy where boy gets gorgeous Mafia boyfriend, boy loses Mafia boyfriend and nearly gets whacked by most of New York, boy gets Mafia boyfriend and more than he bargained for… “We Are Family” Just Took On A Whole New Meaning…
Andrew Westlake’s life is boring him into a coma. After fifteen years in New York, he has not met up with the gay equivalent of the Rat Pack. He has not realized his dream of becoming the literary voice of his generation. And he most definitely has not met a Mr. Right to share a fabulous penthouse with a view of something other than an air shaft. In fact, the love of his life has just left their cramped, Upper West Side apartment to move in with an apprentice window designer with bleached hair, and Andrew’s two novels have tanked, ending up in bookstore bargain bins.
Stuck in a dead-end publishing job and still nursing his broken heart and tepid reviews, Andrew is resigned to a life of anti-fabulousness…until the night he meets dark, hunky Frank DiBenedetto. With his confident way of taking care of things and his shy demeanor in the bedroom, Frank wins Andrew over. Who cares that Andrew’s friends, the flamboyantly out-there David and wry Denise, suspect that there’s more to Frank than he’s letting on? A little mystery is good…right? Wrong! Not if the mystery is that your lover turns out to be the son of the Mafia’s top boss, and he’s engaged to Anna Franco—daughter of “Crazy Tommy” Franco—a woman who does not take kindly to catching her fiancé in the act of becoming “a made man.”
Suddenly, Andrew’s once-boring life is heating up with enough action to fuel ten novels…if only he can keep his very cute butt intact and his man from ending up on a Most Wanted poster. From a couple of “sensitivity-trained” cops to a persistent FBI agent…from guys with nicknames that all have to do with pain to a Mafia princess whose hair is nearly as big as her mouth…from ex-lovers, drag queens, and suspicious doormen to a cast of other characters as zany as New York, itself, The Night We Met is a frantic, nonstop, madcap romp through a wild romance no reader will be able to refuse.
Rob Byrnes was born in Rochester, New York, and graduated from Union College in Schenectady (really) before embarking on a career in politics. In an ill-conceived attempt to make his fortune, he moved to Manhattan, where he currently lives with his Evil Twin (coincidentally also named Rob). For recreation, he serves as a Section Leader in the CompuServe Literary Forum, visits watering holes in Hell’s Kitchen, and moisturizes.