Before I Ran || Perrentes
Tony does not fit. He never has, and he knows it. He's too tall, lanky, opinionated. Kind. Generous. Gentle. He isn't like the rest.
But one terrifying afternoon shows Tony his character traits don't just make him different - they make him a target. Forced to run from his past and his own parents, he enlists the help of fellow 19 year old Mike Fuentes - a man who makes people disappear.
Tony has one chance, and it lies in the mysterious town of Veil Hill - invisible to both the map and the authorities, the treacherous backroads of America that Mike knows so well will take him away for good. Away from the past. Away from his old life. Away from the people who want him dead.
Accompanied by Mike's older brother Vic (a man with one or two things to say about almost everything) and Vic's devoted boyfriend, Jaime (self proclaimed idiot and master of any trade he tries his hand at), Tony embarks on a treacherous journey across America that sees him weighing the past against his future, and his desire to be free against an unexpected romance blossoming between him and the boy behind the wheel.