One Love

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Author: Matt Cain

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472291929

RRP: $24.99


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Two men. Twenty years of friendship. One love.

‘Lovely, funny, kind and truthful . . . I was expecting a simple will-they-won’t-they, but it’s wiser than that . . . challenging who we are, and why, and how we can change’ Russell T. Davies

‘A great eye-opening and heart-warming read’ Fabulous

‘A rich, funny, poignant and unflinchingly honest portrayal of friendship, love and everything in between’ Ruth Hogan


Danny arrives at Manchester University determined not to hide from the world any longer. This is the year his life will begin.

He locks eyes with a handsome stranger across the hall at the Freshers’ Fair. It starts with a wink and soon Danny and Guy are best friends.


Now, both single for the first time in years, Danny and Guy return to the confetti-covered streets of the Gay Village for Manchester Pride.

After years of shared adventures and lost dreams, Danny finally plans to share the secret he has been keeping for two decades. He has always been in love with Guy.

Could this weekend be the end of a twenty-year friendship . . . or the start of something new and even more beautiful?

‘Written with heartfelt honesty and love’ Lorraine Kelly

‘Utterly absorbing and affecting. Matt Cain is one of the most entertaining and illuminating writers out there’ Bryony Gordon

‘I have so much love for this book’ Freya North

‘Thought-provoking’ Daily Mirror

‘As sharp eyed as Hilda Ogden and as seen-it-all as Bet Lynch . . . a proudly Northern queer One Day, ingenious and unsparing’ Patrick Gale

‘Heart-warming’ i Paper

‘This epic friends-to-lovers will-they-won’t-they story is gorgeous!’ Clare Pooley

‘A joy of a read’ Closer

‘If you’re looking for something uplifting to kick off your reading list in 2024, this might just be the one for you . . . absorbing, moving and poignant’ Glamour

Rich, poignant, funny and unflinchingly honest . . . a glorious, heart-warming and thought-provoking read

A warm, nostalgic and intimate portrayal of the complexities of friendship, and the changing face of being gay and staying strong in a world that’s learning to accept us, but still doesn’t always understand us

Sincere, moving and authentic . . . I loved, loved, loved this book

One Love is an epic tale of love and friendship, packed with warmth, wit and wisdom . . . an absolute joy to read

A triumph. Brave and honest, beautiful and funny . . . I learned so much from reading this. I loved the relationship between Danny and Guy and all its complications

What a wonderful book . . . a heartwarming, nostalgia-inducing tale of friendship and love that puts a huge smile on your face

A beautiful, deeply human exploration of the blurred lines between love and friendship that exist in the queer community, with a tender understanding that the most important love of all can be the love and forgiveness we hold for ourselves

A fresh, heart-warming spin on the gay romcom which explores love beyond the best friend/boyfriend binary. I loved it

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