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One Love

Two men. Twenty years of friendship. One love.


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?

About Matt

Matt Cain is a writer, broadcaster, and a leading commentator on LGBT+ issues.


He was Channel 4’s first Culture Editor, Editor-In-Chief of Attitude magazine, has written for all the major national newspapers, and is a regular presenter on Virgin Radio Pride. He's also an ambassador for Manchester Pride and the Albert Kennedy Trust, plus a patron of LGBT+ History Month. 

Matt's third novel, The Madonna Of Bolton, became Unbound’s fastest crowdfunded novel ever before its publication in 2018.  The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle was published by Headline in 2021, Becoming Ted followed in 2023 and One Love in 2024.  His short novel Game On was published as a Quick Read and is one of the official titles of World Book Night 2024.


Born in Bury and brought up in Bolton, Matt now lives in London with his husband, Harry, and their cat, Nelly. 

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