Veronica Cochrane is a contemporary m/m romance author. She penned her first story at age five, about her childhood best friend and a neighborhood cat. Many years later, she rediscovered her love of writing but is unfortunately no longer a feline enthusiast. Please don’t hold that against her.
Veronica is an avid reader and a lifelong romantic. She loves seeing characters fall in love, overcome realistic obstacles, and find their happily ever after. When she’s not writing, Veronica enjoys traveling to places with beautiful scenery, and seeing concerts and other live events. Veronica lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.
Next to Me
Can an awkward student and a closeted rock star make beautiful music together?
Music composition student Chase Collins has always worn his heart on his sleeve. That’s why it was so quick to break in high school when Chase lost Carter West, his best friend and first love, to an ill-fated kiss.
Imagine Chase’s surprise five years later when Carter, now a rising rock star, admits to the world that Chase inspired his band’s award-winning song—and that Carter was in love with him all along.
Frontman Carter West has been closeted his whole life. Now that he’s out in the most public way possible, he can finally indulge in the romantic impulses he’s always had to keep stifled. Reconnecting with Chase gives him the opportunity to explore a whole new side of himself.
But the next tour draws inevitably closer, and Chase is wary. Carter left Chase once before. Can two gifted musicians write themselves a love song that will last a lifetime?