Chances Taken by tattedheart
Since the beginning of summer, Edward has watched a gorgeous man run along the beach with his dog each morning. He wants to say something, but his extreme social anxiety prevents him from doing so. He's content to watch the handsome stranger and slip into his fantasy world where he writes about characters he wishes he could be.
Emmett notices the shy man who daily sits on his deck and drinks coffee shortly after he moves to town. Each day he wishes they could have a conversation, but he hasn't quite built up the nerve. With a new resolve, Emmett is more determined that ever to get to know the beautiful man.
To call this story beautiful would be an understatement. Chances Taken just made me feel good; warmed from the inside. The tentative interaction between Emmett and Edward is charming and innocent, and the slow development of their relationship is quite lovely. I would highly recommend this story for anyone in the mood for an old-fashioned romance that will leave a big smile on your face.