Since I’m pathologically bad at coming up with titles, my first idea was Second Chances. After all, each of the two main characters has screwed up a past relationship so badly that he feels he isn’t worthy of being with somebody now. But fortunately I wasn’t enamored of it. My publisher agreed, saying that it was a pretty common title.
I did a search on Amazon. I counted over twenty romance novels (and movies), both gay and straight, with the title Second Chances, or some variant on it, before I got bored and gave up.
It occurred to me today that each character thinks of himself as a screw-up, so that’s what the new title is: Screw-Ups.
Well, at least it doesn’t bring up a ton of hits on Amazon….