by Kurt Bensworth
Do you remember your first love? Kent Huffman remembers his all too well. For years he has been haunted by unrelenting dreams of her. He often wonders if he had swallowed his pride and simply made the call that day, his life might have turned out differently. Set amid the burgeoning areas of Orange County, CA in the 1970s, What Love Looks Like begins when Kent is sixteen. At that age, he is not exactly the all-American type. His long blonde hair, passion for surfing, smoking habit, and motorcycle make him just the sort of guy parents love to hate. Growing up in a violent, secret-laden family, his world is anything but loving—until he meets her. Opal Milton is quite the opposite; she is wealthy and well educated, and the Miltons adhere to the principles of the church. She battles between tradition and the reality of Kent's love.