Tragedy brought him back home. Can love convince him to stay for good? Jaron McAllister thought nothing would ever change in the small town where he grew up. The same bullies would harass him for being gay, and no one would really care. Still, Pickleville is a better environment for his six-year-old son than the rundown neighborhood in the city. Despite his low expectations, he finds that Pickleville isn’t the same old tired farming town and some people missed him after all.
If opposites attract, a nerd who loves partying and a quiet cowboy with a temper is as opposite as they come.
Greg Mitchell endured a childhood filled with abuse and addiction. He put all that behind him six years ago and has built a life that might not be perfect, but it’s simple. Between finishing his college courses and his work on the farm, he doesn’t have time for much. Not even Brian Stockwell, the cute accountant who he’s been in love with for as long as he could remember. When he lets his secret out in one drunken confession, his simple life becomes a complicated mess.
Andrew only ever gives one night, but with Kyler, one night isn’t enough.
Andrew Martinez has learned not to hold on to romance. As a former homicide detective, he understands death in ways most don’t. It’s clouded his personal life to the point he hasn’t bothered with more than one-night stands. When he moves to Pickleville and takes the job as the local police chief, he thinks small-town life might finally lift the clouds. But his old ways are hard to shake. Even when he meets Kyler, who makes him feel things he never has before, he makes sure their night together doesn’t extend to the morning after. What he discovers is one night isn’t enough, but by then, Pickleville becomes the scene of a series of crimes, and Kyler might just be the next target.
Opposites attract when the timid bar owner asks the resident bad boy out on a date.
Brad Flynn’s reputation doesn’t change just because he has. Prison might not have been fun, but he’d made the most of it. Since his release, he’s tried to make the most out of his freedom as well. His handyperson business is taking off, but his clients are in neighboring towns. When local bar owner, Kendrick Ashby, calls him to fix a leaky roof, he doesn’t expect the attraction he feels to go anywhere. Kendrick’s violent past doesn’t make asking him out on a date a simple task. Can Brad be brave enough to start over?
Luis has two problems. The depression monster is breathing down his neck and he’s in love with his boss, who thinks their age-gap and employer/employee status is a deal-breaker.
Luis Flynn has had a thing for Royce Hessing since the day he started work when he was still in high school but Royce doesn’t see him as anything other than an employee, and an annoying one at that. It’s hopeless to think they could be anything more. And then Royce kisses him. It should make Luis happy, but Luis finds that emotion hard to grasp. In fact, he’s finding it difficult to get through a day so his attraction to his boss, along with everything else in his life, takes a backseat.
Warning: Scenes of self-harm, severe depression, and talk of suicide.