This story is part mystery and part romance and focuses on two young men who are both starting their lives over. Will has moved to the area to get away from his father and to follow up on a lead from a missing ex-boyfriend. Koichi and his twin sister are starting a new business after their last one burned down, something Koichi is still struggling with. The two men are instantly attracted to each other and this increases as they begin trying to solve the mystery they're involved in.
There was a lot of telling rather than showing in this story and we have to put pieces together from some internal monologues the guys do. The relationship happened rather quickly and I didn't really feel their connection. They mystery was left a little open at the end but overall I enjoyed it.
This was an average read and while it didn't wow me I still enjoyed it.
For Koichi McNab, the shop he and his twin sister Kimmy are opening in Hunter's Bog Mall is a fresh start after their old one burned down. A way to move on. Especially when he meets the hunky owner of the luxury camping goods store next door. Koichi's never been an outdoorsy guy, but Will Hood just might change his mind.
Will came to Southern Alabama to establish his own life away from his big, intrusive family-and in hopes of finding Anthony, the lover who vanished two years ago. But meeting Koichi throws everything off-kilter. Anthony was a long time ago. Koichi's right here, smart and funny and cute, and Will wants him.
As Koichi and Will become friends, then lovers, Will's past and Koichi's present tangle into a dangerous knot that brings them face-to-face with secrets, theft, treachery . . . maybe even murder. With their lives on the line, their only way to safety is together.