Royce thinks Parker hates him the first time he meets him. The man immediately turned away from him. What he doesn’t know is that Parker got an embarrassing bulge just looking at him. As the two cautiously avoid one another, Parker gets hurt. While in the hospital on pain meds and in pain, he throws caution to the wind and tells Royce how he really feels. The two end up in a motel acting on their overwhelming attraction, and throwing Parker’s back out. Again.
Falling rapidly in love, the two can’t stay away from one another. Not willing to come out to his father, Royce keeps his relationship with Parker secret. When Royce receives an offer from a prestigious law firm, Parker takes it upon himself to cut him loose to pursue his dreams, convinced he turned it down to stay with him. After emotionally killing Royce, and he leaves, Parker and Royce both spend a year in pain apart. But when Royce’s father is hurt in a car accident, the two are thrown back together. Can love triumph?
This was a very emotional read. The author did a fabulous job conveying the physical and emotional aspect of Royce and Parker’s relationship as it blossomed and grew. While misguided, Parker broke up with Royce out of the belief he was doing the right thing. Royce’s reaction was heartbreaking for both Parker and the reader. The pain he felt was overwhelming. A true love story, full of passion and emotion. Not to be missed.
But his actions tear the two men apart, leaving Royce to wonder, how could Parker's love for him have faded so suddenly?