Trey Huggins survived an attack by a maniac rapist/murder, but he's not so sure about his friends' pitying glances. Trey knew that answering the online ad was stupid, but he was just so lonely that he couldn't help wanting to take a chance on finding love.
Principal Cole Harding was disturbed when he heard that Trey had been injured, after all he's been in love with Trey for years, but his position as a School Administrator doesn't allow for the slightest sign of inappropriate behavior. As Cole learns more about the circumstances behind the attack he finds himself unwilling to let Trey go even to save his career.
This book put me through an emotional "I want" wringer. I wanted Trey to have the courage to lean on his friends and keep looking for love, I wanted Cole to decide that a relationship with Trey was worth the risks, I wanted both of them to be brave enough to try and I wanted the bad guy caught in the worst way. Luckily I got all that and more. There were not as many intimate scenes in this book as you would normally see in one of Ms. Lynne's stories, but that fits well in my opinion. If there had been more the story would have seemed forced. I enjoyed the glimpse into the next books characters and how they interact, can't wait to read it.