Dillon Carver let fear of his narrow-minded parents and friends cause him to make the biggest mistake of his 16-year-old life - walking away from James Walker. Now at 18 Dillon is determined to do whatever is necessary to get back into Jamie's life, but it appears as if Jamie has taken up with the town bad boy, Ben Lewis.
Even after two years James Walker hasn't gotten over the betrayal of the boy he loved. Sure; his best friend, Ben Lewis, helped him pick up the pieces of his shattered heart and move on with life, but Jamie still isn't ready to risk his heart on love yet. Now Dillon is trying to get Jamie back and Ben is making broad hints about wanting to be more than friends. What's a guy to do? When Ben is found dead from an apparent hit-and-run, Dillon steps in to comfort Jamie. But Jamie is determined to prove that Ben's death was no accident and soon both Dillon and Jamie are in danger. Can their love and the support of their friends keep them safe or will the secrets of Ben's past be the last thing they ever learn?
This is the Second book in Sara Bell's Reed series. I love the characters, blending old favorites from the first book with new players and setting the scene for more stories to come. Ms. Bell has built a strong world but also one that makes you hope that the there really is a town and people out there that have this kind of tolerance for people living "alternate" lifestyles. Jamie and Dillon were great, but probably my favorite character is Megan, and I can't wait to read her story. This is a strong story about love, forgiveness, acceptance and trust. If you haven't read anything by Ms. Bell you should definitely give the reed series and this book a shot.