Nursing student Xavier James is shocked to run into the first man to ever break his heart while at a gay club. His ex is sexier than ever, but Xavier is not going down that road again … only, when they end up working together at an urgent-care clinic, his willpower will be tested.
Trent Cavendish made a huge mistake at age 18 when he walked away from his first love. Twelve years later, Trent is rattled when his friend suddenly dies. He takes a hard look at his life, realizing how empty it has become. Determined to re-evaluate his priorities and make amends, he returns to his hometown to win Xavier’s forgiveness and maybe even his heart.
Times have changed. Instead of the sweet but tame boyfriend he left behind, he finds a smoking hot man dressed in bits of lace and silk. Trent’s good intentions turn to lust, and love isn’t far behind. But Xavier is wary. The villain of his memories is proving to be a decent guy, but has he really changed or is Xavier just a new goal to chase?
This series is so great, and I think this might be my favorite installment yet. Xavier was so conflicted, and Trent was so determined. There were some excellent trope-y (forced bed sharing, yes!) and kinky (panties kink hellooooo) and some lovely angst.
Each story in this universe has had a great, realistic subplot relating to health care and other issues. The conversations about rural health care in this book were really well portrayed. I appreciated that insight.
I would love to say more about this book but I can’t stop staring at the cover. Those pecs. Those panties. <3_<3 Just read the thing, trust me, it’s fantastic.
DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.