When he finds himself captivated by a movie-star handsome stranger he meets in a bar, lawyer Ford Reilly watches a simple one-night stand develop into a taste of what living honestly might bring him. Out and proud Gus Hansen has built a small architectural firm from nothing, but could lose it... show more
When he finds himself captivated by a movie-star handsome stranger he meets in a bar, lawyer Ford Reilly watches a simple one-night stand develop into a taste of what living honestly might bring him.
Out and proud Gus Hansen has built a small architectural firm from nothing, but could lose it all as he tries to break a contract he signed before knowing about the project’s antigay ties.
After Ford discovers he spent a passionate night with the man on the other side of the dispute he’s handling, he finds himself in more than one quandary. He can either maintain the status quo, enforcing the contract to the letter, or he can defy his overbearing father and break free of the closeted life he's built for himself in order to be with Gus.
Gus has his own choices to make. He knows the sting of loving a man who hides himself, but the longer he lingers in Ford's presence, the more difficult it becomes to deny their attraction.
Publish date: December 23rd 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
Dawn Kimberly Johnson did an absolutely wonderful job of balancing the extreme views of some of the characters to the more mainstream views of others. I was also seriously impressed with the fact that Ford, the closeted lawyer, had zero self-loathing. He was fully aware of himself and loved himself ...
A somewhat trope-filled MM romance about a young black man (Redford/Ford Reilly) dealing with living in the shadow of his older brother, disappointing his family and secretly longing for a man to spend his life with. Said man comes in the form of out and proud August (Gus) Hansen, the architect crea...
Too much religious oppression for this atheist, my poor jaw needs to find something to uncramp it now, so much teeth grinding
4.25* I saw the blurb and immediately wanted to read this story. I was a little worried about the level of angst and inner musings, self-loathing and misunderstandings that might await me. A totally unfounded fear as it turned out. Ford is the second son of the town mayor, deacon of the church and a...
I'm gonna DNF this right now. I can already sense it is headed in a direction I'm not going to enjoy. All twisted up with religion, small town prejudice and possible race issues. More trouble than I like in my escapist fiction. I also have to admit to hating all people of faith being painted with a ...