Returning home to sleepy Umberland was supposed to be temporary—just to see my family before securing a job in the city. But when my brother’s old best friend and my teen crush Ian Barrett is here too, I find myself making excuses to stick around a little longer. He’s still everything I’ve ever wanted, but this former baseball star is also a big-time player… if you know what I mean. I don’t know what Ian would ever see in steady, reliable Grant Rainier.
But I also know I can’t stay away.
When we start working away together on his dream, I know I’m in trouble. One glance and my heart melts, along with my resolve. Being with him means staying in Umberland and giving up my big-city ambitions, but being without him means losing the best thing that’s ever happened to me. How am I supposed to let go of either one?
I’ve had my share of men, but I’ve also attracted more than my share of controversy. And since I was a teenager, the Rainier family has always been my rock—I feel like part of the clan. When I see Grant Rainier again, I can’t help but remember him as a teenager just off to college… and now the boy is all man.
For the first time in my life, the chemistry is there, and so is the caring.
But should I subject him to the whirlwind of my life? And can I risk the peace and solitude I’ve given up everything for?