Who needs a relationship, anyway? They’re just for suckers who love getting their hearts broken. Gabe Johnson has a track record to prove how little they mean to him. Married and divorced in one year doesn’t come across as ‘relationship’ material. Nor does a history of one-nightstands. Nor does having crappy ties with your family – y’know, the one bond that was supposed to be easy. Not that his overly religious mother helped with that… Wait, that’s off topic.
Anyway, so what if he literally ran into some hot foreigner and his whole world suddenly got turned upside down? It doesn’t mean anything. They’re both men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, he was just pretty sure he was straight. Right? No. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t mean anything. The instant attraction between them is just a fluke. It doesn’t. Mean. Anything.
But what if it does?
Chasing after straight boys was a one-time mistake. It wasn’t going to happen again. Axel Stryker knew what he wanted when he came back to the States to finish up schooling. Study under his dad, work his butt off to finish school in the next four years, become a dentist. Nowhere on that list did it say fall in love with a straight guy. Questioning guy. Whatever the hell he was. Sure, that quick run-in a year ago had sparked an electric response in him. But that was all it had been. A spark. They weren’t supposed to see each other again. They weren’t supposed to become something more.
And yet here they were. A year later and the flame was still burning. Logically, he knew he should have flushed it the moment he felt that warmth in his heart. But here’s the thing about hearts: they don’t think.