Grant has his foibles, like his pastel shirts and ties, all color coordinated. And he might be a bit OCD, like always needing to wash his hands. He doesn’t think that his compulsions are that out of line. He just needs everything neat and tidy, things in a row, facing one direction and clean hands. He thinks he’s just a normal guy. A normal gay man, that’s still a virgin at age 26. Oh and he’s a magnet for losers. He’s only had a handful of dates, most of the time never making all the way through a first date and never mind ever getting a second one. When he’s transferred to a new bank, he meets auto mechanic Tristan at his teller window. After a few mixed signals, like Tristan talking about his daughter and Grant thinking he is straight, they embark on dating. Tristan’s done the wild gay man hooking up with any man he could. He’s ready to settle down with the right man. He thinks Grant is that man, but he’s going to take it slow and steady. Of course the road to true love isn’t smooth. You have to add in Tristan’s daughter, her boyfriend and her mother, who has her own issues (as you will read) and the guys in his shop. It’s a wonderful mix of family and friends, with a few hiccups along the way for the guys but it’s all about them falling in love.
I fell in love with Grant from the first paragraph. He’s needy, nerdy, OCD and so cute. He wants a man forever. He just never thinks he’ll find one. He never sees what’s in front of him, Tristan. I love Tristan too. He’s been wild and now he wants to be responsible. And he wants love with just one man, Grant. Both of these guys are beautifully written. I feel as if I know both guys, so it’s easy to relate to them and understand where they are both coming from. The story flows along, with me caught up in the lives of the guys. I am happy for them, sad for them and rooting for them on every page. The author wrote a beautiful romance story, one I love and I need to read again.