Derek has always helped others, often placing himself in risky situations. Scott has lived with instability his entire life, moving from place to place, never able to set roots. Surviving the obstacles set in place by Scott’s unloving father and overcoming the threat of an unstable fellow student their freshman year, they start their second year of college believing they’ve overcome all of the barriers blocking their future happiness.
All that changes when a troubled student, Tim, enters their lives. Derek can’t help but reach out to the drug-abusing freshman. Scott can’t suppress the paralyzing fear of losing Derek, the one stable thing in his life. As they compromise their own internal needs in an effort to support each other, resentment builds and guilt festers.
Is this new obstacle, the demons that live deep inside each of them, the one that might tear them apart?
Craig Harper and Jeremy Finn were
best friends growing up. They attended the same school, spent all of
their time together, and hung out with the same group of people. It wasn't
until the day before Jeremy and his family moved across the country that they
discovered their attraction to one another.
Fifteen years later, they reunite
by chance in New York City.
Both are in relationships and have established a routine in their lives. But
routines and relationships are shaken as they begin to spend time together once
again. Old feelings and connections are still strong and the passion that
pulls them together is a powerful, soul-searing call neither man can deny.
As each deals with the issues in
their own relationships, they begin to question whether the comfort of what
they know is more powerful than the pull of what they could have been…and what they
might become. Struggling to find the answer, only their hearts can reveal
if they are meant for each other.
After the failure of his relationship with Jeremy, Andrew Jamieson threw himself into the routine of his high powered job on Wall Street. After two years, however, he is unable to quell the longing in his heart, a place Jeremy once filled. That is, until he meets Peter, the local bartender in Jeremy’s favorite watering hole. Peter is hot, sweet, sensitive and…masterful. He brings out a side of Andrew he never knew he had and he can’t get enough. However, when the same issues arise that caused his relationship to fail with Jeremy, Andrew fears he's destined to ruin his chances with Peter. Will Andrew love Peter enough to let himself have the one guy in the world who could be meant for him?
Publisher’s note: Skating For Gold
was originally published in the Friends to Lovers anthology.
Publisher’s note: It Was Always You was originally published
in the Friends to Lovers anthology/