Thanks to an abusive father and a string of bad relationships, Riley McCage learned the hard way that people are not kind without a reason. Now, after landing a job at popular gay bar Pot O Gold, Riley is on the right track–until the night Boxer finds him drunk and drugged in the back room of an exclusive sex party.
Donald “Boxer” Boxwood wasn’t looking for anything beyond some casual kink until he peeled Riley off the floor and gave him a safe place to stay. But there’s something compelling about the guy crashing on his couch, and the two forge an instant friendship that eases into unmistakable attraction. Despite Riley’s hesitancy, Boxer knows one thing to be true: he needs Riley in his life.
Riley risked everything to run away and build a new life for himself, and his secrets aren’t something he’d ever wish upon his kind, gentle new friend. But when the past comes to call, he’ll have no choice but to put his trust in Boxer…and believe people can change enough to deserve a second chance.
Even though this is book two, and book one charaters do cross over, this can be read as a standalone.
Unlike book one, this one is much more personal drama. Don’t get me wrong, bk 1 has personal drama. But this one is all personal drama.
Between the drama with Riley being thrown out, then years later the jerk boyfriend ex-boyfriend. Dealing with his feelings for Boxer and Boxer need to help.
Boxer is such a kind soul, wants to help everyone and everything. And more often then not, this is used against him. So when he rescues Riley from a bad situation and discovers that his feelings are running deeper than friendship, Riley has a hard time believe he not another stray just be rescued.
What I really enjoyed was the friend to lovers that we had with these two. Learning each other, and the friends they surround themselves with. Even though this book this is about Riley and Boxer you will find the friends play a big part and at times take a more important role and take over the story. And I found because of that I wasn’t able to get the connect I wanted between the two main that they deserved.