Duke Smith is ready to leave Granter’s Corner, the little backwater town in which he’d lived for twenty-eight years. Since his mother has recently died and his father’s in prison, there’s no need for him to stick around. His only good memories of the place are those moments spent with Evan Harper, his boyhood friend and first love. Evan left when they were eighteen, and while Duke never resented him for it, he has missed him.
Evan Harper is on his way to San Diego where his SEAL team has been stationed, but he has to make one stop along the way. He’s missed only one thing from his life in Granter’s Corner, and that’s Duke Smith. When they reconnect, Evan is thrilled to know their feelings haven’t changed during the years they were apart.
Duke already has plans to relocate to the coast, and moving in with Evan is a golden opportunity he can’t resist. Could fate be finally giving them a chance now that both of them have said goodbye to the past?
I just love T.A. Chase, and this one was right up there on the must buy list.
It just amazes me how someone can put such an amazing tale in so few pages. The depth of emotion, the story, character building.
This time we’ve got two guys, have loved each other for years. One got out and had a life, career, one stayed and managed best he could. Both never forgot either one.
Duke’s mother passes away and finally he is free to leave. With no love loss for the town or the people, gives one final speech, noticing Evan at the funeral. Thrilled that maybe he hasn’t missed he’s chance. They meet, the re-connection is amazing and in the afterglow, Duke finds out that Evan big speech and announcement was for nothing. Duke coming to his town.
These two a perfect for each other and all the secondary people just make it so much sweeter. Giving Evan a hard time, helping Duke out with the perfect HEA. Brilliant.