Big, burly CEO Abe Behr is dismayed to discover someone—possibly a family member—is stealing from Behr Construction, which primarily employs Behr relatives. Abe takes the unprecedented step of hiring an outsider, likeable CPA Jeff Mason, to go over the books and help find the culprit. They are drawn to each other as they talk to workers, including Abe’s two younger brothers and their shifty cousin.
Since he has sacrificed romance all his life to build the business, Abe’s surprised by his feelings for the handsome Jeff. He’s even more shocked when they are confronted by bigotry in the Sierra Nevada foothills community, which is being inundated by gays moving from the San Francisco area. As he and Jeff get closer, Abe must come to grips with coming out to a family and community that aren’t very tolerant. Fortunately, being the head Behr helps him find his footing and grab onto love when it bites him.
The third in a series that says can be read as stand alone, but either I missed something by not reading the previous book or it just wasn’t in this one.
I had a hard time getting to know these two. Maybe because we’ve so much other stuff going on, and not enough time with just the two MC’s. Between the family being upset that Abe hired an outsider, Abe deciding that maybe he’s switching sides after all these years, and the town itself being a negative environment to live, you hardly had time to take a minute to breathe.
I however, did enjoy the fact that even though Abe is a steadfast family man he’s determined to make this work with Jeff and save his company.