Ex-surfer-turned-businessman Liam Mallaney moved back to Holkham, Norfolk, to mourn the loss of his husband. Grief and loneliness keep him a solitary figure, and he likes it that way. There’s no room in his broken heart for anything else.
Rentboy Zac Payne left London and most of his demons behind, but he still only knows one way to make a living. When he spots Liam in a club one night, it seems he’s found his mark. But Liam proves nicer—and their connection far deeper—than he’d bargained for.
Their arrangement quickly becomes too complicated for Zac, who has other things on his mind: namely his BFF and wayward flatmate, Jamie. Zac owes Jamie the world, and even as Jamie’s drug addiction destroys all they have, Zac won’t leave him behind.
Besides, Liam knows nothing of Zac’s home life, too caught up in his own head to think much beyond the crazy heat he and Zac share. But when trouble comes to Zac’s door, putting his life in danger, Liam must set his grief and anger aside to pick up the pieces of Zac’s shattered heart and his own.First, OMG, OMG, you’re in my ‘hood this time! (well my old one) Downham Market, King’s Lynn, Cromer if we wanted seaside! I was so happy/sad. Gosh, I miss that area.
Okay fine, the book! It’s a 5 STAR I’m done.
So much sadness, Liam, locking himself away grief and pain. His dogs Jazz and Dave giving him the only real joy now. Zac, misguided loyalties because of old friendships, heartache and the need to fix and heal.
They meet, Zac and Liam, neither one expecting much. Both realizing pretty fast that it was more than they had bargained for. Neither one is ready for that.
As they both get into this semi comfortable rhythm, life throws a curve ball.
So many strong characters in this one, so much to deal with, and they all do. Zac and Liam, wow, those two are perfect. Liam ‘family’. wanting to help, and in there crazy way, I guess they did. Even Jamie, in the end, cleaned up and did the right thing.