Sometimes love hits you when you least expect it.
When nineteen year old, Rick Steele was back home for summer break in Dayton after living at the dorms at Ohio State University in Columbus, he expected three months off to relax and do nothing.
His single-working mother, Jenny, had other plans. She and Rick's sisters, Connie and Rhonda thought having an exchange student from Italy would be just the ticket to revving up their free time.
Elia Gianni was thrilled to take a break from college and spend time in America. No, it wasn't New York, or LA, but still, it was the United States of America. Elia arrived at Dayton airport, ready for the American experience, a chance of a lifetime.
The only problem the host Steele family had upon Elia's arrival, was.
They expected a woman.
When Rick first set eyes on the fantastic Italian stud, he fell head over heels for him.
With the family in a tailspin, and Rick still not 'out' to his family, Elia's arrival knocked everyone off their feet, most of all, the big, macho athlete, Rick.
Suddenly having to share his bedroom with a gorgeous Italian exchange student, Rick was forced into making too many decisions before he was mentally prepared to do so.
And for Elia, meeting blond, blue-eyed Rick Steele, was just what he needed for one heck of an American adventure.
I would like to introduce a brand new unpublished author, Michael Zephyr, whose short story, Above and Below the Surface is an added bonus in celebration of my fiftieth published novel. Enjoy.