Griffith Ernde missed his father’s funeral because he was drunk. When he made it to the cemetery, the gates closed with him on the inside. Griff ends up in a cell at the local precinct house charged with trespassing, and with no way to salvage the day. No doubt about, it’s a personal low in his life. Then his luck changed when Kory Watts joined him in the cell.
Kory Watts has a knack for being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Stood up on a blind date at a local club, Kory gets swept up in a drug raid and lands in a cell with an inebriated stranger. When his drug test comes back clean, the duty sergeant offers Kory a deal: if he takes Griff home, they both can go with no charges. It’s not a deal Kory will refuse.
When Kory and Griff meet again, they agree to have a drink - of ice water. Neither man judges the other and it’s quickly apparent they share an attraction. As their budding relationship heats up, Kory wonders if he’s ready to get serious with a guy he just met no matter how well suited to each other they are. When Griff is suddenly charged with the murder of his father, Kory is ready to move heaven and earth to help prove him innocent, but it might not be enough to save what’s between them.
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Friday morning finally arrived. I sent a text to Griff, just to check in, and he sent back everything was set. At five minutes to twelve, I got a one-word text from him.
I didn’t even think about it before I sent my reply.
On my way!
I hit the off switch on my laptop and yelled for Leon. He appeared in the doorway.
“What’s up, other than your voice?”
I rolled my eyes at him. “I hate to ask you again, but can you close up this afternoon?”
“Sure. Smoke loves to sneak in here and sleep in your chair.”
“Of course he does. Thanks, man. I owe you.”
He grinned. “I’ll cash in my marker the day before the Smithfield Agility Trials.”
“Done! See ya Monday.” I didn’t wait for him to reply. I was out the door and into my car, headed to Griff’s place.
He opened the door before I could knock. I stepped inside and he grabbed me around the waist and backed me against the refrigerator. I cupped the back of his head and pulled him in for a rough kiss.