To help out his sister, Scott moved to the small town of Montgomery, where there isn’t much to do and no one for him to date. Well, there’s one other openly gay man in town—Henry ‘Cole’ Porter, a widower who runs the school library, but after one drunken night together, Cole has kept his distance. Scott is used to that. He spends a lot of time working out, and from the slow way he talks and the frat house atmosphere at the fire station where he works, it’s easy to assume he’s stupid. Most people are happy to admire his body and assume that’s all he wants from them, and deep down, Scott is too afraid to try asking for more.
Which is why Scott has been secretly pining after Cole for months when some of the town’s nosier residents decide Cole has been single long enough. They have a plan to throw every professional gay man in a thirty-mile radius Cole’s way, whether he likes it or not. Their list of candidates doesn’t include Scott, and Scott’s insecurities prevent him from stepping forward—even when it seems as though Cole is asking him to.
Cole is everything Scott isn’t; highly educated, stylish, with refined tastes. He’s also stubborn and sarcastic, and not nearly as smart about the workings of his own heart as people might think. It might take a lot of the wrong men for him to realize the right one has been in front of him all along.
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About the Author
I am a published author who writes whatever she feels like, though mostly m/m romance at the moment. I have a weakness for strong-minded characters doing unspeakably hot things to each other and I think dirty martinis are for the weak. My turn ons are too many to list, but they include smart people, tailored suits with serious ties, shoulder holsters, funny people, sacrifices made for love, power struggles, the walking wounded, bravery, and good old-fashioned shameless sluts. My stories, like my moods, switch between fluff and sugar and pain and angst. So... something for everyone??
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It was a cute book that I really enjoyed reading. Scott finds out that the knitting club in the town that he works as a firefighter and EMT are planning to set up Cole, the town's gay school librarian, with a date or two. The women of the knitting club have determined that Cole has been alone long enough after his husband had died. This was a cute story. Scott was one of those good and kind guys that didn't have a mean bone in his body, but he definitely missed the nuances in verbal communication. Scott is one of those guys who is nice down to his core and wants to help people. He’s an EMT and firefighter, so he does that as a profession. But it’s not only that. He moved to his sister’s town in order to help her out with her kids, who he dearly loves. He talks cats out of the tree. He tries to be pleasant to others. But one thing he doesn’t have is the right words. Words, at times, overwhelm him. He misses the nuances and subtext in conversations. And that’s why when the leader of the town knitting club asks him if he knows if Cole, their gay, widowed school librarian, is seeing someone, he becomes tongued and upset. The knitting club has taken it upon themselves to play matchmaker for Cole, who they think has been single long enough. Scott is not on their “approved” list of eligible men for Cole, even though Scott would dearly love to be, all because they think Scott is a dumb guy in a gorgeous and fit body. And so, Scott gets to watch as the knitting club members start to parade men past Cole, all the while Scott can clearly see that Cole doesn’t like them. Because Scott might not pick up what someone is subtly trying to tell him, but oh boy, he knows Cole from surreptitiously watching him from afar…since the night the two of them hooked up. I loved Scott. That guy had a heart of gold. I was rooting for him from the start. I had a little harder time connecting to Cole because the book is in Scott’s POV, and let’s face it, he really did miss and misinterpret what people were trying to say to him. (It’s not until later, almost to the end of the book, do we find out Cole’s communication barrier.) Scott would get nervous and babble about working out and health tips, just adding to the perception that he was an “empty head.” But there were wonderful times that Scott’s simple diction showed his profound observations in life. I do have to send a shout out to Scott’s fire station buddies, especially Tiny. For a group of big, tall, straight guys, they sure had Scott’s “romantic back.” And equal but opposite strong reaction on my part was for the knitting club, Kathy in particular. I so wanted someone – either Scott’s sister Angie or Cole – to verbally cut her down in size. The pretentious busybodies in that group made me want to shake my NOOK.
He has two kids, Dewart or Dewy being almost three and his baby girl Sophia or Sophie at eight months old cx He is now married to Kayson.