Elementary school teacher Ryan Eriksson is devastated when his best friend Marguerite is killed, leaving her two young children orphaned. Helping Archer with his new responsibilities eases his grief, but when Archer offers him custody of the children, Ryan's left with an impossible choice: get the family he's always wanted, or respect Margie's wishes and convince Archer to give parenting-and his heritage-a chance.
To buy time, Ryan promises to stay for the summer, hoping that Archer will change his mind and fall for the kids. But Archer's reluctant, and the growing attraction between him and Ryan complicates matters. Legal decisions must be made, and soon, before Ryan returns to school. But with hearts involved, more than just the children's future is on the line.
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Very well written. Archer starts the story with a heartbreaking view of his childhood and eventually becomes a man who has built so many walls around his heart you wonder if he even has one. Narcissistic and self indulgent, he only looks out for himself; except for the tiniest piece of his heart that belongs to his sister. Ryan is a man built to care for and love others. He wants nothing more that to build a family with someone who loves him. He selflessly gives and gives and gives. This one takes a bit to get to the happy ending because Archer is so damaged. I liked that Ryan isn't willing to let go of his dreams and in the end it's so worth it. Adult read