Disowned by his conservative Peruvian parents, Lito Apaza headed for gay-friendly Atlanta. Resilient, charismatic, and successful, he's built a life on his terms-with a new family of friends and the unconditional love of his dog, Spot. Then his job forces him to relocate to tiny Black Lake, Alabama. Here, being fabulous isn't exactly the town motto. However, Lito can't help who he is any more than he can curb his feelings for a certain sexy ex-soldier.
A former dog handler in Afghanistan, Dave Schmidt now runs a volunteer K9 search-and-rescue team. Until he met Lito, his nights were free. As their hook-ups grow hotter, Dave and Lito have to admit this could be something nearer to romance. It's not what Lito expected. And Dave isn't used to the scrutiny of being visibly gay. Yet everything they've been secretly searching for could be right here in Black Lake. If Dave and Lito want a future together, one of them will have to make the first move . . .
Praise for Worth Waiting For
"A sexy new voice, full of promise. These heroes stole my heart!" --Annabeth Albert
"Sexy, fun and well written . . . the perfect book for a cozy night at home reading. I can't wait to see what Ms. Qualls has in store for us next. --J.L. Langley, bestselling author of The Tin Star
"A charming, sexy, and beautifully crafted tale that tugs at the heartstrings. Can't wait to read more from this talented author!" -Sara Brookes, award-winning author
"Qualls provides a sweet romance with some spice while tackling issues such as coming out as an adult, family relationships, and religious acceptance or denial of LGBTQ lifestyles."