Kyle Shimoda is an asshole magnet, has been for as long as he can remember. At forty-seven, he doesn’t see much chance for improving his luck in love. His friends who run Buchanan House, a gay retreat on the central Oregon coast, know he wants to find “someone nice” to settle down with, and they set him up with Officer Brandon Smith. Kyle has a turbulent history with law enforcement, but he can’t deny his attraction to the buff cop.
Brandon has been a police officer in Lincoln City almost since the day he graduated from high school over thirty years ago. He’s cultivated the facade of a serious, disciplined law enforcement officer, but beneath his overdeveloped chest beats the soft heart of a drama queen. A cancer scare shifts Bran’s focus from finding a serious relationship to having as much sex as he can—putting his goals squarely at odds with Kyle’s. If he can’t find the courage to be honest about his feelings for Kyle, the happiness they’ve both been searching for could slip through their fingers.
This was a very well done story. Bran and Kyle were two complex characters. They both had a lot going on within themselves. Bran had somethings going on in his life that he needed to overcome, and some feelings he needed to let go. Kyle needed to let some stuff from his past go so that he could fully embrace what could be in his future. I really enjoyed watching these two characters grow and evolve. I think these two were good for each other. They took long enough dancing around each other that sometimes I wanted to smack them and tell them to get their shit together. The story was interesting and felt very real. The characters and their issues was resounded with me. I have enjoyed this whole series and this book didn’t disappoint.