Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado, where you’ll enjoy beautiful mountain views and the opportunity to study at one of two prestigious universities—if you can afford to live there.
Jason Davis is in pain. Still smarting from a bad breakup, he struggles to pay both halves of an overwhelming mortgage and balance the books at his floundering business. As if the emotional and financial pain weren’t enough, the agony of a years-old shoulder injury keeps him up at night. When he faces a choice between medication and insomnia, he takes a friend’s advice and gives acupuncture a try.
Acupuncturist Michael Whitman is a single dad striving to make ends meet, and his landlord just hiked the rent. When new patient Jason, a referral from a mutual friend, suggests a roommate arrangement could benefit them both, Michael seizes the opportunity.
Getting a roommate might be the best idea Jason’s ever had—if it weren’t for his attraction to Michael, who seems to be allergic to wearing shirts in the house. Still, a little unresolved sexual tension is a small price to pay for pain and financial relief. He’ll keep his hands and feelings to himself since Michael is straight… isn’t he?
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, June 2012.
Second Edition published by Riptide Publishing, June 2014.
Jason Davis injured his shoulder in a biking accident several years ago and has been living with chronic pain in his shoulder since. Nights and nights of sleepless, pain-filled nights has him finally giving into his friends’ hassling about seeing an acupuncturist…. he can’t afford it, since losing his boyfriend and gaining the other half of his mortgage and running a business now without a business partner… he just can’t seem to keep his head above water… throw in, endless, unbearable shoulder pain and he’s a few steps passed desperate…
P.S. this story is solely from his POV.
That’s where he meets Michael…. convinced the guy is a voodoo doctor who’s going to tell him something ridiculous that won’t work, he’s surprised to find that it actually does! Fortunately and unfortunately….. Fortunately, because he gets some semblance of peace from an otherwise unbearable shoulder but unfortunately because we all know how expensive doctor visits are and he can’t afford visits as often as he needs them…
However, Michael is divorced and new to Tucker Springs because his family up and moved there, including his son. He also knows how expensive it is… so when Jason offers a roommate situation to help alleviate all of their troubles, it should be a bonus right?
Did I mention that Michael is straight and Jason is ridiculously attracted to him? Yea! That shouldn’t make things awkward, should it? Muahaha, this is where things get good.
Is Michael reaaaally straight? Or did his upbringing and conservative community make him wish he was? One thing is for sure, he’s just as attracted to Jason as Jason is, him.
One thing I didn’t like was literally the night before something huge happens to flip Jason and everything he thought on his head…. He and Michael have a conversation outside on the patio and Michael, flat out lies. Like, where he could’ve just been honest, because of what takes place the never next night… but, he was adamant. It left me confused… I was like, what? What just happened?
But, whatever…. to each his own I guess, I just didn’t understand…
What I loved was Michael’s support from his ex-wife and son. I’m used to seeing vindictive, troublemakers who make a coming out, all about them. It was nice he had the support and his kid worried more about a pudding cup that his dad having a boyfriend lol
I also liked the friend, Seth… where things could’ve been awkward, they weren’t there either…. nothing but support. I wish it was always like that, for everyone!
For a minute, the back and forth between Jason and Michael was aggravating. I hated how they’d jump in then Michael would regret it then he’d say let’s do it, then backtrack after sex. But, I guess it’s all just part of it… they got theirs in the end…
Because this one was so great, I went ahead and just got the rest of the series haha! Looking forward to the rest of it!
4 pieces of eye candy from me!