Wesley Ryan has fond memories of the small Ozark town of El Dorado. Seeing it as a safe place to put his failed relationships behind him, Wesley moves into his grandparents’ old home and takes over the local veterinary clinic. An early morning visit from Travis and his dog stirs feelings that Wesley seeks to push away—the last thing he needs is to fall for a man with baggage and three kids as part of the package.
Life, it seems, has other plans.
It's the story of Travis, a bisexual man who's grieving the death of his wife. His pain is real and all-consuming; not an easy read at times. The reader is fully immersed in Travis's life, pain and all, by the time he meets the out and proud Wesley. What follows is an even more emotional journey as he's forced to deal with his bisexual feelings.
This story is full of rage, fear, and a whole lot of painful barbs. Travis is not an easy man to deal with at the beginning, and he definitely takes out his anger on the cute vet. Of course, there are doubts on both sides, making for a great rollercoaster of emotions. There is also some great sexual tension, that ultimately is lyrically described.
They live in a small town, with a history a homophobia. Luckily, they have some support with a slew of wonderful secondary characters, including Wendy and Travis' kids, who add immensely to the story.