Rating: 3 stars out of 5
After a bar fight gone horribly wrong, Clint is on the run, tired, hungry, and desperate to get out of Texas and across the border as fast as he can. But more than anything, he needs a place to relax and feel safe—at least for a little while. Searching for work, he stumbles into a cantina on the beach and runs into its owner. Jack might be a little older and a little worldlier, but the two men have enough in common to form a fast friendship that soon spills over into the bedroom.
But Clint isn’t the only who’s done things he isn’t proud of, things he’d rather keep hidden. Both of them have to be ready to drop everything and run if the past gets too close, and that’s no foundation for a relationship—especially since the truth always comes out eventually.
This was a nice story. When we meet Clint he is pretty down on his luck and really needs someone to support him. Jack steps right up to take that job even is Clint is still wary of what could happen if someone find him. These characters both build friendships with each other before they explore if they can be more and it gives them a pretty firm base to start from.
I really felt for Clint when I read how scared he was of his past coming to get him and how eager he was to do almost anything for some food and a little comfortable sleep. Jack is worldlier but really is as alone as Clint in his personal life and grabs onto their relationship with both hands. These two complement each other well and while they slowly tip toe around each other at first open up quickly once they know that is an option.
Cover art by Alexandria Corza is a wonderful picture of the background of this story.
ebook, 55 pages
Published: 2nd edition, April 10, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English