In the late-night quiet of the caravan park shower room, Lon Taylor washes away the filth of the Western Australian mines. He’s not looking for anyone, but when Casey offers, Lon doesn’t turn him down.
Welcoming the young man in his big, hairy arms, Lon provides a safety to Casey that he has never known, and Casey wants to stay forever. Still reeling from the breakup of his family years ago, Lon’s not sure he’s ready for the responsibility of the comfort and security Casey craves.
But perhaps Lon can risk opening his heart again and hoping for a brighter future. Casey has some pretty big skeletons in his past to deal with. And Lon wonders what Casey will do when he finds out how badly Lon failed at protecting the ones he loved eight years ago.
Despite feeling like a trite porn (public showers, bear and twink) set up in the blurb, this is actually a sweet, sexy romance that thoughtful looks at recovering from abuse and finding safety and love in a romantic relationship.
Casey is a wonderful multifaceted character and so is Lon. I don’t want to give to much away but both have lots of issues to work through and they do so with out drama (but for one moment) and seek therapy which is grand to see in a book.
The setting in the caravan park is unique as is Lon’s job as a miner.
Very good read.