Abused horrifically as a boy, Nick Mathers has come to terms with his existence as a man. Mostly. Other days life seems a little much. Especially when Nick knows he’ll always be alone.
On those days his thoughts turn black. He walks the Norfolk coast and considers the frigid embrace of the waves. And then, one stormy night, he finds someone who’s tasted just that. The beautiful stranger on the beach is near death, and Nick rushes him home to slowly nurse back to health. As he does, he finds a love unlike any other.
Owen Butler’s body is as warm as the sea was cold, his heart as big as an ocean. And Owen is a man who swears to repay the favor. Nick can yet be saved from himself, and he will see that he is indeed a man ... worth keeping.
This was a beautiful story of two broken souls who came into each other's lives right when they needed them the most.
Utterly heartbreaking moments and a horrid past that had me nearly in tears. Nick's story was gut-wrenching. Although incredibly sad moments throughout, as with all Susan Mac Nicol books... there's amazing chemistry, steamy delicious scenes and funny banter with quirky characters. Some moments had me laughing hysterically, especially the "abortive blowjob"! There were also great supporting characters. I LOVE Socks!! And Don!! What a great man, father and friend... blunt and hilarious!