As if being a deeply closeted gay man living in the South isn’t enough, Justice Crawford also suffers from a crippling anxiety disorder. Flying cross country to be the best man in his best friend’s wedding probably isn’t the best idea, right? Forced back into the closet after being rejected by his family, Justice has given up on the idea of finding acceptance and love. He has allowed his disorder and his troubled past to keep him from taking a chance, but love might just find him where he least expects it… in Seattle.
Sailor and charter boat captain Nic Valentine is still reeling from the unexpected death of his father, when the man of his dreams—literally—falls into his lap. He thinks he’ll never see the man again, but fate has other plans. Nic tries to resist the charms of adorably quirky, nervous Justice, because he has no desire to get tangled up with another closet case. But when life keeps throwing them together, will Nic decide that Justice might be a keeper after all?
Super cute and adorable, funny and sweet. If it hadn't been for a couple of things missed during editing (unphased vs. unfazed, excepting vs accepting, among others), and some plot points that weren't fully addressed, the experience would have been even more enjoyable.
Loved both main characters, loved to hate on Rich (what the hell was his deal?), and loved how well the author described the inner workings of Justice's mind.
Nicely done, new to me author. Gimme another one, yeah? Perhaps the next one could be about Rich, and what's going on with Rory, m'kay?
Justice is a wee bit high strung, plagued by anxiety that's rooted in his coming out experience, which made him go right back into the closet. When he flies to Seattle to attend the wedding of his best friend Rory, he meets super hot guy on the plane.
Super hot guy turns out to be a boat captain Nic Valentine, who's out and proud. When Nic comes face to face with Justice again, the attraction can no longer be denied.
I adored both characters' personalities, and I loved that the author gave Justice time to grow, time to figure himself out and find strength he didn't know he had. I even liked the drama, the to and fro, as well as the climatic ending where Justice finally has something worth fighting for, worth forgetting his anxiety and worth embracing.