Steve can’t believe that he spent the last few years busting his rear at work and now the boss brings in a ringer who might take the Foist account right from under his nose. To make matters worse, this man, Mark Richfield is a very hoity, toity Englishman who immediately rubs Steve the wrong way. It doesn’t help that Mark is like a looks like an angel, but immediately sets up to antagonize Steve from the start. This hostility is noted by everyone and when the management team goes away for the weekend Steve and Mark are thrown together at every turn in the name of team cooperation.
Things become complicated when their team gets lost out in the desert leaving Mark and Steve stranded for the night. Things quickly spiral out of control when they lose themselves in the moment and mind blowing sex occurs; the like that neither have ever experienced. The mood is shattered in the light of day when they are rescued and Steve learns that not only is Mark involved, but he is soon to be married. What can one man do when his feelings are out of control, but his lover is soon to be off limits in the heterosexual world?
Ms. Hauser has written a very creative story that explores the coming out of two very strong and compelling men. I love how Mark always commands the scene when he arrives, but underneath he has as many insecurities as everyone else. Steve never thought he would be drawn to another man, but one taste of Mark did it for him and he will move mountains to get his man.
Together they create enough heat to burn away any hesitations Mark could have if he will just open his eyes to all of the love that Steve has to give. Both Steve and Mark have to overcome family obligations and outside interference to find what they truly want. I look forward to seeing more of Mark and Steve in future books. Thanks go to Ms. Hauser for another compelling and moving story.