Sam Rhodes and Devlin Young meet at a motorcycle club prior to going to a big rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. Their attraction seems to be mutual. Sam proves to be very resistant to Devlin's desire to be more overt about their relationship. Despite requests from Sam and warnings from his Mom and Dad to lay low about his sexuality in that setting, Devlin keeps pushing. With such a big difference between Sam and Dev can what they might have survive until they get home?
G. A. Hauser does her usual superb job of presenting the various challenges and joys of gay males. This time two gay men have very different views of the amount of privacy that should rule their behavior. The author does a great job showing what can happen being obviously gay in an overtly macho situation. I think she covers the bases well showing that there are all kinds of people in society and each has a public and private persona usually by choice not necessarily because of fear.
Sam, Devlin and Tony are well done as various points on the spectrum. Tony's militant anti gay behavior almost gets Devlin raped when his fear of discovery is pushed too far. When back within his sphere of safety Sam becomes the kind of man Devlin wanted him to be when out of his preferred milieu.
This is a well crafted novel that can be just fun with some great eroticism or what I think is a very comprehensive example of the part respect for differences has to play in any relationship.