Tragedy brought them together. Love will forge them like steel.
The last thing Benny expected was to find himself in the middle of an active shooter event on campus. Canyondale University isn’t the type of place he imagined becoming the center of such brutality. After getting shot in the thigh, he would’ve been dead if not for the SWAT member who rushed to his aid at the moment one of the gunmen was bent on finishing the job.
An explosion of violence is a typical day for Wyatt. It’s his job to charge headfirst into the worst situations. This time is different. Downed by several bullets and left for dead, he might not have made it out alive if not for an unlikely hero—a young college student named Benny. Now, Wyatt can’t stay away from Benny. The man’s dry wit and courageous heart has him mesmerized.
Unfortunately, Wyatt’s near-death experience has his ex seeing the light and wanting him back.
Relationships built under such stressful circumstances aren’t known to last, especially when meddling exes are involved. Thankfully for Wyatt, Benny isn’t easily budged, and he’s not giving up his knight without a fight.
There are millions of reasons people could call Richie insane. Richie knows it’s only one—losing Bryce.
After an undercover operation went wrong, Richie spent two months in captivity. The experience left him with more issues than he can count. Everything he suffered at the hands of a drug lord is nothing compared to the hell he brought upon himself afterward by leaving the only man he’s ever loved—Bryce.
Each morning, Bryce rides the train to work while pretending he doesn’t feel his ex’s stare on his skin. Richie left him. Bryce shouldn’t care how the man feels. He wants to let it go. However, when the pair end up trapped in an elevator, and Richie breaks down, Bryce does the only thing he can think to do to reach Richie. He kisses him.
Bryce’s kiss gives Richie something he never thought to have again—hope. Now Richie can’t stop trying to win back the man of his dreams before it’s too late. He has one trick left up his sleeve that never fails. Richie knows how to set Bryce’s body on fire like no one else, and he’s not afraid to sink to that level to get what he wants.
Jayden is the guy everyone wants. Until they have him, that is. Now he’s done with love.
For months, Jayden tried winning back his ex while being chased by Darrel. It seemed like the minute he gave in to Darrel and the man won his heart, Darrel was done. That seems to be Jayden’s lot in life. Men want him until they have him. He’s the thrill of the chase. Now he’s done with men. With his broken heart held tight to his chest, Jayden intends to head to California and start over. Fate has other plans. One last day on the job is all that stands between Jayden and a new life. That, and the man holding him hostage at the bank.
Darrel has loved no one other than Jayden. It’s not Jayden’s fault Darrel is a screw-up. That’s all on Darrel. He’s never been good at holding a relationship together. That doesn’t mean he intends to let Jayden get away. There’s only one problem; he has to keep the man alive if he hopes to win him back. There’s no lengths Darrel won’t go to for Jayden. Even if it means Darrel has to walk away from Jayden, saving the man from him.