Age truly has no bounds. Just because someone is young in age, doesn’t mean the person is not mature enough to know what they want in life.
Everyone Chris has loved one time or another has left him. His parents, Randy…..when he meets Lance all he can think about is that Lance is so young, he will meet someone else when he is older. He is not confident in himself when it comes to love. Can he over some it for Lance?
Lance meets Chris while delivering for the bakery his cousin runs. He is smitten from the first moment he sees Chris and knows he has to have some of that. He is tired of the games people his age play. Once he and Chris are “friends” he finds himself wanting to settle down with Chris. Not give up his dreams, just slightly change them. Now all he needs to do is make Chris see that he may be young, but once he knows what he wants, he doesn’t change his mind.
Portland, Oregon, aka Hotlandia, where the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are ready to serve everything piping hot, fresh, and ready to go—like the hard-working, hard-bodied men behind the counters—with no reservations…
Sure, Chris O’Neal has problems. His restaurant is still co-owned by his ex. His flannel-and-tattoos style is making him accidentally trendy. He can’t remember the last time he went out and had fun. But he’s not lonely, he’s driven. And the hot bakery delivery boy is not his problem, no matter how sweet his buns.
Chris is old enough to know Lance Degrassi’s sculpted good looks and clever double entendres spell nothing but trouble. Lance is still in college—he should be hitting the clubs and the books, chasing guys his own age, not pursuing some gruff motorcycle-riding workaholic. Especially when he’ll be leaving for grad school in a few months. But Lance keeps hanging around, lending a hand, charming Chris to distraction. Maybe some steaming hot no-strings indulgence won’t hurt.
Then again, maybe it will…
About the Author
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency.