By Charley Descoteaux
A man isn’t defined by the worst moments in his past, but they can be hard as hell to leave behind.
Fresh starts are overrated. I’ve lived in Gaynor Beach my whole life, and I’m damn proud of it. I miss my wife like hell, and a grumpy mechanic may not make the best single dad, but the kids and I are doing okay right here. They’re not complaining—maybe because they’re never home. Teenagers.
Then a fresh start falls into my lap when the hottest man I’ve ever seen has his car quit on him. And if I can’t forget the feel of his arms around me when he rode on the back of my bike…well, nobody needs to know that except me.
But now Micah’s introducing me to worlds I’ve never been a part of before, or even imagined I could be. Worlds with chains and explosive chemistry and adventures much bigger than our rides in the Southern California sunshine. Being with him feels like the biggest risk I’ve ever taken—and not everyone in town wants us to take this chance together.
I hope we can hang on when the ride gets bumpy.
JAKE is an angsty opposites-attract Romance in the Single Dads of Gaynor Beach world with a grumpy mechanic, a sunshiney high school teacher with a secret, size difference and a few first times, and three teenagers who are more perceptive than their parents bargained for.
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