Licensed counselor, Dare Wilson, works with troubled kids, and that's how he meets Ryan Spencer's nephew. The kid is reeling from his mother's death, and Dare wants to help. He wants to help Ryan out, too. Their chemistry is immediate, but Dare knows he cares for Ryan, too. Dare thinks they'll fit right into his quiet life, but he should know better than to think everything will go smoothly. Suddenly, Dare is involved in a violent domestic violence dispute, a life-threatening situation with a client, and terrible problems with an old employee. Add in a newspaper reporter who makes him headline news, and makes a big deal out of Dare being gay, and all of a sudden, Dare is the one who needs help. Can he and Ryan face all of their problems and make it through together?
No! Darrin tried to cling to sleep. Ignore it. Cover head with
pillow. Now he heard a muffled ringing, damn it. He was going to change
the tune on that thing. He was so tired of hearing those irritating,
high-pitched tones. He reached over to the table by the bed and cursed
again when he knocked the phone onto the floor. Okay! Throw the pillow,
scooch over and stretch for the damn thing.
“Gotcha.” He dragged the still singing phone up and put it to his ear. Nothing. Oh yeah, open it.
“’Lo?” he managed, sounding as rumbly as he felt after the three hours sleep he’d gotten.
“Dare? You up?” Well, duh.
“No, Sis. Why are you calling me at the crack of dawn?”
“Dare, it’s eight-thirty. The crack was a couple of hours ago.”
Well, since I got to bed at about five-thirty, that means it’s the
crack for me. So what’s so important you had to call me this early?”
“You’re not going to like it.”
“I already don’t like it. Tell me now before I wake up.”
knew he was going to hate what was coming. He knew it was close to
their mom’s birthday and that Melanie was going to ask him to do
something, something with his mom. Not a good combination, he and his