Maple Springs - Book 2
What happens when two stars collide?
The first lesson Colin Gardner ever learned was not to trust. The second was that love hurts. Growing up in an abusive family, he turned to the night sky for comfort and buried himself in science. It wasn’t easy being the only gay guy in school and Colin made peace with the fact that he’d never fall in love. He won’t risk that pain. Especially not for a guy who’s never dated men before. No matter how much he’s tempted.
“I don’t believe in love. It only gets you hurt.”
Charlie Keller doesn’t date. How could he risk his kid growing attached to someone when it might not last? The divorced dad’s life revolves around his daughter, his dog, and his job as Maple Springs’ resident handy-man. But when Charlie helps Colin out in a pinch, his world changes forever. Charlie can’t ignore his attraction to Colin, but he can’t act on it either - can he?
“Being with you changes everything. I’ve never done this before.”
As winter deepens, things between Charlie and Colin heat up, as the men are drawn into each other’s orbit. But when Charlie’s ex-wife threatens to move his daughter across the country, he realizes his worst fears might come true. And when Colin’s past comes calling, it raises demons he’s not sure he’s strong enough to fight. Will Colin and Charlie’s love flame out, or can they find a way to make a new constellation - just for the two them?
Beneath Orion is Book 2 in the Maple Springs series. While each book focuses on different characters and can be read on its own, they're even more fun to read together. Beneath Orion is a 55,000 word steamy, contemporary, gay-for-you M/M romance. No cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA.
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Tropes: Age Difference, First Time, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Hurt / Comfort, Single Again
Word Count: 55000
Setting: Minnesota, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters