Nook Island Book 1
- Center of Gravity
When life comes apart at the seams, love is the only thread that can mend it
Accountant Rob Macomb has a stable job that he's good at and... that's about it. A year of nothing but heartache leaves him seeking refuge from loneliness and grief behind spreadsheets, punishing daily runs, and the occasional anonymous tryst. He wants only to bury the past and focus on his career, but he has one last task to complete: pack up his parent's quaint beachside house and put it on the market.
Alex Andrews is a budding artist with a penchant for Converse, Cracker Jack, and piercings. Family turmoil sidelines his dreams of finishing art school and building a career in three-dimensional design, and now he's doing whatever he can to keep everyone afloat.
When Alex shows up as a part of the moving crew hired to help Rob clean out the house, what should be a simple move becomes far more complex. Because it's not the first time they've met, and their last encounter was memorable for all the wrong reasons.
The attraction between them is undeniable and intense, but Rob's hell-bent on pushing everyone away, and Alex is on the verge of spinning out of control. Can a grumpy accountant and a bootstrapping artist find their center of gravity together, or are they on a collision course to heartbreak?
An emotionally-charged, slow burn m/m romance featuring an age gap, hurt/comfort themes, and a hard-won happily ever after. This is the standalone first in the Nook Island, Georgia series.
- 3 To Be Read lists
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Bad Breakup, Beach Romance, Death of Parent, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, One Night Stand, Opposites Attract, Pets Are 'Portant, Slow Burning Love, Smartass Twinks, Thrill of the Chase
Word Count: 97000
Setting: coastal Georgia
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters