Andy Holcomb, heir apparent to the Holcomb Oil Empire, is keeping a secret from his family. When his "good old boy" grandfather uncovers it, Andy is tossed out and disinherited. With nothing but forty bucks and some clothes, Andy leaves Texas and joins the Marines.
Bryan Moore grew up in the projects of Chicago, the oldest son of a mixed-race father and white mother. When tragedy strikes his family, Bryan does his best to help his hard-working mom raise his three siblings. After high school, Bryan joins the Marines so he can send money home to continue helping his family.
After proudly serving their country for eight years then spending six months unable to find employment, a chance meeting at the VA brings Bryan and Andy together when a stranger offers them a job on a cattle farm. Both Andy and Bryan eagerly jump at the opportunity.
A bond of friendship is immediately formed, and though Andy is gay and Bryan considers himself straight, it holds no judgment. Spending all of their time living and working together tests their relationship on many levels. Andy knows what he wants even though he's not Bryan's type. Bryan is confused by his changing feelings for Andy though he can't deny the attraction. Neither one is willing to wreck the best friendship they’ve ever had.
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Interracial Relationship
Word Count: 97000
Setting: Arlo, Kentucky
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters