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by E. Davies

“It's time to stop running away.”

Private security contractor Orion Miele is only back in Hidden Creek long enough to help his Gramma get better. Orion never expected to fall for the only brown-eyed beauty he turned down in high school... one who needs his protection now. Juggling his responsibilities might get messy.

Gabriel Spicer can't wait to get out of this town and his cousin's fixed-up shed, far away from his clingy ex. He works at the Mieles' farm produce stall to save up for the big move to Houston, where his life will get better. But meeting his high school crush all over again throws his careful plans awry.

The walled garden designs Gabriel loves to sketch have nothing on the walls around his heart. While Orion comes to terms with being bi, Gabriel realizes that leaving isn't all it's cracked up to be. What he needs is shelter... here, in Orion's arms.

Welcome to Hidden Creek, Texas, where the heart knows what it wants, and where true love lives happily ever after. Every Men of Hidden Creek novel can be read on its own, but keep an eye out for familiar faces around town! This book contains a sweetly scheming grandma, a guy who thinks he’s straight, and a sketchbook full of hopes and dreams.

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Publisher: Independently Published
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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay, Questioning
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Bodyguard/Guardian Angel, Coming Home, Coming Out / Closeted, Find Love and Come Out, Gay for You / Straight to Gay, Meet Cute, Opposites Attract, Out for You, Rescue, Second Chances, Smartass Twinks
Word Count: 59000
Setting: USA, Texas, Hidden Creek
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters

Suggested series reading order:

SHELTER by E. Davies
SHIELD by Max Hawthorn
STORM by HJ Welch
STAY by Avery Ford
SERVE by Ian O. Lewis
SCORE by A. E. Wasp

ASHES by HJ Welch
ALLURE by Blake Roland
ACHE by Alison Hendricks
ALWAYS by Dillon Hunter
ALLIED by Max Hawthorn
ADORE by E. Davies

MIRACLE by E. Davies
MILESTONE by J Hayden Bailey
METTLE by Max Hawthorn
MELODY by Blake Roland
MISTLETOE by Alison Hendricks

RADIANT by Blake Roland
REALIZE by Susan Hawke
RESCUE by Alison Hendricks
REVEAL by HJ Welch
RISE by J Hayden Bailey

About the Author

E. Davies grew up moving constantly, which taught him what people have in common, the ways relationships are formed, and the dangers of “miscellaneous” boxes. As a young gay author, Ed prefers to tell feel-good stories that are brimming with hope.

He writes full-time, goes on long nature walks, tries to fill his passport, drinks piña coladas on the beach, flees from cute guys, coos over fuzzy animals (especially bees), and is liable to tilt his head and click his tongue if you don't use your turn signal.

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