I'm not the obvious choice to run Burlington's coolest wine bar—quiet, brooding, clueless about tannin content, and always one wrong turn away from another downward spiral.
But no one seems to mind that I'm a wreck. Besides me. I just focus on getting through each shift until the night a beautiful stranger appears, looking as lost and damaged as I feel.
When a mutual friend calls in a favor, the sexy newcomer winds up crashing on my couch. I don't know if it's his melodic Cornish accent, or his ocean blue eyes, or the rock-hard body with the mysterious scars, but I get the feeling whatever happened to him runs far deeper than those wounds.
Having Jax in my home makes my chest warm. Makes me shiver. Makes me want more. But I've got a pile of baggage and I don't want to be a burden on anyone let alone a man who seems to have enough demons of his own.
Our chemistry is off the charts. His arms feel like home. The last thing I want is to screw this up. Is it wrong to hope we can heal each other? Or will one of us die trying?
Contains mature themes.
Dan Calley has been a professional voice-over artist for over twelve years. He's voiced many projects, from advertisements to documentaries to audiobooks to character work on his award-winning cult comedy sitcom podcast, where he not only voices over ten different characters, but edits, sound designs, and produces the whole thing. He also did stand-up for ten years, reaching the BBC New Comedy Award final in 2011. Since then he's also been an actor, recently starring in the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. He currently has over forty audiobooks under his belt and has managed to build a tidy following through his narration work. As such, Dan has recently been nominated for two Goodreads M/M Romance Members' Choice Awards: best audiobook narration of the year for Garrett Leigh's Redemption and all-time favorite m/m narrator.