“Romance readers will eagerly devour this upbeat contemporary and look forward to Ellis’s next.” —Publishers Weekly
Jeremiah Stewart’s sexuality is no one’s business. Not that he’s hiding it. When—if—he finds the right one, he’ll absolutely introduce him to Mom. But a late-night brush with a sexy stranger in too much lip gloss has him rethinking nearly everything…
To Collin Galloway, direction is a four-letter word. Sure, he hates his job, he hates living with his parents and he really hates watching everyone move on without him. But he doesn’t know what he wants to do, long-term, and he won’t figure it out by thirsting over Jeremiah, the superhot, superintense paramedic who is suddenly everywhere Collin looks.
When Jeremiah’s faced with losing all he’s worked so hard to build, he reluctantly accepts Collin’s help. They’re both determined to stay professional…which works about as well as either would imagine. But Collin only does closets with clothes, and Jeremiah has to decide if he’s finally found the one worth bringing home to Mom.
Book 1: Jeremiah
Book 2: André
Also by Jayce Ellis
Book 1: Learned Behaviors
Book 2: Learned Reactions
Legal secretary Collin Galloway's first encounters with paramedic Jeremiah Stewart are anything but sexy, but they're drawn to each other anyway in Ellis's heartwarming contemporary debut, the first in the High Rise series. The two meet by chance when Jeremiah offers to help escort home Collin's intoxicated best friends, Lizzie and Ryan, after a night out. They continue to run into each other, first when Jeremiah takes Ryan to the hospital after a minor fireworks accident at a Fourth of July party, and later at a caf . Though the chemistry between Collin and Jeremiah is instant, they both struggle with whether the time is right for starting a relationship, as they grapple with changes in their personal and professional lives. They grow closer when Lizzie volunteers Collin to help Jeremiah with his job hunt, and closer still when Ryan and Lizzie pull away from Collin, leaving Collin to rely on Jeremiah for support. Refreshingly realistic conflict and an engaging cast bolster the story as the heroes' growing love for each other pushes them toward making positive changes in their lives. Romance readers will eagerly devour this upbeat contemporary and look forward to Ellis's next.
Very satisfying, well written, sweet and hot. I particularly liked the depth and importance of the friendships and secondary characters surrounding the romance. Definitely recommend.