He has done unforgivable things, or so he believes. Can Adelphos forgive himself and open his heart to love once again?
The city of Phaistos in ancient Crete is a bustling, prosperous place, where Adelphos son of Ida has the honor of being the Cattle Master, overseeing the herds that provide bulls for the temple’s sacred leaping festivals.
Despite that honor, despite his skill and popularity and success, Adelphos is not a happy man. He bears a grief that hides a shameful secret, one he could never admit to the man he loved. Now that man lies dead beneath the sea thanks to Adelphos’s anger.
When an unusually talented bull leaper arrives at Phaistos, Adelphos is torn between his desire for the new man, his guilt-plagued commitment to his dead lover – and his fear of the powerful goddess he has offended.
When even his closest friends and family can’t get through to him, will this new love be powerful enough to break the hold of the anguish in his heart?
A gentle tale of grief and redemption, this story is very lightly steamy, heavily angsty, and full of longed-for happy endings.