Alex Stern has it all; good looks, charm, a job he loves and everyone calls him a friend. He lives life to the fullest at a breakneck pace, in the city that never sleeps. But Alex is also a master pretender; not even his best friend sees the pain that Alex hides so well. Alex himself isn’t sure who he is or what he’s searching for, he only knows that he hasn’t found it yet.
As a veterinarian, Rafe Hazelton loves each animal that crosses his path; they don’t care if he stutters a bit or that he prefers men. Their love is unconditional, but his life is still empty; they can only give him so much. New friendships convince him it’s time to break the wall of loneliness he’s hidden behind since childhood and discover what he's been missing.
Alex and Rafe forge a friendship that turns physical, and they both swear that the relationship will last only as long as the fun does. But when old heartaches come to light and secrets hidden for years are revealed, Alex and Rafe discover if they accept what’s in their hearts and take it one step further, the greatest reward is waiting for them in the end.
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One Step Further to discovering sincere trust
"Memories of the heart" followed by "One Step Further" develops the series scenario with the hospital surgery nurse Alex Stern's interest and his attraction to Josh's friend Rafe who has a veterinary clinic. Their witty repartee dialogue in their brief encounters only tease their casual relationship. Felicia Stevens spins their hesitation to become just more than friends because each may have to expose their deep secret identities that each have never been able to fulfill. Unpredictable funny encounters between the pair spar their relationship as they learn to trust in each other's friendship, experiences and situations feathered because of a dog named "Lucky" ...really enjoy sharing their story.