For Koichi McNab, the shop he and his twin sister Kimmy are opening in Hunter’s Bog Mall is a fresh start after their old one burned down. A way to move on. Especially when he meets the hunky owner of the luxury camping goods store next door. Koichi’s never been an outdoorsy guy, but Will Hood just might change his mind.
Will came to Southern Alabama to establish his own life away from his big, intrusive family—and in hopes of finding Anthony, the lover who vanished two years ago. But meeting Koichi throws everything off-kilter. Anthony was a long time ago. Koichi’s right here, smart and funny and cute, and Will wants him.
As Koichi and Will become friends, then lovers, Will’s past and Koichi’s present tangle into a dangerous knot that brings them face-to-face with secrets, theft, treachery . . . maybe even murder. With their lives on the line, their only way to safety is together.
After a suspicious fire destroys the McNab family's Organic Home Goods shop, Koichi McNab and his sister, Kimmy, reopen right next to handsome Will Hood, proprietor of Hood's Luxury Outdoor Expeditions & Supplies in Duchene, Ala. Although Will moved to town searching for his former lover Anthony, who vanished two years earlier, sparks fly instantly between him and Koichi. Koichi's colorful language and sexually explicit banter intrigue Will, who grew up "dyslexic, cripplingly shy, and home schooled," while Koichi shocks his sister by agreeing to do a camping test run with Will in the supposedly haunted Hunter's Bog. In addition to a taste of the supernatural, Blue (Myth Adventures) weaves in elements of mystery: Will longs to discover what caused Anthony's disappearance, and Koichi delves into the significance of his grandmother's stolen diary, jewels, and perfume bottle after thieves ransack his home. While intimacy develops quickly, competing obsessions cause distance between the lovers, until life-threatening situations help them clarify their own feelings in this light and playful romance.