Nathan Lucas appears to have it all. He's tall and blond, ripped and handsome, and half owner of Buchanan House, a successful LGBTQ retreat on Oregon's beautiful central coast. But his joie de vivre hides a fear of abandonment. When he was twelve his mother had triplets, and instead of the cherished only child, Nathan became a scapegoat for his exhausted parents. He couldn't leave fast enough after high school and spent fifteen years waiting tables in swanky downtown Portland restaurants and honing his "hostess with the mostest" skills.
Portland chef Paulie Nesbitt is head over heels in love with Nathan. They've been drinking buddies with benefits forever, while Paulie has not-so-secretly yearned for more. Paulie's extra pounds and self-doubt have kept him from acting on his feelings, even after he's courted by a high-profile restauranteur to run his new hot spot.
Their friends know they would make the perfect couple, but Nathan and Paulie will have to let go of past insecurities if they want a future together.
Book Two in the Buchanan House Love Stories series. This book has been previously published as Buchanan House: Book Three; content has not been significantly altered.