Billy Daley hasn’t been home in years, and he likes it that way. He’s just fine on his own—he has a cash-in-hand job at a scrapyard, a half-feral cat to keep him company, and many miles between him, his hometown and all the baggage that comes with it.
Until the job goes sideways. Suddenly he’s back in Rushmere, working for none other than his brother’s best friend—a man whose kiss Billy can’t seem to forget.
Gus Amour’s memories of Billy Daley are all spiky edges, lips crushed against lips and a reckless streak that always ended in trouble. But when Billy needs a place to stay, Gus steps in. He’d do anything for the Daley family, including living, and working, side by side with a man who makes his heart beat too fast and his blood run too hot—two things he’s been running from for years.
It doesn’t take long before their easy banter, lingering touches and heated glances become a temptation too hard to resist. But falling into bed and falling in love are two different things, and love has never come easy to either Billy or Gus. Only when fate threatens to steal away their opportunity for a second chance will they realize they don’t need easy.
They just need each other.
Book 1: Forgiven
Book 2: Unforgotten
Two wounded men find healing through love in Leigh's middling sequel to Forgiven. When Billy Daley loses both his job and his apartment, he moves back home to Rushmere, England, and in with Gus Amur, a coworker of Billy's estranged brother, Luke. The new roommates shared a drunken kiss five years ago and now find themselves trying to resist their mutual attraction as they navigate close quarters and work together at Luke's roofing company. Gus, who has been hooking up on Grindr, decides he wants a more stable relationship after reconnecting with Billy but Billy's bad temper and suspicions that Gus is still sleeping around jeopardize the couple's happiness. The central romance, which involves plenty of sex and some skinny-dipping, is only mildly engaging. More exciting are two subplots that generate drama Billy's effort to rescue a dog left in a hot car, and a life-or-death accident on a roofing job site. This entry is one of the author's lesser efforts, best suited for Leigh's most devoted fans. \n