That's the formula Chris has used all his life, but this time, he has something he’s never had to lose before, a family that cares. The problem is, his new brother’s very edible friend isn’t fooled by his act. If his secrets are revealed, they won’t want him and he has nowhere else to go.
Thanks to a suicide bomber, ex-military police sergeant Jase Rosewood is back in the English countryside. His plans for quiet recuperation are ruined by the effervescent, go-go dancing twink who has everyone wrapped around his little finger. Luckily for the gullible Matt, Jase can smell a liar a mile away, and Chris Bacon, if that’s even his name, stinks to high heaven. Assigned ‘Chris-sitting’ duty while Matt's on honeymoon, Jase has a week to discover what is hidden beneath the bright camouflage. It's a job, just like any other, so why does it feel so different?
Unfortunately, Jase isn’t the only one drawn to the boy who can’t stay still, but instead of wanting to reveal his true colours; they want to dull them forever.
Contains issues of physical abuse, but not between the central couple.
Review: So starting out, I definitely thought this story would go a much different direction than it went. Granted, part of that is just my natural assumption of the stereotype of gay guy falls for straight friend and eventually straight friend goes gay for him. Thankfully, this isn't that type of story. Jase and Matt remain friends, and the issue is Chris, Matt's half brother. Chris is very interesting. Extremely hyper and flamboyant, very promiscuous, the kid has had a rough life and manages to be likeable throughout the story. Hard not to give spoilers on this one, but it all gets rougher and then, just when you think you're getting the HEA, it ends on a cliffhanger. But I'm so engrossed in Chris and Jase with all their issues being opposites that I have to know more. Chris with his history of abuse and Jase with straight laced persona trying to mix with Chris' high energy. I have to know how it turns out