A friends-to-lovers, feel-good gay romance. Contains a whole lot of man-on-man love action, and an elopement to Gretna Green for a secret wedding.
Impulsive and romantic, Connor is set to take over the family business, Sky High Scaffolds, with his siblings. But he might be ruled out as possible CEO, because even though he's almost thirty, he's still single.
Connor makes a life-changing chance discovery about a member of his construction team. Lee is gay, but no one at work knows. The macho scaffolding crew aren’t known for their gay-friendliness.
At twenty-nine years of age, sexy scaffolder Lee is looking for love and commitment. He’s not about to hook up with any straight guy who’s going through a gay experimental phase. Especially not his work colleague, Connor.
Lee fears rejection if and when Connor wakes up and realizes he’s not bisexual and not into guys.
Connor fears losing the love of his life if he can’t prove he’s serious about him and win Lee’s heart.
A standalone novel. There is no cliffhanger, no cheating, and there is a happy ending.
*** This book is also in print ***
Book #1 in the Sky High Scaffolders series.
Our Secret Christmas is a companion to Our Secret Wedding.
*** You will be able to buy this & Our Secret Christmas as an almost 11 hour audiobook from Audible or iTunes from July 2017. ***
Thoughts of the author:
I wanted to write a funny and sexy book that was about the important things to the characters, through their eyes. The entire SHS series focuses on the relationships above all else. Also that our fears about what will happen are often so much greater than what will actually happen.
OSW is a romance book with a happy ending. It's also contemporary gay fiction set in southeast England today.
At some points in the SHS stories I've broken one of the rules of writing: make your characters consistent. In my experience, people aren't consistent. What we say and do is often contradictory and thoughtless. And we'll present one set of views in some situations and contradict ourselves at other times.
Hence people (parents) might make homophobic comments or ignorant “jokes” without realising how deeply they are hurting people. And the next day or within an hour (or on the next page) turn around to be incredibly supportive and open minded. I have seen many people behave like this in real life, time and time again in the UK.
Because I loved writing about this couple and they were very popular with readers I wrote Our Secret Christmas, which tells more of the early months of their relationship. You also find out more about what other people's reactions to finding out about the marriage of this couple in other books in the SHS series.
What some of the many 5-star Reviewers on Amazon say:
"I just love a friends to lover story but this one had a very nice twist. Loads of humor and love made this book so worth getting! Would love to see more of Conner and Lee in the near future."
"To say that I loved this story would be a gross understatement. A drop- dead, gorgeous hunk pursuing a gay guy would a thing of gay fantasy; but to have him rejected and fought off by the gay guy - ludicrous? However the author makes it work. And such a wondrous tale it is. I loved Connor's and Lee's banter and their evolving love. The characters are great; the flow of the story is perfect and everything just fits so very well. This is definitely one of my top ten, all time favorite books."
"What a wonderful love story, to see a life long friendship blossom into a full fledged romance made my heart swell with a longing for that type of love. But I do live with my best friend a married for the and a half years after twenty two year together. I was so pleased at their co workers responses to them. It was my life's experience to find I was more worried than I needed to be when I came out at the age of 42.
I can't wait to read Secrets at Christmas and everything else about these two gorgeous hunks."
"A wonderful read for the very romantic at heart. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, for all the doom and gloom, but it never did. I loved it!!!"
"Lee and Connor's relationship is both hot and sweet, and I enjoyed the entire story, and when their relationship finally came to light, Lee's fears that he wouldn't be accepted proved false. It's a great story, a must read and very romantic!!"
"I chose this rating because this is truly an awe inspiring love between friends and co-workers. I couldn't put this book down."