*Warning* The use of the phrase “Towel Head” is used in this review to extenuate a feeling for one of characters. This represents a derogatory slur that has been put out there by the world and does NOT represent my feelings towards Arabs in any fashion.”
Kris Caldera worked in a forgotten office of the CIA. Then September 11, 2001 and now he’s become one of their most valuable assets; a young, Puerto Rican, gay man who never hid his true self from the white boy club aka CIA.
Once deployed overseas Kris meets David. At first he doesn’t understand David’s angle. Why is always around? So close? Almost protective? David has wall’s up that even Allah can’t see into let alone Kris. Until they start to crack, quake, and fall.
David and Kris travel all over the middle east in search of terrorists. To avenge those lives lost, create important allies, and try to not lose their lives while falling in love in the one place on earth that would kill them for it.
Eventually a plan is foiled and everything goes to hell quickly. Kris is the lone survivor of an attack and David is….gone.
When seasoned baseball player Brett is injured he tries everything to be able to play one more year of ball. He’s so close to retirement but he wants to do it on his terms, not because of some injury. After conventional treatment fails the teams sends him away from the city and to the south for some unconventional methods. Brett and his boyfriend Benj pack up and temporarily move to the south.
Ralph and his cajun lover Jean run this hidden gem of a rehabilitation center. They’ve dealt with many different injuries, people, and their personas. Not quite sure they’re ready to handle the bear that is about to be dropped off at their door in the form of Brett with his poor boyfriend trailing behind.
Brett must figure out a way to follow his new regiment while still maintaining his true self, which is quite difficult. Becomes even harder after a turn of events leaves Brett in the hospital and Benj stepping up to the plate to show he’s strong and Brett said.
Aiden is hobby obsessed when it comes to the statistics of baseball. Numbers are a constant and are one thing that never lets one down. He goes to as many games home and away as he can to watch in person and get the most accurate information.
Jesse is a laid back, go with the flow, sort of fellow. He goes to all the home games for the Kansas City Royals with his grandfather. He’s not obsessed with the game, but loves the together time with grandpa.
When Jesse accidentally hits Aiden’s car after a winning game leading the Royals to the world series Aiden is distraught. How’s he supposed to get to St. Louis to watch the first game of the World Series now? Jesse’s grandfather offer’s Aiden Jesse’s assistance.
With Aiden being so meticulous and everything timed out to the T and Jesse not so much the car ride to St. Louis turns out to be quite the adventure. They bond, create chemistry, and more.
When the numbers go south and Aiden doesn’t act like Jesse expects the two hit a road block and Aiden runs. Leaving Jesse alone.
Will the two be able to salvage what the built on the way to St. Louis? Or is the friendship ruined before it really had a chance to grow?