Caleb Carter is a NHL hockey player for the NYC Rangers. He’s currently injured and leaves the city to get some R&R back in his home town. While back his sister Pam, who is the principal at a local elementary school, talks Caleb into helping out at the school carnival.
While setting up his space Caleb sees Aaron Price, his high school crush and Pam’s best friend. Last Caleb heard Aaron was living in LA. It seems he’s back and teaching at the school. Caleb thinks that while he’s in town this might be the opportunity to finally woo Aaron. Only Aaron is skittish and though agrees to go out as friends is holding himself back, but why.
As things progress Caleb wants more but Aaron stalls. Caleb comes up with a gesture grand enough for Hollywood to show Aaron that he is true to his word and wants nothing more than to settle down with him for the remainder of his days.
Matthew Hart is the owner of Hart and Home along with the heir to the Hart family fortune. He has an experience that brings him close to death and realizes he needs a husband STAT. He calls upon his proficient assistant to help him find the closest thing to Mr. Right.
Jax Foster was once the love of Matthew’s life. He was first Matthew’s protector, best friend, and then love. Then Jax disappeared with no trace or trail to be found.
When Matthew’s dad sends him to an artist studio to check out his talent he finds something that has been lost to him for years. Hurt, anger, sadness, and betrayal rush forth and make what could be a lovely reunion, a spoiled affair.
Between their past, the mystery of the Salad of Death, Jax’s dad and his shenanigans, these two might never be able to find their footing for a happily ever after.
Brandon is Jacob’s cousin. Jacob is married to Nica who is Tino’s sister. Tino was the MC in Mannies #1. (Probably a good idea to read the first book-not follow in my footsteps.)
Brandon is living over Jacob and Nica’s garage. After coming out to his parents he left their house and made himself a new home. One that is accepting of him. He’s a college student and works construction to help support himself.
Taylor is Nica’s best friend. He’s a military veteran that still lives in the past. He sees all his failures and has a hard time accepting that he could be any good to anyone. Then Nica becomes pregnant with her fifth child and Taylor finds his way to becoming the manny.
Brandon and Taylor get off to a rocky start but after a guys night out they slowly start to move forward. It’s an uphill struggle but one that Brandon’s determined to help Taylor with all the way.