Gus Scott has always lived his life with one foot out the door ready to bolt. After his boyfriend, Rey, breaks up with him he goes out and drinks away the pain and has a one night stand that leads to the creation of his son Chris.
Rey just wants to settle down. He’s ready to have the house, white picket fence, marriage, everything. He wants that badly with Gus and when he doesn’t see it happening he just breaks up with him. Years later he realizes his mistake.
As Rey tries to woo Gus back into his life and show Gus he’s worth loving, Gus is trying to learn how to be a real adult. He first needs to accept his past and the decisions others made that have destroyed his view on his life and his self worth.
It’s not an easy path. It’s full of bumps, yelling, threats, cussing, laughs, talking, and above else; love.
Stokely absolutely loathes Christmas. He wants nothing to do with the holiday and can’t wait for the blasted thing to be over. He even has to turn his one indulgence away; listening to Asher on the radio. Asher has a beautiful voice and Stokely could listen to him ramble about nothing, except at Christmas.
Asher over books himself for all sorts of charities during the holidays to ensure that no child is left behind for the season, and for good reasons. When he meets Stokely he’s shocked someone could hate such a holiday, but as the two bond Asher realizes they have more in common and understands Stokely’s disdain, even if Asher doesn’t share the sentiment.