After the death of his parents Patrick is lonely and his life unfulfilled, in spite of being rich and able to indulge in his passion for creating unique art in his card shop in London. He longs for friends and for a romantic relationship, especially while creating Valentine cards. The chance encounter with a handsome Dane and his young son pitches the shy innocent cardmaker headlong into love and changes everything.
Tony is from the North. Mitch is from the South. Tony is Catholic. Mitch is Baptist. Tony drives a Mercedes. Mitch drives a pickup truck. Tony wears designers. Mitch wears jeans and t-shirts. It's a mismatch made in Heaven
Torrin always gets what he wants. Usually by force. And he thinks nothing will ever change, things will always go his way. When he meets Kai, a sweet, innocent virgin too afraid to even look at him sideways, Torrin decides he wants to own him. He takes Kai by force, and starts to systematically break him and corrupt his innocence. And in doing so, Torrin starts to fall for Kai. Hard. But will Kai ever accept him? After all the pain and humiliation Torrin has put him through?
Jim Blazak lives in a terrifically accepting world. If only his boyfriend would cooperate. Yeah, there are a couple of other problems. But Jim's bright. And funny. And he looks pretty hot without a shirt.
When guitar wielding Marty happens upon know-it-all nerd Hrishi in the showers at college, he thinks he might have died and gone to heaven. But Hrishi is stronger than he looks, and Marty is about to discover that he has hidden depths himself.
Prince Noah and the Blacksmith's Apprentice Phoenix are close friends, and to their dismay that's all they can ever be. But when the Prince goes missing Phoenix will do anything to get his friend back. And he realizes he may never be able to let him go again.
Alan Thrush and Peter O'Gorman are a gay couple in their mid-twenties who have the support of their friends and families. Their comfortable lives are turned upside down, however, when Alan's sister and brother-in-law are involved in a serious accident, leaving the young men as the guardians of two small boys.
This work is Book 2 of The Life Series. It takes place a few years after the events in Book 1 - After Life. Many of the characters introduced there will reappear in this story, along with some new characters. This work is dedicated to all of those who simply had to deal with growing up, taking on responsibility, learning your opportunities for growth, and learning your strengths.