“Drink?” The bartender asked a well-dressed man walking up to the bar area right as Toby was about to continue his story. Given that the dude certainly looked like he could afford Toby’s services even as his pricey duds hardly looked ready for the backcountry, Toby got off his stool and moved away from the eager duo.
“Not yet. I’m meeting someone.” The guy had an East Coast accent with a tone that said he was used to being listened to. He looked around, distracted, eyes scanning right past Toby. Typical. Thousand-dollar suit and not the sense of a reindeer.
“Mr. Graham?” Toby stuck out a hand. He was wearing an official Barrett Tours polo—new this season because his boss was never going to stop dreaming up expansion plans—and clean jeans but he still felt decidedly unkempt next to this guy’s smooth elegance. He supposed some people would call the guy a silver fox—older, distinguished face, well-trimmed facial scruff and full head of silver-tinged hair—but silver bear might be more accurate, given his height, broad shoulders, and overall bulk. Older didn’t usually do it for Toby, but he had to admit the guy was hot in that aging-movie-star, rich-dude sort of way. “I’m Tobias Kooly, your guide. Glad you made it.”
“Call me Reuben, please.” He shook Toby’s hand—nice firm grip, large hand, the sort of confidence Toby associated with a guy who got things done. “This is supposed to be a vacation. I can be Mr. Graham back in the office. And since it’s just us, we might as well be informal.”
When a plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness, the best place to land is in the arms of a younger man…
Hotshot attorney Reuben Graham has finally agreed to take a vacation, when his plane suddenly plunges into the Alaskan wilderness.
Just his luck.
But his frustrations have only begun as he finds himself stranded with the injured, and superhot, pilot, a man who’s endearingly sociable—and much too young for Reuben to be wanting him this badly.
As the sole provider for his sisters and ailing father, Tobias Kooly is devastated to learn his injuries will prevent him from working or even making it back home. So when Reuben insists on giving him a place to recover, not even Toby’s pride can make him refuse. He’s never been tempted by a silver fox before, but something about Reuben is impossible to resist.
Recuperating in Reuben’s care is the last thing Toby expected, yet the closer they become, the more incredibly right it feels, prompting workaholic Reuben to question the life he’s been living. But when the pressure Toby’s under starts closing in, both men will have to decide if there’s room in their hearts for a love they never saw coming.
About Annabeth Albert:
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.
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