Birthdays for me haven’t been a big deal in quite a while. Dominic always gets me a card and a gift. Most of the time I get a phone call from my dad and my brother and sister. That’s about it. Maybe that’s a blessing at my age. I prefer a quiet day without a lot of fuss. However, I will say that the highlight of my birthday is the meal. Dominic always makes something special for me. One year he made strudel and another he made me a cake with so much chocolate I swore I was going to end up in a coma. God that was so good. I never know what he’s going to come up with, but it’s always fantastic. One year though, we were on a cruise over my birthday and I didn;t get my special Dominic dessert. But the waiter made up for it with a bottle of champagne and a dessert from the captain’s table. That was pretty cool. (If they really wanted to make it memorable they could have let me steer the ship. Costa Condordia – well maybe not..)
He doesn’t know that home is where his heart will be….
Firefighter Tyler Banik has seen his share of adventure while working disaster relief with the Red Cross. But now that he’s adopted Abey, he’s ready to leave the danger behind and put down roots. That means returning to his hometown—where the last thing he anticipates is falling for his high school nemesis.
Alan Pettaprin isn’t the boy he used to be. As a business owner and council member, he’s working hard to improve life in Scottville for everyone. Nobody is more surprised than Alan when Tyler returns, but he’s glad. For him, it’s a chance to set things right. Little does he guess he and Tyler will find the missing pieces of themselves in each other. Old rivalries are left in the ashes, passion burns bright, and the possibility for a future together stretches in front of them….
But not everyone in town is glad to see Tyler return….
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.