It’s never easy to run into an ex-lover, especially when the break-up was a bad one. That’s exactly what happens to Hunter Barrister one evening at the Hammer, though, and he’s more upset over seeing the amazingly beautiful Forrest Greune again than he ever thought he could be. When he finds out that Forrest is not only back in town for good, but wants to join the Hammer Club, board member Hunter balks and refuses to give his consenting vote.
Forrest, a now retired model, isn’t the same flighty young thing he was when he and Hunter were together, and he wishes Hunter could just move on. When that doesn’t happen, he finds himself amusing himself, elsewhere with disastrous results. Broken and injured, Forrest is surprised to find Hunter the one at his bedside, the one who sticks with him and offers support through everything.
Can Forrest and Hunter put their history behind them and be what they need for each other, or will guilt, fear and the past put an end to the relationship neither of them seem to be able to abandon?
Another great story in the brilliant Hammer series. The characters have depth and I was immediately drawn to them, especially Forrest. His ordeal was horrific and how he deals with it is the core of the story. I like that Oliver and Jack are there to help in the healing process as good friends should be. The pacing of this one is right on target, especially in regard to sexual content. The sex is usually over abundant in these stories but it was wisely and appropriately written to fit the circumstances. This is not a heavy BDSM story either but we do get to see the emotional side of the relationship between a good Master and his boy.This was definitely all about overcoming adversity through strength, courage, love and lots of support. I think the author did a fine job with this one and if you’re a fan of the Hammer stories you don’t want to miss it.