Never has a title been so fitting.
Skip’s partner of nearly a decade, Monty, leaves him and stuck in the house they shared, he decides to upsticks and move back in with his mother to lick his wounds. It’s through doing that that he ends up teaching at his old high school, where a guy who came onto him in the locker room, Paul, is now the Physics teacher and their mothers are friends and have decided that they’d be good together.
What follows is a sweet romance where they fall for each other. It’s quite tender and touching at times, and quite steamy in places too (which is a nice contrast). There’s little big external forces at play here, mainly a man trying to move on from the hurt his ex caused him and learn to trust the man who’s clearly the one.
Nicely plotted and paced, JH Knight has a great way with words and both novels I’ve read from her have been surefire hits (although I preferred The Last Thing He Needs, purely because the cast was bigger and the book was longer). Recommended.