John was the owner of The Johnnies porn company. He had given a portion to Dex so that Dex was able to get out of shooting once he found a man to love. He had thrown himself in the business, feeling the weight of everyone having jobs. He found he was taking more and more drugs to keep him up and moving so he could work longer and longer hours. So, the book starts out with John in rehab. He is asks Dex to take care of things for a while longer. The boy he had grown up with, loved and started shooting porn with had left him instructions on how to take care of things after he ends his own life in a horrific way in Florida. So, right out of rehab, John has to go take care of his former lover’s final ties to the world. He gets to Florida and has to meet with his ex-lover’s neighbor for the keys. His name is Galen.
Galen is recovering from a traumatic motorcycle accident that caused him disabilities and scars. He had lost his home, lover and job when he got out of the hospital. Oxy seemed to be the only
thing that was keeping him alive. Poor John, being the guy that has always taken care of people, can’t help but try to help Galen while he was sorting through the painful memories of his ex lover.
As with all of the Johnnies books, this one has several tear jerker moments. Was it my favorite, no, but it was still an excellent read. It’s not imperative that you read the previous Johnnies
books to read this one, but it does help know the characters mentioned several times throughout the book. I’ve said it many times, so one more time won’t hurt. When Amy Lane is on, she can write the hell out of a story that brings you through all kinds of emotions. This is another one of those times. I enjoyed this read and I hope Amy’s fans and people new to her work enjoy the book.
John Carey is just out of rehab and dying inside when he gets word that Tory, the guy who loved him and broke him, has removed himself from the world in the most bitter way possible—and left John to clean up his mess.
Forced back to his hometown in Florida, John’s craving a hit with every memory when he meets Tory’s neighbor. Spacey and judgmental, Galen Henderson has been rotting in his crappy apartment since a motorcycle accident robbed him of his mobility, his looks, and his boyfriend all in one mistake. Galen’s been hiding at the bottom of an oxy bottle, but when John shows up, he feels obligated to help wade through the wreckage of Tory’s life.
The last thing John needs is another relationship with an addict, and the last thing Galen wants is a conscience. Both of them are shocked when they find that their battered souls can learn from and heal one another. It doesn’t hurt that they’re both getting a crash course on how growing up and getting past your worst mistakes sure beats the alternative—and that true love is something to fight to keep if your lover is fighting to love you back.