Ten years ago Zeke Malloy had everything:
A happy childhood, a shot at a state championship wrestling title, a best friend, a boyfriend (albeit a secret one but that was okay because, once they graduated, that would change).
He had love, happiness?…a heart.
All of that changed in the blink of an eye.
One moment he was deliriously happy, looking forward to a future with Digger Brandt, building a life, a home, a forever, with him.
And then it was gone, disappearing like the tears that flowed down Zeke?s cheeks as he watched from the back of the church as Digger married Lisa – with his father sitting proudly in the front pew. Those tears were still flowing when he walked out of that church and went directly to the nearest recruiting office. Because he didn?t just lose the love of his life that day, he lost his hopes, his dreams, he lost?..himself.
For the next ten years, he was a machine – the best Marine, the best friend, but like a machine, he did it all without a beating heart. His was dead?..or was it?
Was ten years too long?
Was a broken heart too much?
Zeke didn?t know. Hell, he wasn?t even sure he wanted to know.
From the moment Digger walked up behind him and said hello in that smooth, sexy voice that used to light Zeke up six ways from Sunday, the only thing Zeke knew now was that
he was about to find out.