When Daniel Peter Hastings steps into the welcoming warmth of Guillaume’s cafe-restaurant on a chill, rainswept morning, his only focus is a cup of coffee. Danny has to keep his life in perfect order, seeing as he feels like he’s about to fall apart at any moment. As a regular at Guillaume’s he knows here is a temporary sanctuary before making his way through the London rush to his barrister chambers. Danny had only ordered coffee, after all. He hadn’t expected it to be served by a handsome, French waiter called Stephane, who threatens to tip Danny’s fragile world into full scale panic mode.
This is a gay contemporary romance, based in London and Paris, charting the tumultuous road to love in an opposites attract romantic story.
Danny and Stephane might think they’ve overcome most of the obstacles to their relationship; those little things, like panic attacks and arrogance and anxiety and blinding attraction than can only lead to falling in love ever so passionately. Danny thinks he’s reached his emotional and sexual nirvana with his romantic Frenchman, but maybe Stephane isn’t all that he appears. If there’s one thing Stef is good at, apart from the obvious, it’s keeping secrets from those he loves best. And this is one enormous secret that may just threaten the French-Anglo entente cordiale forever…
Can Danny overcome his own hang ups and neuroses to face up to Stef’s complex past, and find the courage to cross the Channel in search of a love ever after?
Approx; 85k words
M/M contemporary romantic fiction
Occasional sex scenes with sweet tenderness, first time nerves, a rocking power shower and some rather delectable Gallic shrugs.