Though childhood friends Austin and Matthew came from vastly different backgrounds, they had an impenetrable bond that only deepened when Matt kissed Austin in the high school locker room. Though they kept their affection for each other private, Austin and Matthew were happy to have found love with each other. But this love is put to the test when tragedy strikes and Austin and Matt are forced to part ways.
Though he lives as an openly gay man in DC, Nick decides to revert to his closeted alter ego when he returns home to Colorado. Someday he'd come out to his family - in six months, maybe. Or six years. Now he steels himself to survive a back-country camping and hunting trip with his brother and friends. But Nick forgets he isn't out East anymore when he kisses his hot skiing instructor just as his brother arrives! If the awkward silence on the drive up is bad, the constant stream of gay jokes by his brother's friends is worse.
Suave, well-traveled, and French, 22 year old Etienne Devaux transferred to Rochester Institute of Technology for his last two years as a photography major. Even though he had traveled the world with his diplomat father and artist mother, the US is the first place where he feels truly at home. As a junior, he expected a private room; he's none too pleased to be stuck with a jock wrestler of a roommate.