Jake Tyler walked out of Covert Ops two years ago, a devastated, broken man after he discovered his sister brutally murdered by her husband, Riley. Since then he's found a kind of peace running a rural bar. The last thing Jake Tyler expects is his former team to turn up with grim news. Jake's ex-brother-in-law has escaped from prison and is heading Jake's way. The team is here to protect Jake, whether he likes it or not - a decision reluctantly shared by their leader, Jake's ex-lover Mitch Mitchelson.
Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We're going on some grand adventures for a great cause.
"Of noble intent"
After a whirlwind vacation on the Isle of Wight, where he found the love of his life, Sam Owens sends Liam Marshall home to Michigan to tie up loose ends so they can be together forever. When all communication with Liam goes silent, Sam worries. Fearing the worst, he enlists the help of his brother, British Metropolitan police officer Paul Owens, to help him find Liam and get him back safely in time for their wedding. Paul has little difficulty digging into this mystery across the pond. Paul is also good-looking and openly bisexual, all of which adds to the dismay of Wisconsin Detective Olaf Skandik.
"Isle of Wishes"
Peter Mitchell walked away with from his marriage with two things: a suitcase and hairy Harry, the family pet. When Harry becomes ill, Peter is faced with one of the hardest decisions he's ever had to make...saying goodbye to his best friend. Evan Wells is the locum vet who attends to Harry, and Peter is surprised at how quickly they become friends. Peter finds himself looking forward to Evan's nightly phone calls and the meals they share together.
When Liam Marshall's best friend, Alex, loses his fight with colon cancer, he leaves Liam one final request: buy a ticket to Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, and scatter Alex's ashes off the pier. Liam would have done anything for his friend, but fulfilling Alex's final wish means letting go off the only family Liam had left. Lost, he freezes on the pier...until Sam Owens comes to his rescue. Determined to make Liam's vacation one to remember, Sam looks after him - in and out of the bedroom.
"Fake accent ruins the book"
Dr. Jeff Martin has spent five years as a rural general practitioner on the Isle of Wight, hiding the fact he's gay. He travels in secret to see his partner, Tris, but when he discovers Tris has been cheating on him, he ends their relationship. Then Jeff meets island native Cameron Gillard. Cameron is down to earth and lively and treats Jeff like he's the most important person in his life. Jeff blooms under Cameron's attention, and he decides to come out to his colleagues and friends.
"Sweet Romance, Great Narration"
Andrew’s life is a cliché: he’s a gay man trapped in a loveless marriage, thanks to his religious, overbearing mother. Then a new couple moves in down the street, and Andrew finds himself falling for Nathan in a big way. Nathan is straight, married, and just about to be a father, but after one fateful night out together at a club, Nathan has to face the fact that his feelings for Andrew go way beyond that of a friend and neighbor. When Andrew’s wife asks for a divorce, both men’s lives are thrown into disarray.
"A straight out Soap Opera!"
A decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke's parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them.
"Epic Fail on Choice of Voice Talent"
Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He's rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he's put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn't have the man's phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn't letting the man go.
Wig Tobias and Nibs Tyler have been together for a long while, but this year their love is about to be tested. Their business, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on the Isle of Wight, is vandalized, and it may or may not be a coincidence that the neighbors want to buy them out. Making matters stickier, the police don't seem interested in investigating until a friend of the couple, an out of town copper, prods them to take action.
Watching Marchant train his new sub leaves Tony unhappy at not having found a Dom of his own. Running Marchant's BDSM club, Tony sees who the Doms prefer and it isn't him - too big, too old, and too hairy. When his friend Jordan suggests he look outside the club, Tony's mind turns to Leo, a man he met in a traffic jam. Tony manages to arrange a date and happily learns Leo is funny, very toppy, and not averse to Tony's lifestyle. As a bonus, Leo sells sex toys.
"Ohhh my Sweet Tony, it's time for your HEA"
When Ethan Williams lands a job at Bingwell, Brock, and Bacon, he realizes his coworkers aren't exaggerating about James Trenchard. He really is a dick. But after Ethan is forced to work closely with James, he realizes there's more to the lawyer than meets the eye.
"Ok story, horrible narration"
When Ray Sloane tires of the men in his usual club, he finds himself in the Pink Palm, an inauspiciously named spit-and-sawdust dive, not the sort of place an elementary school teacher and pastor's assistant should be seen in. On the other hand, Ray needs a fresh face. But what he gets is a closeted, desperately unhappy divorcé named Zeke. Losing his teaching job and his kids has left Zeke bitter and in denial about his sexuality, but Ray is determined to get under his skin.
"Lovely 3rd installment"
For Tommy Bradley, a hand working on the Lost Cow Ranch in rural Texas, admitting his sexuality is impossible, even if his bosses, Luke and Simon, are gay - Tommy has spent his entire life hiding the truth from his homophobic parents. Then Tommy meets pastor Noah Taylor in Luke's father's hospital room, and his difficult secret becomes that much harder to keep. Noah is unlike any man of God - or any man - Tommy's ever met. For one thing, his congregation is made up primarily of GLBT individuals and their families.
"Nice 2nd installment of cowboy goodness"
Lost Cow Ranch foreman Simon Bryan is worried about Luke, his boss and possessive partner of twelve years. Reeling from the flood that took his horse, Luke has postponed surgery on his knee, and his nightmares have been escalating. Worse, he is pulling away from Simon emotionally. Desperate to help his lover cope, Simon plans a special Christmas gift, but it is Luke's present that changes their relationship forever
Ed Winters despises his job and hates everyone he works with - especially out and proud, happily in love Frankie Mason. He spends his days wishing he could dance rather than work. Late to go shopping one day, Ed ends up soaked in Marchant Belarus' spilled Coke. Ed's humiliation increases when Marchant, the owner of a BDSM club, realizes Ed is a sub, albeit a very closeted one. Marchant's attempts to draw Ed out of his shell release years of pent-up anger and hurt over the abuse Ed's mother and grandmother heaped on him.
"I loved to see Ed's transformation"