For the Love of Riley
A WORK IN PROGRESS - COMING SOON!
The first rule of war is that young men die. Deep in the heart of Afghanistan, a sniper’s bullet finds a target—shattering the lives of those who loved him most, and teaching them the most painful lesson of all: that dying isn’t the hard part; surviving is.
Sending his nineteen-year-old son off to war is the most difficult thing single dad Trevor Estes has ever done. All Trevor can do is keep busy, so he throws himself into planning his upcoming wedding to the man of his dreams. Meanwhile, Jesse Byrne can only be with men in his dreams. The camaraderie of the Army appeals to him, although serving under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell crushes his spirit a little more each day. The fighting in Afghanistan is brutal, but the bonds he forms with his teammates, especially Riley Estes, makes it bearable.
Then tragedy strikes. Brought together over a box of Riley’s personal effects, Trevor and Jesse find comfort in their shared grief, even as Trevor’s engagement comes to a bitter end. A trip to Hawaii to honor Riley’s memory deepens their friendship into something more, but finding happiness after unimaginable loss might be more than two broken hearts can handle.