Working side-by-side on a charityproject might just prove to be the foundation of anew romance.
DeandreJones is enjoying his single life quite nicely, thank you. He’s a defenseman onthe Watkins Glen Gladiators, gets to travel, dates frequently, and isn’t tieddown to anything other than his mom and brother back in the windy city. He hastime to do the whole family and kids thing. Right now he’s happy to befootloose, even if his mother has different ideas. As the playoffs near hisfocus should be on hockey, but for some reason, he can’t seem to give the sportits due. Ever since he volunteered to help the incredibly handsome assistantpastor of a local church work on an addition to the parish, his attention seemsto be locked on curly hair and bright blue eyes instead of breakaways and bodychecks.
GabrielHansley has quite the full plate. Not only is he the first openly out bisexualassistant pastor for a small but highly active parish, but he’s also got hisson to tend to as well as his work at the church, which keeps him hopping allday long. And that’s a good thing as the nights alone are hard for the youngwidower. Just when he’s about to give up on finding a person to share his lifewith—chaotic as it can be—he finds himself hammering nails beside DeandreJones. As they work side-by-side under the bright spring sun, he’s gettingwarmer under the collar with each shared smile and terrible carpentry pun.
Dumpand Chase is a low-angst, slow burn, age gap queer hockey romance with anot-quite-as-confirmed-as-he-thought bachelor, a harried single father, plentyof nosy but well-meaning parishioners and teammates, tons of joyous song, and aharmonious happily ending.