Todd Mosley—athletic, handsome, unfailingly kind—returns to Washington, DC after almost a decade to confront his father, who’s currently serving a life sentence. Instantly, Todd falls under the spell of Linc, a stylish and charming photographer who wants to include him in a photo series on Black male beauty. The attraction is mutual and their passion unyielding, but as they grow closer, a bitter ex and wounds from the past threaten to disrupt it all.
William Kendall is the full package—successful, sophisticated, and fine, but his ambition has put the brakes on romance. When he decides to focus on himself instead of his career, his life is upended by the return of his first love, who is married to someone else and wants William to rebuild their dream home.
As William finds himself performing a new juggling act, Todd discovers his personal demons have an unlikely source right at home. From boozy Downtown art exhibits to vineyard weddings in the Blue Ridge foothills, two friends explore new romances while trying to escape painful pasts and protect their darkest secrets.
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