Billy Daley hasn’t been home in years, and he likes it that way. He’s just fine on his own—he has a cash-in-hand job at a scrapyard, a half-feral cat to keep him company, and many miles between him, his hometown and all the baggage that comes with it.
Until the job goes sideways. Suddenly he’s back in Rushmere, working for none other than his brother’s best friend—a man whose kiss Billy can’t seem to forget.
Gus Amour’s memories of Billy Daley are all spiky edges, lips crushed against lips and a reckless streak that always ended in trouble. But when Billy needs a place to stay, Gus steps in. He’d do anything for the Daley family, including living, and working, side by side with a man who makes his heart beat too fast and his blood run too hot—two things he’s been running from for years.
It doesn’t take long before their easy banter, lingering touches and heated glances become a temptation too hard to resist. But falling into bed and falling in love are two different things, and love has never come easy to either Billy or Gus. Only when fate threatens to steal away their opportunity for a second chance will they realize they don’t need easy.
They just need each other.
In a strange turn of events, Luke turned out to be my least favorite character in Unforgotten, while he was my favorite in Forgiven. Go figure – it’s usually the other way around. He eventually redeemed himself, but I had a hard time at first with his attitude toward his brother. *sigh*
I adored both Billy and Gus, even though I felt like knocking their heads together more often than not. Neither one of them wanted to admit that the kiss that they shared when they were practically kids meant as much as it did. So much that neither one of them ever forgot it and no one else quite measured up.
Even though Luke didn’t quite trust Billy, he still didn’t want to see him get hurt. Gus had reputation as a player. Billy knew it too, but what neither Billy or Luke understood was that once Gus had Luke under his roof, he had no desire to go in search of anyone else. It was crazy because there was no way that Billy felt the same way, right?
Billy and Gus spent most of Unforgotten circling around each other. Everyone saw their growing attraction toward each other, except them. It was as frustrating as it was sweet. I just wish they weren’t so hard headed, but then sometimes it takes almost losing something before you realize that you had it all along. So yeah, I loved spending time with these totally broken characters as they slowly helped put each other back together. Which seems to be a Garrett Leigh specialty. ❤