Reed Matthews lives a quiet and structured life in Edgewood. A devout Catholic going on his sixth year as principal at Our Lady of the Mount School, Reed thrives on routine. But one unplanned excursion for Chinese takeout is enough to send his meticulously-constructed world into a tailspin.
After growing up in foster care, Dominic O’Halloran decided to enter seminary in his early twenties, and he’s dedicated his adult life to creating space for the LGBT community within the church. Weeks after answering the call from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and moving to Edgewood, Dominic finds himself face-to-face with the one person he’s never been able to leave in the past–his childhood best friend.
Dominic and Reed find themselves entangled in decades old unresolved feelings and a new and very urgent lust. Reed is terrified of damning his soul, and Dominic is worried about losing his heart. But all it takes is one make-believe kiss for them to realize they’d throw everything away for another taste of sin.