Benjamin Bentley is sixteen years old when we first meet him, he has been out since he was fourteen, coming out was his own decision, how else was he going to find a partner? When a new boy moves into the neighourhood he is infatuated, but how will he get to know this handsome well built guy, and anyway he is probably a straight jock, he won't have any time for skinny Ben who prefers singing to sports.
Against all the odds Ben manages to engineer an introduction, even if a somewhat disastrous one, but at least it gives him the chance to get to know Tim. A friendship develops, and despite Tim's protestations that he straight, he eventually beds Ben. But Tim'e refusal to come out seems to spell doom to their relationship.
In time Ben meets Jace, an air steward a few years his senior, and love looms again, all goes well until some three or four years since they parted Tim reenters Ben's life. Ben is torn between the two loves of his life, and the loyalties of all three are tested to the limits. It will take tragedy before matters are finally resolved.
Covering twelve years, this delightful love story follows Ben and his loves. Ben is a most likable, confident boy with a sense of humour, and while everyone else thinks Tim is the spoilt brat born of wealthy parents, Ben sees something much deeper. Jace too is a caring and loving man; both are deeply in love with Ben. It seems there can be no winners, yet this is a positive and moving well above average tale.