Malachi Barnes fell in love with Aiden O’Meara back when they attended university together. To sustain their friendship, he became an expert at hiding his feelings over the years, especially once Aiden started dating their best friend, Fiona Flynn. To protect the relationships, and his heart, Mal has tried to distance himself. But, owning a business with his best friends makes putting distance between them difficult. Already struggling to find balance in his life, an unexpected visit to the Thread Reader leaves Mal with more questions than answers and choices he’s not ready to make.
When circumstances force Aiden and Mal closer together, Mal questions his ability to hide his feelings any longer. Confronted with uncomfortable options and breaks in his emotional dam, Mal’s life has just been turned upside down. Will Mal be able to resist temptation in order to preserve his friendships, or will he risk everything to find happiness?