Ostracized by his family for his sexual identity, Prince Stephan is forced to flee his homeland before his older brother ascends the throne.
Stephan has been drawn to feminine things for as long as he can remember, so when the dire need for secrecy arises, he seizes the chance to don the perfect disguise. With the help of his loyal servant, Stephan picks his way through hostile territory, hiding his identity by posing as a woman. His only hope for asylum lies with the man who had been his friend and lover three years ago. But when that man also happens to be the crown prince of a rival country, things are a bit more complicated.
With war looming on the horizon, the danger of discovery grows by the moment. With all odds stacked against him, will Stephan find a safe place where he can be his true self, or is he doomed to remain a castaway?
Not long ago, Truman Durant was outed to his parents, disowned, and forced to live in his battered pickup truck. Only knowing he was already accepted to the local university kept Truman from giving up completely. Now he fiercely guards his sexuality from everyone who knows him, wanting only to achieve financial stability through a degree and a job. He refuses to be homeless again, so not even his fraternity brothers know who he really is…or why he has a trunk full of lingerie and dresses. Truman won’t risk any kind of exposure, not even for love.
Stasi Manolis is only a few steps out of the closet himself, but it’s been a good so far. His large Greek family is trying, and he’s grateful for every effort they make to modernize their thinking. He’s out on campus and living in the gay fraternity, making friends and sharing benefits. The one guy who keeps catching Stas’s attention is a gorgeous long-haired blond who plays baseball, wears reading glasses, and seems very lonely. While his tactics aren’t the smoothest, Stasi doesn’t hold back when he’s after something he wants…and he wants Truman.
…SLOWLY COMING OUT
Neither guy is truly prepared to deal with the other, but with a little open-mindedness and patience, they’re going to try to make a secret relationship work. But secrets have a way of coming out and some people aren’t willing to tolerate let alone accept what they don’t understand. Will Truman lose everything for a second time, or will he have the strength to stand up for his rights now that Stasi’s by his side?