Since vowing celibacy over a decade ago, history professor and classic car aficionado Edwin Blais's only comfort has been his dead partner's cat, Francesca. When she gets lost, Edwin's beside himself...until he meets the man who found her.
Cat-lover and mechanic Forrest James is a Roman sculpture brought to life, old enough to run a successful garage but not old enough to forget the secrets of a painful childhood.
Edwin's lonely, and a straight man poses no threat to his vow. Soon he's going to the garage every night after class. Forrest's quiet friendship is healing Edwin's broken heart until a night of mind-blowing sex changes everything. Edwin can't deny his growing feelings, but a relationship between them seems impossible.
After Edwin uncovers the mysteries behind Forrest's tough exterior, he's forced to choose between a lost love and an unexpectedly tender new love who needs Edwin more than he ever could have guessed. Only by dealing with their tragic pasts can either forge a future. Will they find a way to do together what neither could do alone?