If being hit with a terrible migraine
that left him virtually helpless wasn't bad enough, a freak
accident leaves David Carmichael with a broken shoulder and
even more helpless then before. Without hesitation his best
friend Trace Jackson moves in to help him while he heals.
Being a somewhat openly gay man, David never shared that
information about himself with Trace. He never felt the need
to until now, when the close proximity with his best friend
unearthed feelings of attraction. Will revealing his secrets
to Trace bring them closer or will it bring their friendship
to an end?
As a fan of Rhianne Aile & Madeleine Urban's collaborative
works and individual stories, I have to admit I wasn't very
taken with this story. The characters were great, but the
storyline felt forced. I didn't get a real sense of
chemistry beyond friendship between Trace and David. They
were supposed to be best friends, but David kept a very
important part about himself secret from Trace and it seemed
odd that Trace didn't already know that David was gay. There
were some great scenes between Trace and David and they were
terrific guys, but I liked them better as friends rather
than lovers. Although The One That Got Away
was a bit of a miss for me, I still will keep my library
stock with the works of these two great writers.