For a long time Trey Huggins has harbored a secret crush on
Cole Harding, the principal of the school where he teaches.
Trey felt that even if he confessed his feelings to Cole,
and if by some small miracle of grace Cole was gay also, why
on earth would he be interested in someone like him?
To fill some of the loneliness, Trey agreed to meet a man he
met online. That decision proved tragic and left Trey
physically and emotionally scarred, and more withdrawn than
ever. With an investigation and trial looming Trey’s
friends rally around him, but surprisingly he finds the most
comfort from the one man he thought didn’t even know he
Cole has been in the closet for most of his life. He worked
hard to keep his private and professional life separate, but
he can no longer deny that his feelings for Trey were not
just professional. Cole knows Trey needs him through this
tough time, and choosing between Trey and his career during
Trey’s very public trial is harder than he expected, but
losing Trey just isn’t an option.
Book three of the Poker Night series was very good.
Trey is an absolute sweetheart and what happened to him was
heartbreaking. The only shiny light was that it led Cole to
him. I was not pleased with Cole throughout the entire
book, I felt he could have been stronger for Trey, but I did
understand it was hard for him. The progression of their
relationship was very loving and I liked the way Cole was
patient with Trey and vice versa. The other entertaining
part of this book was getting the sneak peak at the upcoming
installment of this series. Pocket Pair was an
enjoyable story, and for followers of the series, I do
suggest reading the series in published order.