Bauerís work was his life; he built his company from the
ground up to a now multi-million-dollar corporation. For all
he has financially Robertís life was still lacking. He was
alone but that was how he thought he wanted it. Robert never
met any one he wanted for more than sex, let alone to love,
until he met Jesse McIntyre, the bartender at his favorite
bar. Unfortunately the one man who invades his every thought
was straight, at least that was the impression he was given.
knew the patrons of the gay bar he worked at thought he was
straight and he was fine with that, the last thing he wanted
was to get involved with anyone. Jesse was trying to forget
his past and start a new life but the mental and physical
scars from his past continue to haunt him. Jesse was good
at keeping people at arms length but when Robert began to
frequent the bar he longed to be someone Robert would find
interesting. Jesse believed there was no way someone as
gorgeous and sexy as Robert would be attracted to a college
dropout with emotional baggage. When a winter storm strands
Robert and Jesse together, Robert shows Jesse he is exactly
what he wants and need.
had a brief cameo appearance in M.L. Rhodes The Elf and
Shoemaker, and he made such an impression that I was
jumping with joy when I found out he was getting a
spin-off. Robert and Jesse were to very strong characters.
Robert built himself up from nothing into a very successful
and wealthy man. Jesse made some bad decisions in his life
and it takes a lot out of him to learn to live with the
guilt that weighs him down. Both men had an instant
attraction to each other, and thank goodness fate stepped in
to give them the opportunity to explore that attraction.
Passion was a great start to a beautiful, but may
not be a very smooth, relationship. I adored Passion
and look forward to reading more about Robert and Jesse.