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Our December Book One Sometimes two people fit together so well it seems their love was preordained, as if every step taken led inevitably to a happy ending. Deeply in love, Jared and Alex are such a couple, but the path to true and lasting love is rarely smooth. At 15, being gay isn't the best thing that ever happened to a guy. In fact, Alex Ross thinks it's down right scary. Then he meets 20 year old construction worker Jared Douglas, and Alex starts to think the gay thing might not be so bad after all. The attraction between them is intense, but — mindful of Alex's age — Jared is determined to keep the sparks from igniting. The stress of controlling his feelings makes it almost a relief when Alex's father ships him off to prep school. Jared expects Alex to forget him and find a boy friend his own age; he doesn't anticipate how much it will hurt. When Alex comes home for Christmas, just turned 16, with his heart on his sleeve, Jared knows he can't continue to keep everything he feels a secret. * * * * * * A Place to Run Book Two School's out and Alex is home, but things aren't going as smoothly as he hoped. Jared is hesitant about advancing their relationship and fixated on the fact that Alex's mother doesn't know he's gay. When she discovers the truth, her extreme reaction drives Alex back to school early. Jared is stunned. Motivated by his need to protect Alex, Jared begins to question the wisdom of their planning a future together. How will their love flourish when every circumstance makes it seem predestined to fail? * * * * * * Stronger In Your Hands Book Three Eighteen and still trapped at prep school, Alex feels he and Jared will never get together, and then a surprise visit from Jared puts all doubt to rest. After Alex graduates, everything seems to fall right into place. The heat between them is scorching, but secrets from Jared's past and his need to take care of everyone around him jeopardizes their fledgling relationship. How will they build a future if Jared can't face the past?