A Tucker Springs Novel
Welcome to Tucker Springs, Colorado, where sparks fly when opposites attract—but are some obstacles too great to overcome?
When tattoo artist Seth Wheeler meets his new neighbor, it’s like a revelation. Darren Romero is everything Seth wants in a man: hot, clever, single, and interested. For a minute he seems perfect. Then Darren drops the bomb: he moved to Tucker Springs to be a pastor at the New Light Church.
As a gay man whose parents threw him out, Seth has a strict policy of keeping believers at arm’s length for self-preservation. But Darren’s perseverance and the chemistry bubbling between them steadily wear down his defenses.
In a small town like Tucker Springs, Seth can’t avoid Darren—or how much he wants him. Which means he needs to decide what’s more important: protecting himself, or his feelings for his neighbor.
First Edition published by Riptide Publishing, March 2013.
Covet Thy Neighbor is the fourth book in the Tucker Springs series. Each book can easily be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading the previous books because previous characters are brought up in this book.
Any book with religious content is hit or miss for me, sometimes they come off too preachy and other times to sacrilegious, but Covet Thy Neighbor walked the line perfectly. I very much enjoyed Darren, who is a youth pastor and his perspective about faith and being gay.
For the most part I also liked Seth. He’s a proclaimed atheist. He walked away from any sort of religion due to his upbringing. However, what kind of irked me about Seth was how much he kept bring religion and how at times he was border line hypocritical. Darren does his best to soothe the snarky Seth and his doubts about whether a relationship between the two could ever work. Overall this was a good story, with lots sizzling moments.