TRUE CALLING by Tallulah Scott
Daniel McGregor lost everything.
Part of the elite Mountain Ranger Rescue Corps, he was one of the best the Corps had ever seen. High altitude; rough, rugged terrain; heavily-forested mountains – it didn’t matter, Daniel was quickly becoming a legend in the Rangers.
Tragedy struck. He was a hero, decorated for saving that family, but the rescue had been costly, more than he could bear. His partner died on that cold mountainside five years ago, his life literally slipping through Daniel’s fingers.
Physically, Daniel made it back okay, but inside, he’s carried emotional scars too deep to overcome.
Trey Obenshain is young, fiery and impulsive, determined he’s not just going to become a member of the Mountain Rangers, but be one of the best. Marginalized by his family for his sexuality and his failure to live up to their expectations, Trey is driven to excel in his rough and rowdy career.
Sparks soon fly when the two cross paths. For Daniel, long-dead emotions begin to surface, feelings he’s not ready for. Trey finds himself in awe of the legendary Daniel McGregor, but he soon discovers Daniel is much more than his legend – a tortured soul, with a soft, lonely tenderness inside, buried away from the world.
Trey’s growing affection is battered when he learns a dark secret from his hero’s past, and Daniel struggles to overcome the one fear that he’s never been able to conquer – the fear of loss. Both are soon tested in ways they hadn’t expected, forced into an emergency rescue operation together, a mission that may claim not only their trust in one another, but their very lives.