Plumber’s apprentice Andrew Richardson finds himself in an unlikely battle of wits with a pretentious American pop star visiting London for the Brit Awards. The singer is unhappy because there’s no heating, but the boiler needs replacing and on Sundays, Andy goes to church.
Eighteen year-old Cam Franklin's life changed when he went to lifeguard orientation for the community pool. That's when he met Ian Greenely, the boy who would actually change his life. Little did he know, he had a few more life-changing events in the year to follow.
Soon after Sam gets a new job, he meets Brian and is immediately enchanted with him. Will Sam dare make the first move even though he is not out to anyone at his new place of work? Or will he wait to see how Brian feels about him?
Colin begins a new job and befriends Charles, a socialite who represents everything Colin despises. Despite fundamental life differences, they begin to build a deep friendship. Unbeknownst to Colin, Charles is falling in love with him, only to watch Colin fall in love with—and begin to build a life with another man. Colin must reconcile the deeply rooted expectations he’s created for himself against the reality; that desires of the heart never play by the rules.
Feeling very much alone, Lloyd lowers the urn of his wife’s ashes into the water, as the sun is setting in the Indian Ocean, on a remote Cattle Station in Western Australia. What was to be a short visit to the station, changes dramatically, and Lloyd has to deal with all the challenges of being in a remote location, including a category 5 cyclone, an Earthquake and two wildfires.
The first Christmas in six years without the world being at war; there is hope, there is remembrance, and there is uncertainty.
The store's family-feel is reinforced weekly with the publication of "Store Chat," but it takes effort. So does social justice. The Elevator Captain, the Editor, the Columnist, an Elevator Operator and her young son all strive for the renewed potential of Christmas in peacetime.
Interoffice dating is never ideal. Usually it's avoided at all costs. Tristan isn't going to let that stop him. When he sees Cameron it's love at first sight. He's gorgeous, intelligent, perfect and... oblivious. That's okay. Tristan just has to clue him in to how epic they can be. He's seen too many romantic comedies to fail at this.
Kip Meijer is probably the only tattoo apprentice in history without a single tattoo of his own. His appearance and skill change the atmosphere at the Brick and Tenth Tattoo Studio, but Kip has a secret, and he's been keeping his heart and his skin saved for something special. It'll be just his luck if the two things show up together.
Life's great and stable. Being married, having (almost) two children, a house, a job teaching English; Tristan ought to be happy. He is, well, most of the time. Things change with the arrival of a new colleague. A love of baroque music seems the first similarity between them; follow how a simple harpsichord suite expands to overlap life.
They say you can't escape destiny! Louis spent a passionate night with a handsome man he met at a bar after the celebrations for his graduation. The next morning he ran away hoping to forget all about it. He was certain that he would never cross paths with that man again. Who would have predicted that he would meet that man again as his boss Xavier White?