GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance LENGTH: 17,229 words RATING: Travel writer Trek stops in a small New Mexico town for gas only to have his car and dog Commando stolen while he's in the quick stop. As much as he loves his restored 1959 Plymouth Fury, he loves his rescued Pit Bull even more. As any robbed person would, he calls the cops.The officer who shows up is gruff at first but soon reveals his kind and caring side. Commando bites the thief enough to cause him to crash before he reaches the freeway. Now without wheels, Trek has problems. And the bite creates an added one -- Commando has to be in quarantine for two weeks and cannot leave the county! Since Trek won't leave him, what happens now?Dan is a country boy at heart, and shy when he isn't able to hide in his uniform. Dashing and urbane Trek fascinates but also scares him. Still he is moved to make the visitor's mandatory stay in Alamo Junction as pleasant as possible. Soon some benefits come with the new friendship.Still, two weeks pass too fast putting Trek on the road again. Dan had never realized how lonely he's been. Now he does and even the sweet dog he adopts doesn't really ease the pain. Does he dare to hope that Trek may pass his way again?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.