Well, that was fine, they got married, spent time in their hotel getting to know each other - well through rose-tinted glasses anyway. On their return to Denver, things begin to change. They lived in completely different areas, and Clark has the chance of a totally awesome job that would mean moving away. But that is fine, as Clark is convinced that Tanner will just follow him.... or will he?
I have to admit I was laughing at times in this book, especially when they actually got married, but then I was feeling sad as it seemed like they were going to be husbands for the shortest time. However, things do certainly change.......
“Us,” Tess said, placing a hand on Cecilia’s shoulder. “And them.” She jerked her thumb at Tanner and Clark.
Oh, we’re not getting married. Why wouldn’t it come out of Tanner’s mouth? It was true. Wasn’t it? It’s not like making out in the Packers parking lot when they were both three sheets to the wind made two people life partners. He looked at Clark, who would obviously chime in at any second—Tanner would feel foolish when they got back to the hotel pool and Clark asked him, What was with the hesitation?
So say it, already, Tanner willed Clark, but he just smiled up at Tanner like a goof. Suddenly they were standing before a county clerk with an application for a marriage license on the counter between them--now they were going to forget how to talk? Imagine Tanner’s relief when at last Clark opened his mouth.
Jump ahead eleven (redhead-free) years: I knew I wanted to write this second Mile High Club story about Tanner and Clark, and I took more than one crack at their story, but they just kept circling around Friends with Benefits, which wasn’t cutting it for me. On the day the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in this country, I harkened wistfully back to my all-but-forgotten plan to snare the Sexiest Redhead in the World. But I skipped past the nostalgic yen for what might have been; again the Impromptu Wedding asserted itself as the Way Forward, and for better or worse, Tanner and Clark were married on the spot. Time and future installments will tell if it was a stroke of romantic genius or if a foundering marriage takes a friendship down with it, but if they have half as much fun being married as I had writing about them getting married, they’re off to a good start.