He embarks upon the week from hell where anything that can go wrong does. It begins with a truck crashing into his outdoor sign and only goes downhill from there.
Add an asshole homophobic boss hell bent on seeing him fired and Phil realizes he needs to put into place a plan to save himself and his job.
First step in his plan… do something about his love life.
Meanwhile, Ezra, one of Phil’s team members, is dealing with his own roller coaster ride of a week.
As is Brandon, the local cop…
And Mark, the homophobic boss…
Perhaps, with a little… luck, the next week will be better.
This book was full of a few surprises along the way!! We meet Phil who is someone who puts everything into his job, but this means his personal life is a total mess, in fact he doesn't have a personal life as all his time is spent at work.
The week from hell starts like any other week for Phil, as manager of a Speedy Mart, until the day that has the truck crashing into his stores outside sign..... his ex-boyfriend ringing asking for a loan..... his night staff are held up in an armed robbery...... and the district manager telling him to fire his best night employee..... a car on fire on the garage forecourt and the icing on the cake is that Phil is put on an action plan, even though there is no reason for this.... it all seems to stem back to Phil giving an interview about his helping out the local LGBT and he then finds out he has a homophobic district manager who now wants to get rid of him.
Phil doesn't seem to realise that Humberto, who is one of his customers, is trying to get his attention to ask him out!! Phil was supposed to ring him one evening, but after an eventful day at work, he went home and fell asleep - prompting Humberto to think he didn't want to go out with him. So Phil is convinced that he has driven Humberto away.
Ezra is in a quandary as he knows he should talk to his best friend Justin about his boyfriend Vince, as Ezra knows Vince is playing around and is not loyal to Justin at all. Ezra really does care for Justin, and I don’t think he actually realises how much he does care….
Vince shows no commitment to Justin, and quite often throughout the book you find out he is with somebody else, and doesn't seem to care about anything other than how people look at him, and the next hot body he can have. One of the people he decided to take out was the Policeman who responded to his accident, but to make matters worse, although he lives with Justin, he asked him to make himself scarce while he brought his date home..... however, on their arrival at the house, Justin is there and not in a good way......
Doreen, another of the staff, frequently mentions a dungeon at home, but nobody really believes that she has one..... but oh yes she does, and learn about what happens in her dungeon!!
Mark, the district manager, decides to go for a drink after the week from hell and ends up at the gay bar in the town. Here he meets Jeremy, and although Mark is married, he agrees to go home with Jeremy……
Things all come to a head, when both Mark and Phil are called into the head office of Speedy Mart, and the events that happen there are not what you expect to happen.
Is Mark a closet gay?? Does Phil ever manage to apologise to Humberto and go on a date?? What has happened to Justin?? What has happened at the meeting at the head office?? Will Ezra ever realise what his feelings for Justin are??
He had to be joking. He’d just complimented Phil, saying he was very good-looking. Phil laughed and shook his head. “Look who’s talking.” Phil stepped back to allow Humberto entry, and he moved confidently into Phil’s personal space. He inhaled the nutty scent of Humberto’s manly cologne, and a warmth spread across Phil’s chest. When Humberto leaned in and kissed him softly yet squarely on the lips, Phil felt as if he’d swoon. He grabbed hold of the man’s biceps, steadying himself, and Humberto responded by intensifying the kiss. He slid his arms around Phil and pulled him in as he tilted his head slightly to the side and delivered a tiny bit of tongue. Phil received him and responded in kind. His cock shot to full mast.