book cover of Color of Grace

Color of Grace

(The second book in the Cost of Repairs series)
A novel by

Reformed party animal Barrett McCall now takes life one day at a time, grateful for each new one that he has. His job as a short-order cook at Dixie's Cup pays the rent, and he likes living in small-town Stratton, Pennsylvania. When his apartment is destroyed in a fire, Barrett's boss Dixie steps in with an offer to rent her finished basement, and he eagerly accepts - except this puts his solitary life on a collision course with Dixie's nephew: arrogant high school art teacher Schuyler Rhodes.

Schuyler paid the reticent Dixie's Cup cook little mind until Barrett moved into Aunt Dixie's basement apartment. Now they seem to run into each other everywhere, and the sexual attraction between them is undeniable - only Schuyler is protecting a tragic secret. Fifteen years ago, Schuyler's teenage cousin Matty drowned in a nearby lake. Everyone believes it was an accident, but Schuyler knows the truth - and so does the culprit.

Even though Barrett and Schuyler's physical chemistry is explosive from their first kiss to more hands-on explorations, Schuyler's guilt insists that he keep Barrett at arm's length. Barrett exercised his own personal demons years ago, and he wants to help Schuyler do the same so their fledgling relationship has a chance to thrive. But when the other witness to Matty's death unexpectedly shows up in town, Schuyler is forced into a deadly confrontation that may cost him his relationship with Barrett - and possibly even his own life.

NOTE: This work was previously published under the same title. The book has been lightly edited, with updated cover art, but no major parts of the story have been changed.

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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Color of Grace (Cost of Repairs)
Author(s): A M Arthur
ISBN: 1-61921-634-5 / 978-1-61921-634-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Color of Grace: Cost of Repairs #2
Author(s): A M Arthur
Publisher: Briggs-King Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA