Ray Jenkins and Eric Richards have been close friends since grade school, though they hadn't crossed the line into a closer relationship. Then, one day, Ray tells Eric that he's been called up and what starts out as being a get together between friends, turns into something more.
Two years pass before they meet again and Eric is not entirely sure he wants to see Ray again. Things heat up between them again, but Eric is fearful of where this will lead and that Ray will leave him again. Will Ray be able to convince Eric that this isn't just a fling? Or will Eric's fear end the relationship before it can blossom into something more.
Breaking Ground is a great read. Eric is a wonderful character - self-assured and knows what he wants - as well as what he doesn't. He was hurt by what he saw as Ray's rejection of what they had shared and he's unwilling for that to happen again - even if it costs him a friendship. Ray is also self-assured in most respects, although his self-confidence was shaken badly by his war experiences. He knows what he wants as well - he just needs to convince Eric of that.