Mating of Convenience
The first book in the Next Generation of Oceanport stories!
One year after Raphael finally makes it out of his small-town home in New England to work as a tattoo artist in the city, bad news descends on him. His useless father has gotten their family into debt so deep it would take a thousand years to dig them out. With his siblings on the brink of becoming homeless, Raphael turns to his estranged but wealthy grandmother for help, and receives a deal: If he settles down and marries, he'll free his siblings of the debt.
Years ago, Nathan fell in love with an omega. That omega broke his heart when he left, and Nathan's still not over him. When Raphael returns and asks for a favor--to enter a marriage of convenience--Nathan agrees. After all, he's doing it so he can start his own pet shop, right? Wrong. Nathan's still in love, and he's doing his best to hide it.
Haunted by the loss of their past friendship before they became lovers, Raphael regrets breaking Nathan's heart. Scars from the past are never easy to heal, though, and the more time he spends with his new husband, the harder it gets for Raphael to deny that he wants Nathan back. Except... this is just a pretend relationship, isn't it?