'The Tav is what the locals call their neighbourhood pub - The Coolgardie Tavern. Located in East Fremantle, it is owned by Charlie - a big guy with a generous heart (and savvy business sense). The Tav offers evening meals, and then clears the restaurant tables to create a dance floor where the patrons can dance the night away, until its 1:00 a.m. closing time.
'Although not a gay bar, many of the clientèle of the The Tav are LGBT. Charlie's open attitude and his refusal to allow any sort of homophobic activities to happen in his place, mean that the local queer population flock to the place.
'We meet a lot of great people in the bar: Jake used to work the bar, but is taking a break for now. But he may be back. Sav is the big guy who works the door and enforces order. There's Gary who will smile at you prettily - but only on Friday nights. And if you listen closely, you may hear Merv spin you a tale.
'The Tav is central to many a romance - watch this space for them all.'
Source: Author's website. (Sighted: 16/10/2015)
'Jake Manning’s smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it, he can’t hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it's prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake’s so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude… and blind man.
'Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he’s met his match with Jake, who doesn’t take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.
'Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: the girls are starting their own lives and his mum’s sobriety might stick this time. He’s sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it’s time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realize he’s not alone anymore.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
'Davo’s a pretty average guy. He has a decent job, owns his own home, and spends his weekends at the pub. He fully accepts that he’s gay, but doesn’t want to be one of those gays who are girly. He likes football and other masculine pursuits, and firmly avoids anything that could be seen as femme—including relationships that last beyond fifteen minutes.
'Then Davo’s friend and gay idol not only gets a boyfriend, but also adopts a baby girl. Davo is seriously spooked and scuttles down to the pub. That’s where he meets Lee, cute from her cherry-red hair to her pretty little dress and pointy red shoes. Davo is charmed—but how is that possible? He’s gay. Isn’t he? Then Lee tells him he’s actually a guy—he just likes to wear women’s dresses occasionally. Thoroughly confused about an attraction that’s out of character for him, Davo begins the long journey to where he can accept himself without caring what everyone else thinks.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.