Patience is a virtue. But what if you wait too long?While Xander Ekmans dream of becoming a successful artist has come true, his love life has gone from bad to worse. Sick of the endless string of one-night stands, he accepts the challenge when his best friend, Erik, bets him that he cant be celibate for a month. Now all he needs is a reminder to keep his distance in the heat of the moment.Troy Moriarty doesnt have time for love. Hes too busy trying to keep his recently opened tattoo parlor afloat. Besides, ever since the man who was supposed to be his business partner abandoned him to run the shop on his own, he has a hard time trusting others.When Xander turns to Troy for a tattoo that will remind him to be patient, the attraction is instant. But faced with Xanders month of celibacy, Troys trust issues, and a nemesis lurking in the background, their relationship may be doomed before it has a chance to begin.