OUT NOW! Being Fitz by J.D. Walker
Lysander “Fitz” Fitzgibbon used to teach at a university, but quit when his father grew ill and needed someone to take care of him. Years later, after his dad’s death, Fitz has given up on his dreams, drives a bus route, and endures visits from Jerry, who can’t really be called a friend, and barely a benefit. Fitz is lonely, worries about his weight, and figures life won’t be getting any better.
Then, Fitz stumbles over a dead body in the park. As if life couldn’t get any worse, he has a run-in with Detective Holland Simms, whose infuriating arrogance and brash behavior provokes Fitz to punch him. But strangely enough, Fitz feels more alive around Simms than he has in a long time, though he finds it hard to believe that the confident Simms would want anything to do with him. Should he take a chance on more?