Hands hardened by years training to become a master stonemason, Alessandro is the best at what he does. He can handle male lovers but is useless with women. A daily frustration when he’s in hopelessly in love with his apprentice, Pepper.
Eli’s never been a guy to say no to sex but he doesn’t take stupid risks and rarely dates the same man or woman twice. When forced to confront the emptiness of his life, Eli learns the hard way the ultimate meaning of loneliness—until finally, a stone maiden rescues him and a master craftsman lays hands on him.