Hans lives in a small town stuck out on a limb by the sea. Loneliness, and his hunger to be with a man are driving him to distraction. One day, while out walking on an empty beach, he sees a fisherman wearing just a pair of wet underpants. It is as if this man has stepped straight out of his dreams.
Their lovemaking is everything that Hans could ever have hoped for but Luke has commitments and is not available to feed Hans' growing desire. The next day Hans meets Luke's friends and soars on the wings of ecstasy once more.
And then after that his hopes are dashed once more. The weeks roll into months and soon a year has gone by. And then one day, while looking out to sea, Hans meets another fisherman. This man is younger and unattached. This time Hans knows that he has found the special one.
That is the gist of the story but what I concentrate on is describing the sexual heat and passion of Hans' journey into love.