Title: His Needs
Author: Kris T. Bethke
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Novella (113 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 14, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When State Trooper Travis Kinslow is injured right before Thanksgiving, the only positive is that for once he won’t be working during the holidays. Since he has no family, Travis was absorbed into his best friend, Joe’s, and he considers them as good as his own. Everyone except Joe’s brother Noah. Travis has been in love with the younger man for much of his life, but he’s always kept his distance.
As an ER nurse, Noah is a caretaker by nature. When his brother’s best friend is hurt, he’s happy to help Travis while he heals. He’s only ever allowed himself to think of Travis as the next best thing to an older brother, but by the light of the Christmas tree, Noah finally sees Travis’s true feelings. And in that moment, everything changes.
When faced with opposition and a Christmas nothing like they imagined, will their hopes for the future be enough to carry them through?
Review: The first thing I want to say about this story is that the cover was one of the best ones I have come across in a long time. For me it just shows the heart in the two guys. Now I have had the pleasure to read a couple of stories by this author but out of those that I have read this is my favorite one, but then again there are more to come. However I really loved that it was the perfect Christmas story in a way.
Travis has been in love with Noah for over twenty years. He has known Noah and his family since he was a small child, when he needs a safe haven to heal from his physical as well as mental injuries caused by his family. Noah’s mother considered him one of hers.
Noah has always wanted Travis but never thought he could since he was the little brother in the family. It wasn’t until Travis was injured that he saw the love the man had for him there. Now all they had to do is to tell the family, or not. Wonder what mama is going to say, well you will just have to read the story.
I got a kick out of this and Mama really needed a smack at Christmas time. However I can understand the feeling that comes from change. Hard to deal with it sometimes. This story was full of heart and joy, not to mention some hot sex. I loved reading it and can honestly say that it is one that will be read for many Christmas to come.