Author: Julia Talbot, BA Tortuga
Length: Novella (13K)
Publisher: Torquere Press (December 12th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Jack hates going back to the East Texas town where he was raised. Even as a successful chef in Austin, he feels like that awkward gay kid all over again. But his dad is sick, and wants Jack’s famous hollandaise sauce for holiday breakfasts. When Jack finds out his old flame Kent is in town for Christmas, too, he thinks things can’t get much worse. Can Kent convince him Christmas miracles can happen?
Review: Already unhappy at coming home, with its bad memories as well as his father’s advancing Alzheimer’s, Jack thinks things can’t get any worse when he bumps into his old flame Kent. To add insult to injury, even after ten years, Kent is as beautiful as ever.
They arrange a get together to give Jack a break from being at his parent’s home, and quickly find that the spark between them is still there. In fact, it never went away. They make love as if they’ve never been apart.
Now that they’re older and wiser, they’re less likely to end up in a fistfight if the going gets tough. They even find they both live in Austin. Perfect.
This is a nicely crafted piece with a second chance at love and happiness for the guys.
If you like sexy couples, happy endings, second chances, and hot sex, this is for you.