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Someone to Kiss by Scotty Cade Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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OS: Welcome to Scotty Cade here to talk about his new book!

SC:

Happy Holidays All!

New year’s Eve is again upon us and Someone to Kiss, oddly enough, covers two consecutive New Year’s Eve’s.

For Dane, New Years Eve has always been a special night and he’s always dreamt of having someone to kiss at midnight. And when he meets Carter, he hoped, finally, all his dreams were about to come true. But unfortunately life gets in the way and he’s gonna have to wait a little longer for that to happen. Without giving away too much of the story, Dane travels a lot for his job and a transfer puts he and Carter’s new relationship in jeopardy. They are at a point where it’s too new to commit, but long enough for Dane to be pretty sure he’s met Mr. Right.

But unfortunately, Carter had a very bad experience with a long distance relationship and promised he would never put himself through that heartache again. And personally I agree. I’ve been in a long distance relationship and well…it was not fun. Especially for a person like me who human interaction and human contact. Trust me…the telephone is not like the real thing, even with FaceTime. ☺ But…with that said, for some people I’m sure it works out well. Especially for those independent people who like a little solitude between their doses of interaction.

Below you can read a little excerpt, but before you do, I’d like to know your opinion on long distance relationships. Have you ever had one? Did it work out? Was it hard or easy for you?
If you do decide to post, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for an e-book of “Someone to Kiss.”

Thanks for spending the time with me and I wish you and yours all the goodness the New Year has to offer.

 

 

Blurb:

Dane McCormick’s job negotiating leases and building out furnished office suites takes him all over the country. He stays until the job is done—and then he moves on. As satisfying as the job is, it leaves him no place to call home and no chance to build a personal life. After arriving in Greenville, South Carolina, for a job, a severe stomach virus knocks Dane for a loop. He finds a local urgent care clinic… and a tall, dark, and handsome doctor who goes well above and beyond his duties to treat Dane. The doctor’s bedside manner makes Dane forget all about his stomach flu.

Carter Baldridge has dedicated his life to caring for others. Since graduating from medical school, he has spent all his time and energy building his urgent care business. But the morning he steps into his examining room and sees Dane McCormick on the table, he realizes it might be time to devote some attention to a part of life he has neglected. The spark is there, but so is a major obstacle in the form of Dane’s peripatetic lifestyle and a bad experience in Carter’s past. Both have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.

 

Buy Links for Someone to kiss:

 

Dreamspinner Press

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/someone-to-kiss-by-scotty-cade-9199-b

Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Someone-Kiss-Scotty-Cade-ebook/dp/B078FBKX6S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513521124&sr=8-2&keywords=Scotty+Cade

iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/someone-to-kiss/id1318479758?mt=11

Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/someone-to-kiss-scotty-cade/1127632093?ean=2940158864698

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/someone-to-kiss

 

Excerpt

Dane sat in the waiting room of the local urgent care, or doc-in-a-box as they were often called, and waited for his turn. His hands were shaky, and he was doing his best to keep down the little bit of liquid he’d managed to consume in the last fourteen hours.
The nurse opened a door and stuck her head out. “Dane McCormick?”
Dane stood on shaky legs. “Yes. I’m here.”
“Right this way.” She held the door open for him, led him to the examination room, and closed the door behind them.
She gestured to the examination table. “Please have a seat.”
While they waited, she stuck a thermometer in his ear and then took his pulse. When the thermometer beeped, she read the results and entered them into a computer. She then slipped the blood pressure cuff around his arm and pumped it up. The tight sensation eased as she counted down. Finally, the cuff released and she slid it off.
“How long have you had this fever?” she asked.
“It started last night,” Dane explained. “Followed by nausea, chills, and vomiting. A lot of vomiting.”
“Have you been able to keep anything down at all?”
“Barely a little Sprite.”
“When is the last time you vomited?”
“In your parking lot,” Dane said cringing at the thought of hurling his guts out in front of the world. Probably only one or two passersby, in fact, but it sure felt like the world.
“Oh,” the nurse said tapping the keyboard again and then digging into a drawer and handing Dane a kidney-shaped pink bowl. “Just in case.”
He looked at the bowl oddly. It didn’t look big enough to hold a glass of water, not to mention a grown man’s— He cut off that thought abruptly.
“I know, right?” the nurse said with a knowing glance. “But it’s what they give us.”
Then she handed him something in a plastic wrapper. “Please remove your shirt and put this on. The doctor will be with you shortly.”
“Thank you,” Dane said as she left the room.
Dane unbuttoned and slipped off his shirt and replaced it with the blue paper gown. “At least it’s blue and not pink,” he said out loud as he shivered and tried to mentally settle his stomach.
Five minutes passed, and Dane was feeling worse each minute. He didn’t know how much longer he could hold out, but he certainly didn’t want to hurl in front of the doctor. He considered leaving the room and finding the nearest bathroom, but then he might miss the doctor and have to wait longer, so he stayed put, closed his eyes, and tried to think of anything other than hurling.
At the sound of the door, Dane opened his eyes and stared at the man who entered the room. For a moment, he forgot about being sick. Jesus! He’s gorgeous. The guy was near six feet in height—a couple of inches shorter than Dane’s own six-foot-two-inch frame. He had jet-black hair with one streak of silver over his right eyebrow and the brightest and kindest sapphire-blue eyes Dane had ever seen. The doctor smiled warmly, and Dane’s stomach did backflips again. This time he wasn’t sure if it was his illness or the handsome doc making his stomach flutter.Cover:

 

Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland sheepdog Mavis at his side. Being from the south and a lover of commitment and fidelity, all of his characters find their way to long healthy relationships, however long it takes them to get there. He believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.

Bio

Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland sheepdog Mavis at his side. Being from the south and a lover of commitment and fidelity, all of his characters find their way to long healthy relationships, however long it takes them to get there. He believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.

 

Here’s where you can find Scotty:

 

www.scottycade.com

www.facebook.com/scotty.cade

www.twitter.com/ScottyCade

scottycade@gmail.com

scotty@scottycade.com

 

 

 

Categories
4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Audiobook Book Contemporary Dreamspinner Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Insta Love Little to no angst m/m Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Shifter Standalone

Audiobook: Dragon’s Hoard by MA Church Narrated by Dorian Bane

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/dragons-hoard-by-ma-church-8822-b

Blurb

To be loved by a dragon is to be treasured.

A hundred years ago, werewolf Alpha Montgomery took a risk driven by desperation—he borrowed money from the ancient dragon Warwick Ehecatl, putting up the pack lands as collateral. Now the debt is due, and dragons don’t forget—or forgive. Warwick demands Montgomery’s son, Avery, and three businesses as compensation. As an Omega, Avery knows he is basically useless to his pack, so he might as well agree. He soon has second thoughts, though. Warwick is fearsome, and he’s free to do as he likes with Avery.

Warwick knows his race’s reputation, and he even admits some of it is deserved. But he’d rather cut off his tail than let his innocent mate’s light go out. It won’t be easy, but buried deep, there’s something between them worth safeguarding.

Review
(Book Previously Reviewed Here)

This was just fun! No angst. Some cute dialog. Some magic. Some flying. Some super hot fated mate dragon sex! And some family BS – but really – most of this was just these two guys finding love and being cute together!

I loved every second of it and highly recommend it for shifter fans everywhere!

5 of 5 stars

Audio

Dorian Bane is really good with accents and making each character unique. He excels at dialog and handles the pacing of action and emotions well.

I don’t love his narration of the non-dialog parts as much as his dialog – he sometimes comes across a little “sing-songy” but it’s not a big distraction.

In general I think this is a great way to experience this story and I recommend it!

4 of 5 stars

Overall 4.5 of 5 stars

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Holidays: A Holiday Crush (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by CJane Elliott

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b

Blurb

San Francisco lawyer Brad Halberstam is in a rut. At forty-one, he’s successful but alone. Even his holidays are predictable—he spends every Christmas golfing in Napa with his ex-boyfriend. Then attractive but oh-so-young filmmaker Michael Blair invites him out. Brad joins Michael and his housemates in their holiday celebrations and learns that life can be joyful. He hesitates to saddle Michael with a much-older boyfriend but as their attraction ignites, Brad’s tempted to let Michael sweep him into a bright new future.

Michael lives in a group house in Berkeley. He loves making life into a celebration, especially during the holidays. Michael longs for a partner, and he hopes serious but sweet Brad Halberstam is the one. Michael’s infatuation grows over caroling and cookies, but his housemate reminds him that Michael always latches on to someone during the holidays, so he won’t be alone. After a misunderstanding, Michael loses heart, no longer sure if his relationship with Brad is real or just another Christmas crush.

Review

This definitely stands out as one of my favorites in this bunch! I loved it!!! It was sweet, sentimental, and really hit all the right notes – even though it was short.

The (very mild) political statement is well-received and I appreciated how little angst was spent on Brad’s career change.

All in all highly recommended – if only it were a full length story!

5 of 5 stars

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A Poll/ Voting

And the Winner Is… Voted the best books and audiobooks released November 2107…

Tried and True by Charlie Cochet
Audio: Destiny of Dragons by TJ Klune narr Michael Lesley

The Consumption of Magic by TJ Klune
Audio: Gummy Bears and Grenades by Charlie Chochet narr Mark Westfield

It’s a tie!

Unexpected by Sloane Kennedy
On Davis Row by NR Walker

Audio: Dyeing to be Loved by Aimee Nicole Walker narr Joel Leslie
Audio: Fool of Main Beach by Tara Lain narr KC Kelly


And our Comment Winner: Kathleen!

 

Congrats to all our winners and a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted and commented!  Here’s to hoping you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Audiobook Book Contemporary Dreamspinner Gay Gay Heat Index Humor Insta Love Little to no angst m/m Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Part of a Series Shifter Standalone

Audiobook: Stalking Buffalo Bill (Shifter U #1) by J. Leigh Bailey Narrated by Finn Sterling

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Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/stalking-buffalo-bill-by-j-leigh-bailey-8757-b

Blurb

A Shifter U Tale

A smitten coyote isn’t the only one stalking Buffalo Bill.

A buffalo walks into a cafe. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but for coyote shifter Donnie Granger, it’s the beginning of an obsession. Donnie is a little hyperactive and a lot distractible, except when it comes to William. He finally works up the nerve to approach William but is interrupted by a couple of violent humans.

While William—don’t call me Bill—is currently a professor, he once worked undercover against an international weapons-trafficking ring. Before he can settle into obscurity, he must find out who leaked his location and eliminate the thugs. He tries keeping his distance to protect Donnie, but the wily coyote won’t stay away.

It’ll take both Donnie’s skills as a stalker—er, hunter—and William’s super-spy expertise to neutralize the threat so they can discover if an excitable coyote and a placid-until-pissed buffalo have a future together.

Review

(Book Reviewed here Previously by Dee)

Absolutely loved this book!

I absolutely loved it! This story had me smiling all the way to the end ☺.
I will apologise in advance. My review will not be able to convey the absolute pleasure I had in reading this book, it is whole a lot of fun!
Donnie is adorable, even though he seems to be indecisive about his present life choices and his future. He’s easily distracted and can carry on whole conversations that are hilarious. In comparison, William is more staid, almost dour, but he has his flashes of humour. These are made all the funnier because while he doesn’t have them often, they are spot on. They meet at the café where Donnie works, and from there it’s almost non-stop action with hit-men, super-secret spy stuff (Donnie’s take, not mine). Along the way, Donnie grows a little bit more mature, (he’s still funny) and William loosens up just a tad.
There is nothing I didn’t love about this book – the bad guys were real, the humour and banter between all the characters had me smiling all the way to the end – there is a scene when Donnie finds out what sort of shifter William is, it’s hilarious! (It’s also related to the book title). I loved the epilogue; William will have his hands full with Donnie!
Definitely a re-read for me – great story line, humour, suspense, low angst what’s not to love?
If I had one wish, it’s for there to be an audiobook- I even have the perfect narrator for it (in my mind) *whispers Michael Lesley’s name*.

 

I agree with Dee whole-heartedly. This was a really fun book with a fair amount of action and lots of humor and some nice smexy times as well! Donnie is a great character as is Buffalo Bill. I hope to see this as a series in the future.

 

Audio

Dee did not get her wish for narrator, but Finn Sterlin did a really nice job with this. He gives Bill a GREAT voice and Donnie’s voice was distinct and full of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and audio and highly recommend it!

5 of 5 stars

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3.5 stars Angst Level Anthology Beth Jumper Billionaire Book Christmas Contemporary Dreamspinner Families/Weddings Gay Gay Holiday Little to no angst m/m Mild/low level heat Monthly Theme Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Part of a Series Standalone

Holidays: The Billionaire’s Boxing Day Bargain (Advent 2017) by Ava Hayden

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b

Blurb

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar collection Stocking Stuffers.

Milo is too nice to say no when the desperate call goes out for more staff to work Boxing Day at Eden Consumer Electronics. It’s just until they sell the door-crasher specials, but it means he can’t see his billionaire boyfriend Lance until later that day.

Lance spends December 25 jetting back from a business trip, eager to see Milo. He calls as soon as his flight lands Boxing Day morning, only to find out that seven hundred and thirty televisions are cock-blocking him.

What’s the point of being a billionaire if you can’t spend your way around obstacles? Milo doesn’t want Lance solving his problems with cash, but he’ll never find out because Lance’s efficient personal assistant, William, is on the case. Unfortunately, even billionaires are subject to the law of unintended consequences—and these aren’t the kind Lance can buy his way out of.

Will Lance and Milo have their Boxing Day date? Or have Lance’s pushy billionaire ways finally gone too far?

Review

Wanting to spend Boxing Day with his boyfriend, Lance is willing to spend whatever it takes to make it happen. Milo love Lance for who he is , not what he can spend to free up Milo’s time.
A simple story of 2 men who want to be loved for who they are. Not what they can buy someone and not for being a gold digger.  Once they get past that point it’s as if they can both relax around each other and let their relationship progress to the point they see who each other really is.

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5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Asexual BDSM Book Christmas College/University Contemporary Dreamspinner Exploration farmer Gay Gay Heat Index Holiday Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort Insta Love m/m Mary D Mid level steam/heat Mild level angst Music/Rock Star Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Older MCs Opposites attract Scorching/high heat second chance at love Single Parent Standalone Teacher

Color of You by C.S. Poe

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Dreamspinner Presents
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/color-of-you-by-cs-poe-9173-

Blurb
Bowen Merlin— yes, that’s his real name—accepts a position in the quaint town of Lancaster, New Hampshire as the high school band director. He leaves New York City for the snowy countryside of New England just in time for the holidays. With class, homework, after school activities, and a surprise Christmas concert to plan and rehearse, Bowen is plenty busy. And since he’s never had much luck with romance, factoring in time to find Mr. Right isn’t a priority….

Until he meets the proprietor of Snowy Ridge Apple Orchard, Felix Hansen. Suddenly, true love seems like a possibility for the first time in Bowen’s life. The two are a perfect match and fill the skipped beats of each other’s hearts. But as wonderful as Felix seems, he’s harboring scars that could end their budding relationship when someone in town goes to great lengths to sabotage their careers.

If Bowen is to survive the holidays, he’ll need to lean on old friends and new, convince Felix he’s worth any hardship, and prove they can come out of the catastrophe stronger if they do so together.

Review
Wonderful, just a wonderful story of love friendship and family. I loved Bowen Merlin such a fun quirky character and Felix Hansen lovely deep shy character. In the story Bowen described Felix voice as rich amber and my thoughts immediately went to the way Derrick McClain sounds when he narrates the Snow and Winter series. The excellent descriptions of both characters helped me get a good picture of Bowen and Felix in my head. The chemistry between them was very well developed in the story. They are soulmates, each the perfect half of the partnership building a solid relationship. It’s a Love story that turns into mystery.
I did think it odd that as this story is about family their parents were not mentioned, not even just a passing reference. It didn’t affect my love of the story in any way it just raised a point of curiosity. There is a wonderfully strong cast of secondary characters, Alan, Scarlet and Steven all support both Felix and Bowen. In fact I would love Steven to have his own story. The second part of the story where their new insta love relationship is tested was in some way a surprise, in who was the perpetrator, and in others not, when homophobia was the driving force. What I did find uplifting was the way everyone pulled together to help Bowen and Felix. I wholeheartedly recommend this warming Christmas story.

5 of stars out of 5

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4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Boss/employee Bullying Christmas Contemporary Dreamspinner Fade to black/No Steam Friends to lovers Gay Gay Heat Index High but not hopeless Holiday Humor Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort m/m Magic Mary D Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Older MCs Paranormal pining second chance at love Secret Identity Standalone Thanksgiving

Sometimes the Best Presents Can’t Be Wrapped by B.G. Thomas

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/sometimes-the-best-presents-cant-be-wrapped-by-bg-thomas-9198-

Blurb
Ned Balding used to be a decent man—until the stress of seemingly countless responsibilities changes him, and he becomes cold and driven—the kind of man who considers firing an employee days before Christmas. The kind of man who kicks a dog…. But Ned’s transgressions haven’t gone unseen. A Salvation Army Santa witnesses his misdeeds and decides Ned needs to be taught a lesson.

When Ned wakes up the next morning, he’s stunned to discover he’s been transformed into a dog.

In the past year, Jake Carrara has lost his mother, a lover… even his dog. His boss came close to firing him just before the holidays. He isn’t sure he’s ready for another pet when he’s asked to foster a dog, but Jake’s good heart won’t let him refuse. Little does he know, this isn’t just any dog.

Through a twist of fate, two people with little reason to be friends might teach each other to rediscover the good—and the love—in life

Review
It was the Blurb that attracted me to this story, I really liked the sound of a twist on the redemption of a Scrooge type character. Ned is a very angry man and he takes his anger out on everyone he meets by snarling at them. But when Ned was turned into a dog the depth of his despair and Jake’s sadness made me quite tearful. Jake is so good with dog Ned. He cares for him a great deal. It gives Ned a chance to reflect on his life and panic that he might remain a dog. Whilst Jake can be open with dog Ned about his feelings and worries. This is very well written. I can’t think of a better way for a character to hear so candidly what other people thought about him and be in a situation that gives him no choice but to reflect. Ned had changed for the worse over the last few years. Consequently his husband was now filing for divorce. I did wonder though with the growing feeling Ned has for Jake that surely he should have been thinking of ways to make up with his husband. But this was eventually addressed satisfactorily for me. I suppose it’s a kind of paranormal friends to lovers story. Jake is Neds friend when he is a dog. He looks out for him and cares for him. Ned does the same for Jake. It’s when Ned changes back that their friendship develops into a romance. Dog Ned’s attempts at communicating are sweet and his predicament is amusing at times. The time Ned changes back to a man is handled excellently.
I think this is going to be a book you’ll either love or hate. For me I loved it. It has that Christmas miracle angle that makes me smile. The Christmas message I’m taking from this story is do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

4 of stars out of 5

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5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Anthology artists Book Christmas Contemporary Dreamspinner Fade to black/No Steam Families/Weddings Gay Gay Heat Index Holiday Holiday Romance Humor lawyer Little to no angst m/m Misunderstanding Monthly Theme Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Part of a Series Standalone

Holidays: Homemade from the Heart (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by Bru Baker

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b

Blurb

Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after week, and even though Josh isn’t with Aubrey’s mother, Grant can’t be sure the man isn’t straight. Maybe he’s just being friendly. And Josh, who most definitely is not straight, is afraid of being the creepy guy hitting on the teacher.

Frustrated by their stubbornness and cluelessness, Aubrey takes matters into her own hands. She decides the best gift to give Josh is something homemade and from the heart—a boyfriend they’ll both love.

Review

Fun, funny, sweet, low heat, sweet and “crafty” kid – what’s not to love?!

Ok, I would have liked a little heat but… it was really sweet and I LOVED the crafts – gonna have to do some of those myself! (I maybe thought the kid might not be able to do all those crafts so easily but HEY it’s fiction right?)

I really wanted to see these guys after the big confession of feelings but it’s a short story so … maybe we can see them again in some future story – with the roommate?

In any case, this was really fun and highly recommended!

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Holidays: Candy Canes and Cappuccinos (Advent 2017) by Elizabeth Coldwell

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/2017-advent-calendar-daily-delivery-package-stocking-stuffers-9042-b

Blurb

Kyle is struggling to run his coffee shop on his own after his partner walked out on him. He has his eye on Steven, who comes into the shop each day, but hasn’t worked up the nerve to express his interest. When Steven asks Kyle to help out with Christmas lunch at the homeless shelter where he works, Kyle is too exhausted to agree. He donates his tips but still feels he’s blown his chances with Steven and made himself look like a selfish jerk.
On Christmas Day, Kyle sees a way to make amends—to both Steven and the needy people depending on his kindness. It’s the right thing to do, and Kyle hopes he can clear up the misunderstanding and show Steven the type of man he really is. Maybe then they can consider some dessert when the lunch at the shelter is over….

Review

Another short, nice holiday story. This one centers around recently dumped Kyle, a coffee shop owner and Steven, who helps run a shelter. I’m a little torn – on one hand I knew it would be a short story, but I was surprised how quickly it wrapped up. When the 2 men get together for dinner, they still didn’t know much about each other. From there it progressed really fast to bed. To be honest, I didn’t feel a strong connection between them. Still, it’s an OK addition to the holiday-themed anthology.

2.75 stars round to 3 out of 5

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