For the first time ever, Shane is not looking forward to the annual Boxing Day barbecue at Matty’s house. He recently divorced, none of his friends know what to say to him now, and Shane is tired of the pity and awkwardness. Things take a turn, however, when he meets Matty’s English cousin.
Neil is struggling with the Australian heat, having left the UK after a bad breakup. When Shane suggests the two of them head to a secluded beach to cool off, the growing intimacy between them might make both reassess their current situation.
Just a few beers with the guys and then he can withdraw. Shane doesn’t want to be there but… it’s a 26th December tradition. He is intrigued by the sleeping guy on the couch.
Neil thinks it’s time to return to the other side of the world where it’s not so terrible hot… he can’t handle the heat. Who is that guy watching him ‘sleep’?
Two men sneaking out of the party. The two both with baggage… and a lot of attraction.
Sweet read, just enough developed to get into the feelings and understand where they come from.
I loved the entourage and the way this story is written. Engaging personalities put in a bubble and having a hea. Well done. A sweet short Christmas read!
Number of stars out 3 of 5
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