Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn’t looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can’t dodge the “best man” bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Bassinger’s own plans for a quiet Christmas have been dashed by the summons to his daughter’s hasty wedding with a man Jack has hardly met. On the bumpy flight to the island, he finds himself comforting a nervous—and extremely attractive—young man. One hasty sexual encounter in an airport bathroom later, they both feel much better. No one ever has to know, after all.
Now Justin and Jack must find a way to explore their attraction, despite the distractions of disapproving family members, unexpected announcements, an impromptu concert, and an island paradise that proves there’s no place like home.
20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit http://www.aliforneycenter.org/.
I loved the inner dialogue that Justin was having with himself in the opening scene. I knew from the start that he was going to be someone I liked. I wasn’t sure about Jack at first, but the more I got to know him the better I liked him. He was sure of himself and knew what he wanted. That turned out to be one of my favorite character traits about him by the end of this story.
Justin wan’t exactly in the closet, but he kept his sexual preferences to himself. The more time he spent around Jack, the harder that became to ignore and hide his feelings. There was a lot happening in this story and everything going on around Jack and Justin just added to the humor and the inevitable slip ups. I loved how this story unfolded and the banter between the characters made it a quick and easy read. Perfect for a little Holiday escape.
The only real complaint I have about this one is that I wanted more. Less than 100 pages wasn’t nearly enough time spent with this lively crew. It also wasn’t enough time to find out how everything worked itself out. Everything moved from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’ way too fast. That’s a minor issue though and one that I often have with novellas. Especially if they are centered around characters that I really like. It’s definitely worth picking up and not just for the entertainment value. 20% of the proceeds go to the Ali Forney Center in NY.