CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
This is the perfect piece of erotica: nuanced, complex, dirty, loving and intimate. The sex is scorchingly hot, but it’s made infinitely sexier by the layers of emotion that the team behind Katie Porter gives their characters. Closeted bigwig film producer Kyle and his ex-con ex-boyfriend Nate are both fully realized men with a long history that’s delicately drawn and thoughtfully handled. Their explosive re-connection and their mutual exploration are sweet, tough and believable and their chemistry is extraordinary. Solid writing and a good supporting cast fill out a story that’s as delightfully packaged as any Christmas present.
Kyle Wakefield may believe that Second Chances is the best stunt company in the business, but he has an ulterior motive when he hires the crew for the film he’s producing: It’s run by Nate Carnes, his ex-boyfriend. But although years have passed, Kyle’s still in the closet, and Nate isn’t ready to have his heart broken again. As Christmas Eve approaches, the two men find themselves re-connecting, and Nate must make the call: Is Second Chances just a business, or is it something he’s willing to give Kyle, too? (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)