Growing up in rural Texas, Mitchell Evans's ambition to be a dancer made him a target. Though he found success in New York City, Mitch is at a crossroads, and heads home for the first time in twelve years to figure things out. When what appears to be a reindeer jumps out in front of his car, he... show more
Growing up in rural Texas, Mitchell Evans's ambition to be a dancer made him a target. Though he found success in New York City, Mitch is at a crossroads, and heads home for the first time in twelve years to figure things out. When what appears to be a reindeer jumps out in front of his car, he drives off the road and into the path of the one man he hoped to avoid. The last person Texas Ranger Web Eisley expects to see four days before Christmas is his first love. He hasn't seen Mitch since they quarreled over coming out to their friends and family years ago. Though he's not in the closet now, Web has worked hard for the respect of his fellow officers, but he still regrets the loss of Mitch in his life. And his bed. The attraction between them is as strong as ever, and it doesn't take long for the men to pick up where they left off. But is love enough to keep Mitch in town in the New Year? 26,000 words
Publish date: December 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages no: 84
Edition language: English
My experiences so far with Josh Lanyon's short stories and novellas have been pretty hit or miss (mostly miss), but I absolutely ADORED this one! The story had a rich setting (I could hear/see/feel Texas in every scene), strong, complex characters, amazing chemistry, and the perfect amount of angst....
This was a nice sweet story. I think it would have worked better as a longer story where things could have been explained better.At one point I found myself asking, Is this meant to be a paranormal story? For those who have read it, you will probably understand why I was asking that. Something like ...
This story had a TON of potential. The MCs were believable, likable and not carbon copies of characters I have read in other m/m books. Their back story was strong and well developed. The tension building between them was palpable. And here comes the big BUT...But, the story took way too long to ...
This is a lovely holiday novella from Lanyon. The story focuses on professional ballet dancer Mitch, who returns to his Texas hometown under the guise of taking care of his deceased father’s affairs, but is really running from the realization that his lover of several years was cheating on him. But ...
This was a really nice story which was part of a Christmas Anthology.It's fairly short and tells the tale of Mitch, a ballet dancer, who returns from the city to his father's ranch in Texas. His father passed away six months previously but it is only now that Mitch is returning as he needs somewhere...