A soot-haired chimney sweep, an exploding flue and an uncooked turkey. It’s an unholy trinity that may make all of Dominic’s Christmas wishes come true.
Recently divorced, Dominic is celebrating alone this Christmas and he’s fine with that, really he is. Until the one Christmas tradition he’s determined to keep—a roaring fire in his hearth—is under threat from a blocked flue. Only Reagan, a handsome, soot-haired chimney sweep, can salvage the season’s celebrations. Dominic is just lucky the man had a cancellation on Christmas Eve.
He doesn’t feel so lucky about his crush on Reagan which has been growing each Christmas for the last five years, along with awareness of his own sexuality. But now there’s nothing to stop Dominic from acting on his desires—except this year has left him bruised, battered and insecure.
Reagan has always been attracted to his client, but, with an impressive house and beautiful wife, Dominic Pearson always seemed out of reach. This Christmas, though, there have been huge changes in both Dominic and the house. Changes that may allow Reagan a chance to impress. But with his head and shoulders up Dominic’s chimney, casting soot all over Dominic’s sumptuous carpet – how can that be seductive in any way?
An exploding flue provides the opportunity for more than just polite conversation and could be the catalyst for a perfect Christmas. But Dominic will need to stop hiding who he really is before a special sweep can light a fire in his heart.
I am a fan of Lillian Francis carefully crafted, emotionally touching romances. This is sweet Christmas Romance where two men who have had crushes on each other get what they want for the holiday.
Tender with well drawn grown up characters, a pleasure of a read.