The first of my Christmas books to read and ooh, it's a good one! In The Christmas Fling, we return to Logan, Minnesota, the setting of the Minnesota Christmas quadrology. We meet many old friends - as one does when they go home for Christmas, and we meet a pair of MCs that have issues. Oh, they both have issues.
The book starts of with a bang- almost literally. Before we are many pages in, we find ourselves in the midst of a hugely satisfying, steamy, sexy scene that is really enough to curl your toes. And a bit of a warning here, we're talking some kink, more specifically, some humiliation kink - which is not everyone's cup of tea. It's really not mine either, in fact it usually squicks the hell out of me, but the way Heidi writes it, I found the workings of the characters' minds fascinating. Characters are Heidi's strength and it really shows in this book.
We have Evan, who is most likely on the spectrum, who can't really remember faces, who has a tendency to one-track-mindedness to the point of forgetting to take care of himself. Another one who has his own neuroses, his own insecurities, his own bloody one-track-mindedness. *LOL*
But honestly, aside from the terrifically drawn characters, the other wonderful thing about this book, and really about all of Heidi's books, is the sense of family. Found family and blood family. It never fails to warm my heart and often sets me to tearing up. And then there's Linda Kay who is right up there as fave Cullinan character of all time with Randy Jansen.
So great start to my Christmas reading! :)