SPOTLIGHT!! An Ex, A Dog and Winter Wonderland
What could be worse than a breakup right before Christmas? An old flame who broke you barging back into your life…
Vlad has his life together. Great job, great home set in a typical winter wonderland mountain resort, a loving dog, and amazing friends. On top of that, he loves Christmas. All’s jolly until the universe conspires to ruin it for him: breaking up with his flaky boyfriend days before the holidays, his former best friend who broke Vlad’s heart returning home, and enough snow to ruin all of Vlad’s plans.
Vlad knows why Geo came home to Romania: to visit his family for Christmas. He wasn’t supposed to meet Vlad at the airport, or spend a few days at Vlad’s place while his parents are snowed in elsewhere. To protect himself, Vlad does his best to avoid any real connection, but old habits die hard and they find themselves entangled once more.
The last time Geo left him, Vlad almost failed to put the pieces back together. However close they get this time, it won’t change the fact Geo has to return to his life in another country. Is a little holiday romance worth the heartbreak Vlad knows he’ll have to face?
An Ex, a Dog, and Winter Wonderlands is a perfect read for those who love Christmas romances and second chances.
Ballerina Dad by Amy Aislin
Attending his daughter’s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away years ago.
Ballet instructor Lee can’t believe who just walked into his studio. He also can’t believe how quickly the flare of attraction between he and Patrick resurfaces, despite the years that have gone by since they last spoke.
Once upon a time, they let opportunities get away. Is it possible they’ll now have the chance to pursue the spark that has come back to life after just one conversation?
Holidays are a time for giving, and neither Patrick nor Lee are about to take this particular gift for granted.
His Lord and Master by Alec Stark and Andrea Dalling
In the repressive world of Victorian England, two men find freedom where love meets pain.
Percy has loved Lord Hatton ever since coming to live at Hatton Park. Knowing his feelings can never be returned, he has tried to forget the tall, muscular blond who haunts his fantasies. A life at the fringes of society is all Percy can hope for–marriage is impossible. But not for Hatton. Percy fears he’ll have to leave the comfort and security of the estate he thinks of as home–he cannot endure seeing the man he loves with another.
Hatton must produce an heir, but the thought fills him with dread. Worse, he must live every day with his late father’s ward–Percy, the gentle, dark-haired man who brings grace and beauty to the wilds of Hatton Park. The attraction builds between them, but becoming lovers would mean risking imprisonment. Hatton won’t take that chance. He must find a wife in order to protect Percy.
But when Percy is threatened, Hatton’s protective instincts explode. He can deny his feelings no longer. Percy submits to Hatton’s desire for dominance, and Hatton knows he’s found enduring love. Can they live together peacefully in a society that threatens to destroy them? Or must they go their separate ways for their own preservation?
This scorching M/M Victorian romance is for a mature audience, with dark themes including BDSM. It has a happy ending and no cliffhanger.
Bending To Lucas by Aimee Brissay
Falling for the main suspect has never been more attractive…
Lucas Brentwood is the proud half-owner of The Dungeon, one of the most exclusive kink clubs in town. When an attack shakes their little BDSM community, Lucas becomes the main suspect.
Zack White is the detective in charge of the investigation, but his twenty years on the force have not prepared him for meeting the Dom in charge of the club, or for the attraction he feels for him. Unfamiliar with the lifestyle, he puts himself in Lucas’s hands for a session of submission and discovery.
With his reputation and his freedom at stake, can Lucas find a way to help Zack and his investigation? Or will the frail bond of trust between them crumble under pressure?