Joe has a son Joey, who has health problems. As a single Dad he struggles and ends up homeless – he and his boy living in his truck. He meets a dog, and then his life starts to change for the better.
But this is not a shifter story – this is a Christmas story so who better to help Joe and his son, than – well someone who looks a lot like Missus Claus.
Sidney is a man with a heart of gold and a huge house, on Mistletoe Lane. When he needs some work done, and even when he doesn’t, it seems that Joe is the obvious choice. The attraction between them is instant but slow moving, with both men wary of a quick attachment, but it is totally worthwhile.
One of the great things about this story is that there are so many great secondary characters. Misty was my personal favorite, but there was also Emily, Flora, Holly and Snow. Glen, Sidney’s friend, provides the proverbial ass, and yes there was a time I hated him. But even he got a spot of Christmas cheer. The Christmas theme is subtle, as are the hints about our secondary characters, but the love between Joe and Sidney is definitely real.
This has to be one of the sweetest books I have ever read in the M/M genre. If you are looking for heaps of sex, this is not for you. But if you want a sweet read about true love, that builds over time, then this is definitely worth buying.
Five stars from me 🙂
Joe Koehler and his six-year old son, Joey, are down on their luck. Currently, Joe is unemployed due to a bad economy and taking care of a medically complex son. Recently father and son became homeless due to their apartment catching on fire and Joe being without any insurance. They are forced to live in Joe’s old red pick-up truck. Eventually father and son take refuge at Hope House, a local homeless shelter, which is run by a kindly, yet mysterious, elderly woman named Emily.
Sidney Maier recently inherited his grandparents home but the house is in desperate need of repair. Skills Sidney greatly lacks. He befriends a fellow church member Emily who is the Interim Director at Hope House. Sidney tells Emily that he needs help with remodeling his new home. Also, he confides in her, that he is lonely and wishes he could meet someone special.
Emily and her assistants orchestrate for Joe and Sidney to meet where an instant attraction forms between both men. Joe and Sidney embark on a journey of courtship, but soon a negative force learns of their budding romance and wants to stop it at any cost. Emily and her assistants must all use their special talents if Joe and Sidney are meant to live happily ever after.