Book Reviews

The Perils and Pleasures of a White Christmas by Emily Moreton at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 31-December-2012

Book Blurb

Despite the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, FBI Agent Drake and his Army officer partner Tim keep their relationship under wraps for the sake of Tim's career. Though they’d rather be open about their relationship, the sex and friendship make up for having to hide. Then holiday stress kicks in with a triple whammy of bad luck and they’ll have to focus on each other to find the cheer in the holiday furor, even if that means coming out.


Book Review

Short and hot, this story proves that having to spend Christmas apart from your families doesn't necessarily have to be a complete disaster. At least not if you're as in love and as creative about finding different ways of passing the time as Tim, the closeted Army officer even after DADT, and Drake, the FBI agent.

Tim may not be comfortable revealing his sexuality in public, fearing reprisals even though officially DADT is gone at the time this story is set, but he certainly has no such issues in private. He is a very passionate lover, and even though he doesn’t like the cold of the apartment when the heating breaks down, it doesn’t stop him from showing Drake an extremely good time.
Drake left the Army a while ago and works in a slightly less difficult environment, but he understands Tim's reluctance of sharing PDAs in public. He is also there for his lover when he has a flashback. Having fun with Tim is high on his list of priorities, and not being able to spend time with their only remaining family (due to a snow storm) is reason to celebrate as far as he is concerned.

If you like short stories about men who like to 'play', and if a snow storm seems like a good excuse to hide from the world to you, you may like this story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 33 pages/6584 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2012
Price $1.49 ebook
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