Author: Kate Lowell
Reviewed by: Mandy
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: M/M Holiday
ISBN 13: 9781623006495
Summary : When Rob’s dad was injured by an uninsured driver, it spelled the end of Rob’s carefree childhood and, more important to Rob, the idyllic Christmases they used to have. Hard work and sacrifice nets him a degree in computer programming and then a contract at a rapidly-growing video game company. Things are looking up, especially when he meets his new System Administrator. But the closer it gets to Christmas, the more bugs there are in the system.
Shawn’s found him. The Guy. But Rob’s had it rough and it’s been years since he’s been anything but responsible. It all comes boiling to the surface when a family financial crisis is followed by a work emergency that ruins Rob’s plans to bring Shawn home to meet the family over Christmas holidays.
With Rob’s mood growing darker the closer it gets to Christmas, Shawn needs to find some way to give Rob the Christmas he’s so desperate for. And he just might have the plan.
Review: Wow, I really liked this one.
The blurb is accurate but somehow doesn’t do this cute little story justice. I freely admit I’m not all that tech savvy ( read: I’m a total idiot) but I still loved how these two talked to each other and even thought in computer speak. “Follow me, Software, and let me parse your code in comfort.” “I love it when you talk dirty. Lead on, Hardware.”
It’s a sweet story but not too sweet, there’s so much love and romance, without it ever really being spoken aloud.
“He’d practiced this speech all day, and the minute he had to spit it out, the whole thing disappeared like RAM when the power went, and he was left spinning his hard drive.”
Rob is such a good man, doing his best to help his family. And Shawn, oh Shawn, what a sweetheart. And I have to add, I liked the sex scenes, they laugh, joke and have fun during sex.
I don’t really want to say more about it, it’s a story that needs to be read and enjoyed.
I loved watching these two young computer geeks together and I enjoyed their first Christmas as a couple and it left me all happy and in a holiday mood.