Author: C.M. Corett
Publisher: NineStar Press
Nate Beckett doesn’t expect much from life, and he definitely doesn’t believe in New Year’s celebrations or resolutions. A happy New Year? Not likely. As the manager of McGee’s bar, the best he can hope for is a drama-free night. One glance at the sexy young man on the dance floor and that hope is long gone. Once again, his young neighbor Justin is back to tempt and torment him. Despite the undeniable attraction, Nate knows he’s too old and jaded for someone like him, so the time has come to reject Justin. It’s for his own good!
Justin may be young and inexperienced, but he knows what he needs. His New Year’s resolution—to tempt and win Nate over. One lame seduction attempt later, and he’s on his way home in a cab. Alone. But later that night, Justin wakes up battered and bruised on Nate’s doorstep, and Nate insists that Justin stay with him. The big, beautiful man’s protective and caring instincts are definitely kicking in.
Maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance for a happy New Year after all!
Nate is the manager of McGee’s bar, working New Year’s Eve and being tempted by his young neighbor – again, who shows up frequently, in Nate’s mind, to torture him! He attempts to put Justin off once and for all, only to come home and find him bruised outside his door. Justin may be young, but he knows how he feels and knows what he wants and looks to the new year as a new start.
The story is told from Nate and Justin’s alternating point of view.
This is a fun and sexy snapshot of these two men and is a pretty quick read. The two men do have some chemistry, and there are quite a few teasing and hot scenes between them. Justin manages to make Nate smile, even laugh, which you get the impression he does not do much of, and they each provide the other with a sense of “home” they were missing up to now.
I refer to the story as a snapshot since it basically covers three days – from New Year’s Eve to, as the title says, 2 days later and what happens to change things between them in that period of time. I have to admit, I would have been quite happy for a longer story to get more details on the backstory – why Nate is so jaded, why Justin’s Dad is the way he is and how the two of them navigate being together while Justin’s Dad is in the same building! However, that would not have worked for a short holiday story!
If you are looking for a hot and sexy New Year story, you will likely enjoy this one.