Author: K-lee Klein
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Country singer turned rancher Brett Taylor fought his way out of the bottle so he could have JT Campbell in his life. JT’s patience, intelligence, and humor broke through Brett’s walls of depression, and now the once-isolated rancher and his young California guy in search of himself are together on Brett’s Texas ranch.
While Brett and JT are more in love than ever, they’re still dealing with past baggage and learning how to move forward. Brett’s former lover casts a long shadow over their lives—one JT tries to pretend doesn’t bother him. Can Brett soothe his fears with the sort of sappy, sentimental Valentine’s Day JT was taught to shun growing up—but secretly always wanted?
When Halloween rolls around, a costumed night out at the local bar might lead to another romantic first. And on Christmas morning, JT awakes to some sweet loving and the most meaningful gift he could ever imagine. The New Year truly brings a new beginning—ushered in by some silly, sparkly, and sexy fun.
One year. Four important holidays. Two men who have worked hard for the love and trust they share and the bright future that’s finally within their grasp.
I enjoyed this couple so much in the first book, Unbreak My Heart, that I couldn’t wait for book two. I wasn’t disappointed, but since I had listened to the first story as an audiobook, narrated by Nick J. Russo, I must admit I missed his voice on this one. My heart did still patter every time Brett called JT “Darlin’” but it wasn’t quite the same as hearing it in Nick’s voice.
This book principally centers around four holidays during the couple’s first year together and begins with Valentine’s Day, which was the longest segment. Since they’ve been together as a couple for only a few months, and knowing Brett is a romantic soul, JT assumes there will be plenty of romance on that day, starting with a little morning loving. But he’s wrong. So very wrong. Brett acts as if it’s just like any other day, and in fact, informs JT that they are going to a party at the local bar that night with their foreman, Ray, and Brett’s mother, Ray’s new ladyfriend. Put out at Brett’s lack of interest and then his disappearance during the day, he nearly backs out of meeting Brett at the bar—where his Valentine’s Day surprise happens to be waiting in all his glory.
The story then moves to Halloween where the guys not only get to dress up and entertain the trick or treaters, they also get to discuss children, their future, and Brett’s apparent addiction to chocolate.
I gotten this far without spoilers, so I can’t go into too much detail about the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays that come up toward the end of the story as they have less page time but more “love” time included. Let’s just say that the men are each very happy and secure in their love, they’ve come to terms with the ghosts of their pasts, and they are looking forward to a very happy future.
I recommend this series to those who enjoy cowboys, age gap romance, and sweet lovin’ between two super nice men.