Heart of the Pines
Author: Jon Keys
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
American release date: November 20, 2013
Format/Genre/Length: Novel/M/M Contemporary Romance/53pages
Overall Personal Rating: ★★★★ (4.5)
Christmas is coming, and Wade is helping out his older friend, Chris, at his Christmas tree farm. Life isn’t easy for either one of them. Wade’s lover, Jeff, moved out, leaving Wade stuck with a retail cooking establishment that really isn’t his thing, when all he really wants to do is cook. Chris is facing his first Christmas alone since the death of his beloved wife, Mary.
Can two guys who think they’ve lost everything find something new in each other? Maybe with the help of a red-nosed reindeer?
This is the perfect feel-good story. Although a Christmas tale, it works at any time of the year. It’s about never giving up, and believing in the power of love. Chris discovers that finding a new love doesn’t negate the old. And Wade finds someone he can actually depend on.
Reading this story is like eating a chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven—it’s hot and gooey, and filled with something wonderful. If you’re looking for drama, you won’t find it here. But if you want heart-warming and emotionally satisfying, then pull up a chair and set for a spell.
Love lives here.