I read this book back in 2013. It was only my third M/M book and I don’t remember how I ended up getting it, but I’m glad I did. I’m a sucker for young love and unexpected reunions and this book has both. In Goodreads the book has an average rating, but I still remember how I felt when reading it and for me, that’s worth a five stars review.
What I love the most is the balance between eroticism and romance this story accomplished. The authors (Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty write under one pen name) did a great job showing the reader the couple’s back story without pushing their present relationship to a secondary plot. It’s smexy, hot, and at the same time, fun and loving.
I don’t re-read books, but I did go over their reunion scene again. It sets the pace for the rest of the book and let us see how much they still love and want each other.
The holidays are around the corner, Came Upon a Midnight Clear is a nice book to get into gear for the festivities since it features a snowy London Christmas.
Born to old Virginia money, film producer Kyle Wakefield’s conservative upbringing kept him in the closet. Only once did he venture outside: for a tempestuous teenage affair with Nathan Carnes. When Nathan’s self-destructive streak landed him in prison, Kyle slammed the door on youthful hopes. Despite Hollywood successes, he still hides his true self.
He thought he’d moved on, until his production company hires Nathan and his Second Chances stunt crew to work on the London set of a big-budget action flick. Watching Nathan risk life and limb with fellow ex-cons looking for a fresh start makes it tough for Kyle to keep his desires hidden.
Thirteen years have passed since Nathan’s teenage self-doubt led him to sabotage any chance of a future with Kyle. He’s come a long way since then, but despite their explosive sexual chemistry, Kyle treats their attraction like a deep dark secret.
Their matched Hollywood ambitions and a pain-in-the-ass director make cooperation essential. As the London holiday season casts its spell, the two men find themselves on the verge of falling in love again—even as old secrets and pain keep them shackled. The only hope of unlocking their hearts is a Christmas miracle.