Warmest Wishes: Dreamspinner Press 2018 Advent Calendar
Season to Shimmer by Kim Katil
One morning close to the holidays, Nolan wakes up to two surprises: a distress call from his younger brother and a beautiful man in his bed. Nolan, an art gallery owner, has always been discreet about his sexuality, but when his baby brother plans to come out at the annual family gala, Nolan wants to have his back—and that means showing up with a man of his own on his arm. Nolan knows just the man for the job.
Skylar, who owns a karate studio in St. Augustine, can’t get his one-night stand out of his mind. When he runs into Nolan at his gallery he is more than happy to volunteer his services as arm candy. Out-and-proud himself with his striking blue/green hair, Skylar is all in. Their adventure means a fancy salon, family drama, lots of sex, a ninja hippo, and palm trees lit up in a very suggestive way. By the end of it, what started as a hookup might become much more.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4
A wonderfully sweet holiday romance with the best big brother, a unique bromance and a somewhat sad reality for a former closeted teenager.
This story hooked my from the beginning, with the sexy introduction to Nolan and Skylar (aka Shimmer). Both come together after a one-night stand and find that their connection had grown. They are then thrown into Nolan’s unfortunate family drama. A plan is formed with the best intentions and hopes to bring Nolan’s family closer and have them accept Nolan’s and his brother Den’s sexualities. Unfortunately things don’t go as they hoped and a harsh reality is to be faced. With her writing, Kim was able to created a wonderful kinship and highlight the extending love between these brothers, their partners and their friends. Den’s life my have changed but he has the support of his brothers and an everlasting supply of love from those around him.
This story is short, sweet, sexy and real. I loved Skylar’s spunk and protectiveness and I loved ‘watching’ the buddying relationship bloom. The book left me with all the feels! A highly recommended holiday read!!
Thanks for reading 📚!