Raylan believed himself unworthy of love until he met Chase. Chase brought out Raylan’s natural need to control and the power to force submission. But time and distance make having a relationship hard. Can Raylan prove to Chase they have what it takes for love to last through this Christmas and every other Christmas for the rest of their lives?
Chase found the muse for his songs in Raylan. Each time they touch, kiss, make love, music fills his soul. But working odd gigs to make ends meet while Raylan photographs rock and roll royalty isn’t beneficial to Chase’s creativity. Can he convince Raylan they’re better off together than apart?
Christmastime is a time for love and a time to be with the ones you love. In this short story by Megan Slayer two long-time lovers are desperate to reconnect over the holidays when life, and old loves, start getting in the way. Will they let jealousy and uncertainties ruin what they have or will they realize how much of a gift true love is before it's too late?
This was a quick yet entertaining read with two likable main characters going through a rough patch in their relationship after being apart for a month. Raylan is definitely the more laid back of the two. He's more methodical and less likely to jump to conclusions as well as being less demonstrative with romantic gestures. Chase is very high strung and less sure of himself and his relationship with Raylan. He very much embodies the term drama queen but his romantic gestures are way more obvious and more than make up for his moments of irrationality. The two of them together make a compatible couple with steamy sexual interludes involving elements of BDSM, though the elements are on the lite side.
The secondary characters by comparison are rather generic and stereotypical and felt like a distraction at times. Their purposes were strictly to put a wedge between Raylan and Chase and made them easily forgettable.
This story was the perfect afternoon indulgence with its sexiness and high drama in a small package. Ms. Slayer's writing style quickly drew me into the drama of these lovers and has me looking forward to reading more books by her in the future.
My rating for this is a B-
*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.