My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
The man of your dreams could be sitting right next to you.
Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn’t looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can’t dodge the “best man” bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
Jack Bassinger’s own plans for a quiet Christmas have been dashed by the summons to his daughter’s hasty wedding with a man Jack has hardly met. On the bumpy flight to the island, he finds himself comforting a nervous—and extremely attractive—young man. One hasty sexual encounter in an airport bathroom later, they both feel much better. No one ever has to know, after all.
Now Justin and Jack must find a way to explore their attraction, despite the distractions of disapproving family members, unexpected announcements, an impromptu concert, and an island paradise that proves there’s no place like home.
20% of all proceeds from this title are donated to the Ali Forney Center in New York, whose mission “is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) youth from the harm of homelessness, and to support them in becoming safe and independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.” To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit http://www.aliforneycenter.org/.
So what did I think?
This was a fun short story that made for a nice quick read – a bit of escapism with humour, a hot airport encounter, sweet romance and lots of secondary characters to keep things moving along at a rapid pace.
“Heat blistered my cheeks. Mandy could never find out I’d had sex with her father. Notever. Those were five words I wouldn’t string together in this lifetime.: Sorry I had your dad.”
Justin is heading to the wedding of his best friend and fellow band member, when the plane experiences turbulence. His seat partner provides a comforting focal point. Once they are off the plane, Jack follows him to the men’s room for a hot and sexy encounter…
“Adrenaline. Anonymity. Age. You didn’t know me. I didn’t know you. And you loved it.”
“I knew you would. I knew it the second I saw you….”
Jack and Justin (a doctor) work really well together in this story which includes wedding antics, being caught by family and friends, coming out to the rest of the wedding guests, rock stars and overcoming age obstacles.
And this is book will definitely hit the spot if you are a fan of super duper romantic endings….
3.5 romantic stars.
To find out more about L.B. Gregg and her books visit her website.
- PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: “How I Met Your Father” by LB Gregg (boysinourbooks.com)