Another sweet story set at Christmas….
The Stories from Sapphire Cay series:
- Follow the Sun – click here for review
- Under the Sun – click here for review
- Chase the Sun – click here for review
- Christmas In The Sun – in this review
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Return to Sapphire Cay for Christmas. Lucas and Dylan invite their friends to share in their Christmas celebrations on the island along with Lucas’s sister, Tasha, and her husband. Christmas is a time for family, forgiveness, and to look to the future, and this year Dylan has to face up to all three.
Unearthing the memories of two men in love, frozen in time and buried among the history of the island, Lucas and Dylan realize that sometimes loving someone is not always enough. It’s about being brave and taking the next step. To learn from the past to move forward.
Family has always been important to Lucas since his own was struck by tragedy. Though Dylan disapproves of his methods, Lucas has nothing but good intentions about wanting Dylan to reconcile with his father. The two Grey men haven’t spoken properly in years, their relationship strained by heartache and mistakes reaching back into Dylan’s childhood. Forgiveness is a hard thing to give and sometimes even harder to receive.
So what did I think?
This is one of those stories that is like revisiting family. It’s feels like a family gathering where you get to find out what’s happening with everyone, a sneak peak into the relationships and lives of those you care about.
Primarily focused on Lucas and Dylan,the story takes place in the lead up to Christmas. Lucas wants Dylan to experience the full joy of family at Christmas but his interfering causes a bit of a (very short lived) rift between him and Dylan. As with any couple, these guys do have issues they need to work through but they love each other enough to talk it out. Plus have really fabulous make-up sex! Finding some old photos and letters that document a secret relationship from the 30s/40s, also reinforces how lucky they are to live in an age where they are relatively free to love each other.
There are some small peaks of Jamie & Edward and Adam & Scott, although not enough to really satisfy my curiosity about these couples. The addition of Tasha and Liam plus a cute little stray dog completes the family feel.
What I would love to see now is a full length books with the story of Alfie and Peter. There was so much left unsaid about this couple and I am totally intrigued to learn more about their love story, to find out who Alfie was and what really happened with him and Peter. Please RJ and Meredith?
3.5 happy Christmas stars!
And the accompanying Christmas song is Wine Wine in the Sun by Tim Michin….
To find out more about RJ Scott and her books visit her website.
To find out more about Meredith Russell and her books visit her website.