Up-and-coming film producer Kyle Wakefield lives in the closet rather than risk the wrath of his influential, conservative parents. The only time he took a chance on love was a tempestuous teenage affair with Nathan Carnes. But when Nathan proved himself hell-bent on self-destruction and wound up in prison, Kyle closed off his heart.
Almost a decade later, Kyle’s production partner hires Nathan’s stunt company, Second Chances, to work on a big-budget action film in London. Nate is floored by his explosive reunion with Kyle. But he sure as hell isn’t surprised that Kyle still treats their mutual needs—and Nate—like dirty little secrets.
As the London holiday season casts its dazzling spell, the two men find themselves falling in love again. Kyle is one breathless kiss away from declaring himself to Nate—and to the world—but they cannot ignore secrets borne of youthful mistakes. To protect their bright new future, Kyle and Nathan will need all their passion and trust . . . and a little Christmas magic.
Publisher's note: This is a lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.
20% of all proceeds from this title will be donated to the Russian LGBT Network.
Porter (Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown, authors of Double Down) tackles the story of closeted gay producer Kyle Wakefield and out-and-proud stuntman Nathan Nate Carnes. The two meet at a posh boarding school Kyle from old Virginia money, Nate the scholarship-supported son of a truck driver and plan to spend the rest of their lives together before Nate makes a colossal mistake and ends up serving a three-year prison sentence. Fast-forward 10 years: Kyle hires Nate s stunt company, Second Chances, to work on a Christmas movie being shot in London. After a quick, heated tryst with Kyle, Nate tries to keep his distance, refusing to be anyone s dirty secret. Will Kyle be true to himself, or live out the life others expect for him? Porter does a masterful job of guiding him to a satisfying answer.