When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance.
Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again?
First Edition released 2014 with Torque Press
I absolutely loved where this story started…and ended, and the in between was quite enjoyable too. This was a slow burn from the storyline, but as a novella it covered a year fairly quickly. What a sweet story!
Seeing how Tomy was before his big breakup, a man who clearly loved life, loved his job, and his selfish boyfriend. Then watching as he went through all the stages of grieving a broken relationship, while Jason simply befriended him allowed the reader to fall in love with Jason as Tomy did. Tomy went through all the sadness, projecting it outwardly for those closest to him to see, then the slow turn around as he began to see Jason for the gentle sweet man he was. Jason didn’t pretend to be anything other than a man waiting for his forever man, Tomy just wasn’t clear on it being him, even if his family was.
It’s always refreshing when an LGBT book doesn’t focus on one of the characters coming out, or the family hating them for being gay. There was none of that here. Tomy’s family adored him, and Jason. This story truly was simply about finding love after having your heart broken. It was a sweet summer read, that started and ended in winter. I’d read it again, in either season.
4 pieces of eye candy