Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Nate Beckett doesn’t expect much from life, and he definitely doesn’t believe in New Year’s celebrations or resolutions. A happy New Year? Not likely. As the manager of McGee’s bar, the best he can hope for is a drama-free night. One glance at the sexy young man on the dance floor and that hope is long gone. Once again, his young neighbor Justin is back to tempt and torment him. Despite the undeniable attraction, Nate knows he’s too old and jaded for someone like him, so the time has come to reject Justin. It’s for his own good!
Justin may be young and inexperienced, but he knows what he needs. His New Year’s resolution—to tempt and win Nate over. One lame seduction attempt later, and he’s on his way home in a cab. Alone. But later that night, Justin wakes up battered and bruised on Nate’s doorstep, and Nate insists that Justin stay with him. The big, beautiful man’s protective and caring instincts are definitely kicking in.
Maybe, just maybe, there’s a chance for a happy New Year after all!
This was such a sweet short story. Nate is a jaded bar manager and he just knows that he wouldn’t be good for Justin. When he finds Justin beaten up he decides he should protect him. Justin knows how to be the perfect temptation for Nate and takes the opportunity to push his buttons.
Nate has got to be one of the most stubborn people alive, but he does realize his mistakes before it’s too late. We never really learn anything about Nate’s past so I never fully understood why he was so sure he and Justin weren’t a good fit. Justin was adorable and it is wonderful for him to finally get the man he deserved along with the love and protection he desired.
Cover art by Natasha Snow is beautiful and great for this story.
ebook, 43 pages
Published: November 21, 2016 by Nine Star Press
Edition Language: English