A completely standalone holiday novella about a pair of sad and lonely souls finding joy, laughter, and safe harbor in each other's arms. Set in contemporary United States in the lovely Maryland state capital of Annapolis.
Maybe it was the bourbon. Maybe it was Christmas. Or maybe it was them.
David has always spent Christmas alone. For most of his career as a Navy officer, being with another man could have cost him everything. Now that regs have changed and he’s fully out, all that stands in the way of love is his fear of getting it wrong.
Paul has never spent Christmas alone. Yet that’s exactly what he’s chosen to do this year, driving halfway across the country to forget the man who broke his heart. If a change in scenery can’t cure his Christmas blues, at least it might banish his writer’s block.
In a sad little piano bar on a soggy Christmas Eve, all David and Paul want is to drown their sorrows in fine bourbon and godawful mulled wine. But when they meet, the connection they forge could lead to a night of honest passion with serious possibilities.
Chase away the holiday blues with this short standalone novella featuring a suggestive drawbridge, a jolly misfit singalong, and a romantic rendezvous aboard a Christmas boat!
- In the mood for more seasonal fun? Check out all of of Avery’s holiday stories.