Author: CM Corett
Publisher: NineStar Press
Rating: 3 stars
Received from Publisher
Blurb: 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!
Review: Nate is jaded. He knows the gorgeous young man catching everyone’s eye on the dance floor New Years Eve has a thing for him. He also knows he’s no good for him. So once again he rebuffs him and sends him home before some other guy in the bar tries to hook up with him. Later that night he finds him on the floor beaten and bloody of their apartment building.
This was a pretty good short. Kind of insta love and lust. Their relationship or lack thereof obviously started before this story. Justin is smitten with Nate. He feels safe with him. Justin has had to tip toe around his father his entire life. He’s determined for he and Nate to be together. Nate sees Justin as too young for him but after learning his father beats him he can’t send him away anymore. Justin isn’t a kid. He’s just young. Their time warms something in Nate he didn’t know he’d been missing. Nate likes coming home to someone and having someone to care about and for him as well. This book is an angsty and sexy quick read with likable characters you want to find their HEA together. I liked it for what it was.