Jason Stockton and Blaze Shinozuka are looking forward to escaping their hectic rock and roll lifestyle for a relaxing holiday. Their plan seems promising, and the passion between them burns hotter than ever as they keep each other warm despite the icy temperatures.
When a surprise Stockton family get-together threatens to reveal what Jason would rather keep hidden, their budding relationship is put to the test and an impromptu trip to Hawaii makes the differences between them more obvious than ever.
Thanks to two chaotic family holidays and a lot of painful secrets, Christmas could end up being more than their new found love can endure.
This beautifully written book takes up right after The Replacement Guitarist and dove right into the craziness of the holidays. Last we read about Blaze and Jason, they found each other in a world that was not accepting of them but they actually came together. Home for the Holidays starts off with Blaze and Jason are going home to their families for the holidays and to get away from their busy work schedules. They first visit Jason’s family and then off too Blaze’s and this trip home is not without drama and high anxiety. They are just trying to be a part of each other’s family as what couples do but things don’t go the way they wanted.Blaze has come out to his family but the one person he has been dreading coming out to is his Grandmother as she is
old world about sexual orientation. When he tells his grandmother that he is gay and that Jason is the person he loves and wants to spend the rest of his life with, it doesn’t go well at all. She does not accept his lifestyle and he is crushed. I felt this part of the story as so emotional and heart wrenching and it was not easy for him because he didn’t want too lose her love. Even though it was hard to read, at the same time it was so beautifully written and very realistic as to what many gay people have to deal when trying to get accepted by their families. The struggle to get accepted hopefully brings Blaze and Jason closer together.
Back to their regular lives where they have to work on their relationship but it’s not as easy as you would think as their love gets complicated. Jason is back to work and Blaze is learning what it means to be his partner and all the emotional baggage is what they have to work on. Can their love overcome all the issues that can very possibly pull them apart? Will their obstacles interfere with their relationship?
This was an amazing read as it takes the reader on an emotional journey of family, love, hatred, communication and betrayal. Lori’s writing was such a fantastic read that when you’re done your hoping that the third installment is on its way. She has left many open questions that need to be answered in the next book. Will Blaze and Jason actually make it or will they let their own personalities come between them?
CEO by day, erotic romance writer by night, Lori Toland somehow finds time to play video games and watch movies while taking care of her cats and husband. I’m also a secret cat.Visit Lori’s web site at http://www.loritoland.com
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