I just finished reading Lone Star by Josh Lanyon, while having a cup a glögg (that’s sort of like mulled wine, I think…never had mulled wine, but it’s what I’ve heard), and now I’m in an ‘aww-state’.
This was super sweet, not the kind of super sweet I consider too sweet, but you know, sweet. Mitch left home twelve years ago when his boyfriend, Web, didn’t want to come out. Mitch came out anyway and his father kicked him out for it. Now, he’s a famous dancer, his father is gone without Mitch ever talking to him again, and Mitch’s partner is cheating on him.
To get away from everything he returns to Texas and who should be the first he meets if not Web. Sparks fly, Christmas food is served, and decisions are made. Everything worked out fine except for one thing.
What about the reindeer?!?
Mitch keeps seeing a reindeer and there is never an explanation as to if its real or not or where it came from.
But, apart from that, I really liked this story. And for some reason, it made me want to read Mary Calmes. Don’t know why, Josh Lanyon and Mary Calmes aren’t very alike in their writing, but there you have it.
Growing up in rural Texas, Mitchell Evans’ ambition to be a dancer made him a target. Though he found success in New York City, Mitch is at a crossroads, and heads home for the first time in twelve years to figure things out. When what appears to be a reindeer jumps out in front of his car, he drives off the road and into the path of the one man he hoped to avoid.
The last person Texas Ranger Web Eisley expects to see four days before Christmas is his first love. He hasn’t seen Mitch since they quarreled over coming out to their friends and family years ago. Though he’s not in the closet now, Web has worked hard for the respect of his fellow officers, but he still regrets the loss of Mitch in his life. And his bed.
The attraction between them is as strong as ever, and it doesn’t take long for the men to pick up where they left off. But is love enough to keep Mitch in town in the New Year?