Where You Lead

It’s no secret I’m a Mary Calmes fan, and luckily for me, she writes a lot and I always save her books for when I’m in a ‘Calmes mood’, and now I was in a Calmes mood LOL. Where You Lead is a rather short story about Peter and Carver.

We get their background story, how they met, and how things were before they did, and it’s all in traditional Calmes possessiveness. But when we’re dropped into the story Peter and Carver are going to celebrate Christmas with Carver’s parents, the only problem is that Carver intends to stay there. His mother is poorly and his father needs help taking care of her. He’s been too afraid to tell Peter until now, though.

He needs Peter to move there with him, needs it.

Peter is heartbroken, he loves Carver but he also loves his job and moving to a small town with all the nosy people getting in everyone’s business isn’t at all what he had planned in life. But can he survive a long-distance relationship? Can the relationship survive long distance? And really is his life in the city more important than Carver and his family? And so typical Carver to spring this on him now, like this.

If you’re looking for a cosy little Christmas read, this is for you. I loved it!


Where You LeadATF agent Peter Lomax isn’t a hearts and flowers kind of guy, but he can be possessive, and it caused problems until Carver Fleming. Carver may be part of the art world, but he gets Peter, loves belonging to the man, and Peter treasures the way Carver understands them together.

Carver loves Peter, but he’s fully aware that six months doth not a commitment make. Carver wants to make the relationship last forever, but he’ll have to leave their life in Chicago to take care of the family he loves. He wants to do it with Peter by his side, but going from the city of Chicago to tiny Colt, Kentucky is a big change.

Carver has only one Christmas wish: Please, oh please, let Peter fall enough in love with Carver’s family to follow Carver home.

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The Christmas Curse

I was hunting for a Christmas book, and I’ve had The Christmas Curse by Ruby Moone in my kindle library for two years I think without reading it – it was time.

I know I’m repeating myself (over and over) by saying I don’t normally read historical stories, but I do love paranormal so I figured I had nothing to lose. And I’m not sorry!

This short story is adorable.  It’s December and Jared Templeton is all alone, avoiding his families festivities because of all the young women his mother is trying to get him to marry, plus he’s a spy so he can’t really tell anyone what he does.

But then one day, a huge stray dog starts follow him home from work every day. The closer to Christmas they’re coming, the more Jared is opening up and is talking to the dog.

Then, like in Cinderella, the clock strikes twelve and Jared’s entire world changes.

I wish it had been a little longer, just a little bit more. The characters are great but the ending a bit abrupt. Still, a great Christmas read, though! Historical and all LOL.


Snowy nature with a large wolf like dog and a handsome manIt’s almost Christmas 1806, and government agent Jared Templeton finds himself adopted by a beautiful stray dog as he walks his customary route each night to his Mayfair home. Having never owned a dog before, Jared is surprised to find himself talking to the beast. It’s wonderfully easy and lifts some of the heavy burdens he carries.

Eventually Jared confides in the dog, not only secrets about his work as an agent, but also the biggest secret about himself. About his innermost desires and needs, safe in the knowledge his companion will never betray him.

But at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Jared discovers things are not quite what they seem …

About Last Night

I  thought we’d have us another little short story by Clare London (read one not too long ago). About Last Night is just a few pages long. I found it on a list of Christmas reads and figured I could do with another Clare London LOL.

Now, I have to say it’s not very Christmassy at all, the only indication of it being in the holiday season is a mentioning about there not being many shops open, but that’s good enough for me.

Roger and Allen are friends, but one thing led to another, and when we meet them, Roger is on one side of the front door after having been out to buy breakfast and Allen is on the other, wondering if their night together had been a mistake.

It’s cute! Friends to lovers and a conversation through a closed door LOL.


About Last NightRoger only popped out for breakfast supplies. Was that long enough for Allen to have second thoughts?