Reviewed by Kat
AUTHOR: Max Walker
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 195 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2017
All Jude Kensworth White wanted for Christmas was to be home with his family. He certainly didn’t need to be stuck in a cabin for a last minute work retreat. He considered not attending, but was assured things would be ok by his current boss and former childhood best friend, Logan.
Logan Clark needed Jude at the retreat. He knew Jude would have to be there for the entire thing to work in the first place. He was trying to get rid of his ghosts from Christmas past, and he knew there was no way to banish a ghost without looking it straight in the face first.
Neither of them were expecting the turn of events that leaves them both confronting their past and weathering the present.
It was beginning to look a lot like a complicated Christmas.
Daddy, It’s Cold Outside is a full-length, steamy gay holiday romance that has no cliffhangers.
One of the things I loved in The Guardian Series was that the author wrote books in the future about the children of the Main Characters that he had written about in the beginning of the series. I was surprised, and totally thrilled, when he brought us Shepard and Nick’s son Jude’s story!!!
Jude and Logan were best friends and neighbors throughout high school. They were inseparable in fact. At least until that day that they were going to have to say goodbye and go their separate ways to college. That day went really badly and their friendship was ruined…or was it? Now that Logan is a hot shot tech guru and owner of one of the biggest firms and has hired Jude maybe, with a little Christmas magic, things might change???
As I stated, I was beyond thrilled to learn that we were getting Shepard and Nick’s son Jude’s story. We saw a glimpse of him in the epilogue of “Code White” as a little boy playing with his sister. In this book we get to see glimpses back into Jude’s childhood growing up with Shepard and Nick. And it was nice to see those two still as deeply committed and in love with each other as they were when they were finally able to have a deep relationship.
One of the things I like about this author is he isn’t afraid of having his men want a committed, loving relationship with all the bells. And then he goes one step further and shows what happens with the children that come from those relationships. He also isn’t afraid of projecting what his vision is for the future, and I for one hope a lot of those predictions are right. Self driving cars…I am seeing this become more and more a probability. And the safety that comes from this could be huge! Along with the freedom and independence that become available to our aging population now that we live longer. And that brings me to my next hope, that we find more and more cures for the diseases that are plaguing our population. Max Walker has no problem projecting his hopes for the future into these wonderful books.
This book, in my humble opinion, is a definite winner! It is a wonderful Christmas novel that fills you with love and hope, which is a win/win in my book! Great book and a must read!