“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” ― John Ruskin
BLURB: Larry Kincaid isn’t ready to be a parent, but when his sister dies in an accident, he takes his nephew, Angus, into his home. The change throws Larry’s life into limbo until he meets Joshua Langdon.
To Joshua, Larry is a lion: growly and strong, but too proud to ask for help. Joshua gets past his defenses and finds a place in Larry and Angus’s family, but Larry’s pride gets in the way. Can they turn their holiday romance into a relationship that lasts into the New Year?
REVIEW: Larry is a man that is very successful in the business world. He has a great house, great friends and he has just taken in his nephew. When his sister died in a car accident, Larry never thought twice about taking Angus in. Trying to turn these two into a family is tough going since they both miss Angus’s mom and Larry’s sister, miserably. As much as they love one another they are having trouble bonding and moving on from their loss.
Enter Joshua Langdon. When Larry and Angus go shopping for a tux for young Angus, they meet Joshua and Angus latches onto him immediately. Larry and Joshua definitely don’t mind since there is some serious attraction going on between them. When Joshua shows up for Larry’s annual holiday party, he and Larry end up in bed together, but a misunderstanding and some major Lion level pride could rip the two men apart before they even get started.
Luckily for Larry and Joshua they run into one another, and Angus convinces Larry to have Joshua over for Christmas. This leads to them talking through their misunderstandings and working toward something that could last well past the holidays.
This is a wonderfully heartwarming story from Andrew Grey. He writes wonderfully romantic stories and this one is not an exception. In this brief story, we get to know both of the MCs well, and I absolutely fell in love with Angus.
Larry and Angus were dragged kicking and screaming back into the world of the living by Joshua. He helped Angus start to move on and helped Larry to relate to his nephew in ways he hadn’t been able to before.
I highly recommend this story. I mean, how can you go wrong with Larry the Lion, Angus, and Joshua all teaming up to make this holiday a special one?