It’s never too late for a second chance at love… or is it?
Rayne Sadler left the tiny town of Holiday Pines and his childhood sweetheart, Emilio Rives, to make a name for himself in the world of interior design. For twelve years, he never looked back. Now he has the successful career he wanted, but no one to share his life.
Emilio isn’t happy when Rayne returns to Holiday Pines to renovate the local playhouse. The town wants to stimulate the failing tourist industry, but Emilio has no interest in reviving the ashes of his relationship with Rayne.
Yet shared memories and experiences are powerful things. As the playhouse is restored to its former glory, the friendship between Rayne and Emilio slowly returns as well, and their chemistry is as powerful as ever. Rayne has designs on Emilio’s heart, and he sets out to prove it. Will the magic of Christmas thaw Emilio’s heart, or will it remain as cold as mountain snow?
Rayne returns to Holiday Pines to restore the Playhouse to its former glory. Seeing his first love Emilio brings back the sweet memories of their time together. Seeing Rayne just brought Emilio pain. Both men have a lot of issues to work through if they want to make new memories together.
This was a story of first love reborn, two men rekindling their teenage love. I liked that there as no drama about the men being gay. The visual I got from them dancing was well done. Barely any angst, some heat, just a sweet holiday story that I enjoyed.