13 August 2014

Home for the Holidays by Lori Toland

Jason Stockton and Blaze Shinozuka are looking forward to escaping their hectic rock and roll lifestyle for a relaxing holiday. Their plan seems promising, and the passion between them burns hotter than ever as they keep each other warm despite the icy temperatures.

When a surprise Stockton family get-together threatens to reveal what Jason would rather keep hidden, their budding relationship is put to the test and an impromptu trip to Hawaii makes the differences between them more obvious than ever.

Thanks to two chaotic family holidays and a lot of painful secrets, Christmas could end up being more than their new found love can endure.

And *NEW* The Journey Onward…

Getting back from paradise and being alone is exactly what Jason and Blaze need to build their relationship and break down the barriers between them but nothing is ever that simple. Being in LA means back to work for Jason and Blaze gets a sample of what life will be like as Jason’s partner.

Can loving each other be enough to keep them together? Blaze is finding out how much work goes into keeping a relationship alive and in their darkest hour, they will have to stand united as partners to weather a storm that could devastate their future.

In the sequel to The Replacement Guitarist we get to accompany Blaze and Jason on their journey as their relationship continues to develop. As indicated by the title, the two are Home for the Holidays and spending their first Christmas & New Year together alone at Jason's home. Or so they thought. It's nice to see that even though Jason comes from a famous Hollywood family, they're just as crazy and confrontational as everyone else's.

What starts out as an unbelievably tense reunion between Jason and his brother (who is apparently trying to grow his own baseball team with his nine children!), turns out to give the brothers an opportunity to reconcile. And while Jason's parents are more accepting of his sexuality than Blaze's, it doesn't mean that Blaze avoided the parental interrogation. Fortunately Blaze has Jason's Gram on his side and their Christmas Eve ends well. Except for the Christmas gift that Jason's parents give him and Blaze, which takes the couple on one heck of a rollercoaster ride as they deal with yet another set of hurdles in their relationship – one which I cannot discuss because of potential spoilers.

Even though this book occurs during the holidays and only covers a timeframe of 3-4 weeks, there is a LOT that goes on and I found myself one again engrossed in Blaze and Jason's relationship - and yes, the sex is still hot! Home for the Holidays is a great read but be warned, the ending is going to leave you a tad bit shell shocked. Fortunately I have the next book all cued up to read and I cannot wait to get started. Well done Ms. Toland.


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