Duncan is an ocean from home over the holidays and expects to spend them alone. To his pleasant surprise, one of his European co-workers, Georg, befriends him and includes Duncan in the holiday traditions of his homeland: cutting a Christmas tree under starry skies at Georg's country estate, decorating it at the family's city home, and shopping at the Christmas market in Munich. Both men are lonely and realize they have much in common. But Georg's life is in Germany and Duncan's is in Boston. With the project they're working on nearing completion, any chance for more than a holiday fling seems as elusive as stardust.
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calendar package "Celebrate!".
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Short Sweet and very romantic.
Toward the top.
Georg. I loved his accent, his character, his presence, everything.
Georg. See above.
Short Sweet and very romantic.
e-book review from 12-01-2014
Duncan volunteered to work in Munich over the Christmas Holidays so a co-worker could stay home with his expecting wife. As a single, gay man without a boyfriend or family to speak of, it seemed like a no brainer. A few weeks into the project his liaison is replaced by one tall, dark and handsome German named Georg. From the start Duncan feels very comfortable with Georg and the two share details about their lives over lunch and a sightseeing trip where Georg shares the love of his country and his home with his new American friend.
The attraction is mutual but Duncan needs a little reassuring that he won’t be just another notch in the proverbial bed post. He is leaving in a few weeks back to America, so how could a torrid affair possibly end well for either of them. The stars seem to shine down on them though, making their connection impossible to ignore. Chemistry, passion and common interests can only take you so far when you live oceans apart. Duncan wonders how he will be able to leave this man that he is falling for, but what other choice is there?
I love that Grey put time and effort into researching the area this story takes place in. The descriptions of scenery, traditions and the family dynamics of someone of Georg’s stature added a little weight to the story, making it more than just fluff and romance. Ah, but the fluff and romance were quite fun to read as well. The perfect story for the season, I think my face hurts from smiling so much. A sweat and endearing love story for all us hopeless romantics, a very light hearted read.
Update with audio review 12-22-2015
I already adored this story, but adding the narration, especially with McFerrin nailing the German for Georg so well, it just took the story to another level for me. The storyline is very simple as is the narration, just Georg and Duncan throughout, but McFerrin added so much color to the words with his voice. This isn’t one of Grey’s sexier stories, it is meant to be a lighthearted romance between these two men and that was conveyed very well with the narration. This is just the perfect little story for the season… short, sweet and very romantic, especially the little blue box.
My first audio with McFerrin, but I will look for more.
- Tams (TTC Books and more)
really sweet holiday story great narrator
- Morgan A Skye