It’s not easy for Spenser Roland to admit it, but he needs help. Christmas is just a few days away, and he can’t face the idea of showing up to his family’s gathering alone … again. They want to see him happily settled, but Spenser doesn’t date. He can’t risk it if he wants to protect his family. But one unexpected night with Evan Scott has him thinking that maybe he can strike a deal that will make his family happy and give him a little holiday cheer as well.
Evan never should have accepted a ride home from the sexy-as-hell corporate executive, but he’s proud that he stuck to his guns. He’s done with the one-night stand game. He wants something real. Something that lasts. But when Spenser returns, asking him to pose as his boyfriend over the weekend at a Christmas celebration, Evan is sure he’s lost his mind.
But he can’t say no.
Maybe it’s the shadow of loneliness in Spenser’s bright blue eyes that’s too much like his own. Or maybe it’s his heart-stopping smile.
Either way, Evan knows he’s on thin ice with Spenser, risking his own rules and heart, but Spenser is worth the risk.
Original Review December 2016:
Walking on Thin Ice is so much more than just another bringing-home-a-stranger-as-a-pretend-significant-other, it's a tale that will warm your heart and if you aren't exactly feeling the holiday spirit, it will stir that too. It may be a trope that's been done many times before and will be done many more times to come, but that doesn't mean it reads as a cliche. Spencer and Evan just burrowed their way into my heart and that is what makes Walking a great tale. I couldn't put it down because my need to find out what happened was so powerful and yet when I reached the last page, I wish I had read it slower to make it last longer.
Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe #2
John Sullivan is escaping to Denver. Even with a massive snow storm on his heels, he plans to hide away in his cabin in the mountains and ignore Christmas. It’ll be just him and a bottle of whiskey until the new year when he must return to Cincinnati for his best friend’s wedding.
At least, that’s the plan until he runs into Oz at the airport.
Oz … the man who should have been just a fling. The man who was fun and laughs but quickly turned into so much more before he completely kicked John out of his life.
Oz who desperately needs his help…
John is ready to leave Oz stranded at the Denver airport in the coming blizzard, but he finds himself possibly staring down at the reason Oz pushed him away, and John can’t say no.
Second chances don’t come around often, but John is willing to fight for one with Oz.
Snowball's Chance #3
Christmas is a time of love, second chances…and getting stuck on a project with the one coworker who drives you insane.
Adam Reynolds loves working as a graphic designer for Roland-Wainwright, but he could do without being tied to so-called marketing genius Jason Edmond. The man might know his way around a campaign, but he’s boring and far too demanding. Though, Adam has to admit that the man is incredibly sexy and maybe there is a little mystery about what he does when he’s not wrapped in his form-hugging suit all day.
Jason ecstatic to be selected to work on this unique marketing campaign for Roland-Wainwright, but he’s not looking forward to dealing with Adam’s know-it-all attitude. Okay, so maybe the guy creates visually stunning graphics that are so far ahead of his peers…and maybe he is occasionally distracted by Adam’s sinful mouth.
Jason and Adam must find a way to work together to complete the campaign without killing each other. And if they succeed, the prize at the end stands to change both their lives in ways they never imagined.
Jocelynn Drake is a wanderer, a dreamer, and a troublemaker. She likes visiting strange, new worlds and chatting with her characters. When she’s not hammering away at her keyboard or curled up with a book, she can usually be found cuddling with her cat Demona or flinging curses at the TV while playing a video game.
Outside of books, cats, and video games, she is completely enamored of Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, fast cars, and Anthony Bourdain (who will be sorely missed).
She is the author of the urban fantasy series: the Dark Days series and the Asylum Tales. She also occasionally writes as Joy Douglass when she’s in the mood for a little historical romance. She is currently co-authoring two gay romance series with Rinda Elliott – the Unbreakable Bonds and Ward Security series. And she squeezes in a few solo projects when she can.
Walking on Thin Ice #1
Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe #2
Snowball's Chance #3