OK, for starters any author who can make me cry and laugh at the same time gets high marks from me... Nicky James did that in spades! This story was a bit hard for me at first due to one of the MCs being deeply closeted. It meant that the relationship side of the story moved at a slow crawl. However, the coming out side of it more than made up for it. The scene in the restaurant on closing night is the one that made me cry and laugh simultaneously. And every word thereafter was just dessert. This story was so well paced and written that it seeped deep inside me, making me really care about both the MCs. All in all, this is one of the best Christmas gay romances I have read yet. Highly recommend this to all who love this genre!