Postgraduate student Andrew Chin arrives in London not only to study, but to explore life away from his traditional family in Singapore. His adventure begins at the airport, where he finds the diary of a wealthy British businessman and endeavors to return it.
James Howard is twice Andrew’s age, and he’s not used to selfless youngsters. Despite a rocky first meeting, the two develop an unlikely friendship as James introduces Andrew to the city. James is looking forward to the festivities leading up to Christmas in London and maybe a celebration with Andrew. But will a nasty bout of the flu ruin their romantic holiday?
Not if Andrew has anything to say about it.
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Tams gives this one 4 Stars...
Andrew Chin travels to London to attend university for a year. The day he arrives, he finds a leather bound journal and aims to return it to its rightful owner. Coming from a completely different culture, Andrew is taken aback when the older, but handsome, man offers to pay him for his troubles. Almost immediately, James Howard regrets being so curt with Andrew and sends his driver to bring him round for dinner and drinks at a local Pub, so he can make it right. What ensues is a genuine friendship while James plays tour guide for Andrew. While both men admire the other without saying the words out loud, a nasty case of the flu changes things a bit.
This was just a fast, fun read about not only a May/December romance, but a couple with a lot of years between them. I thought the story was well written and the pace was steady, my only issue was the almost abrupt ending. I seriously hope Masters either writes more shorts for this couple, or expands this edition because I would love to get to know them better.
T.J. Masters is a fifty-six-year-old author and life coach living in Hertfordshire just to the north of London, England. T.J. has shared thirty years of suburban life with his civil partner Ian, and they enjoy the love and support of T.J’s large Irish family who all live nearby. In 2009 T.J. took early retirement from a thirty-three-year school teaching career and decided to follow a new path. After qualifying as a life coach, T.J. found that he was coaching a couple of authors who were going through the process of giving birth to the book which “had always been inside them.” This rekindled T.J’s long-held desire to write and get published.
With a lifelong passion for books, learning, and the sharing of knowledge, T.J. woke up to the realization that he had stories to tell, books to write, and less than half a lifetime left to do it in. As for the kind of books he is writing… well, let’s just say that he decided to channel over thirty years of experience in the gay BDSM lifestyle into a genre where it would be most appreciated!
Alongside this passion for books and writing, T.J. also found an outlet for his inner geek and has become a great advocate for social media in various forms. Blogging has become a great outlet for T.J’s many interests including the writerly ones. The author has a website where he blogs regularly and he loves to interact with his readers and followers at http://www.tjmasters.com.