Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Katie Porter. Samhain, $5.50 e-book (288p) ISBN 978-1-61921-088-2
Porter (Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown, authors of Double Down) tackles the story of closeted gay producer Kyle Wakefield and out-and-proud stuntman Nathan “Nate” Carnes. The two meet at a posh boarding school—Kyle from old Virginia money, Nate the scholarship-supported son of a truck driver—and plan to spend the rest of their lives together before Nate makes a colossal mistake and ends up serving a three-year prison sentence. Fast-forward 10 years: Kyle hires Nate’s stunt company, Second Chances, to work on a Christmas movie being shot in London. After a quick, heated tryst with Kyle, Nate tries to keep his distance, refusing to be anyone’s dirty secret. Will Kyle be true to himself, or live out the life others expect for him? Porter does a masterful job of guiding him to a satisfying answer. (Dec.)

Reviewed on: 08/27/2012
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