Title ~ When Love Flue In
Author ~ Lillian Francis
Publisher ~ Totally Bound publishing
Published ~ 5th December 2014
Genre ~ Christmas Contemporary M/M Romance
A soot-haired chimney sweep, an exploding flue and an uncooked turkey. It’s an unholy trinity that may make all of Dominic’s Christmas wishes come true.
Dominic is celebrating his first Christmas since his divorce, and although he’s spending it on his own, he’s determined to have a traditional Christmas morning, including a roaring fire. Unfortunately, Dominic’s chimney is blocked, which is why Reagan, a soot-haired chimney sweep, is head and shoulders up Dominic’s flue. Dominic is just lucky the man had a cancellation on Christmas Eve.
Unable to take his eyes off Reagan’s low-slung jeans and enticing ass while he sets about the hearth with rods and brushes, Dominic knows five years is a long time to be obsessed with the man who sweeps his chimney every Christmas. This year there’s nothing to stop Dominic from acting on his desires—except his own insecurities.
An exploding flue provides the opportunity for more than just polite conversation and could be the catalyst for a perfect Christmas. But Dominic will need to stop hiding who he really is before a special sweep can light a fire in his heart.
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.
A true Christmas fairy tale. Dominic has been fantasizing about Reagan, his chimney sweep for more than six years. Every year, just before Christmas Reagan would come and clean the chimney of the house that Dominic shared with his wife. Until one year his wife wasn't there, and Dominic was single.
This isn't a very long story, and I don't want to give any more of the plot away. What I can tell you is that Reagan and Dominic are as sweet as Christmas fruit pies. Dominic's first time is funny, romantic, threaded with caring and so wonderfully hot. Reagan's mom gets a special mention too - she sounds like the sort of woman I would want to meet. Her unfailing support of her son is lovely to read about, especially on Christmas Day.
I have one tiny gripe - and it's not really a gripe at all because of course this is a Christmas story. But I really would have liked to see an Epilogue. I wanted to know that despite their differences, that Dominic and Reagan did make it as a couple - maybe moving forward to the following year or something. But nothing can take away from the inherent sweetness of Reagan, the cute fumbling of Dominic and how amazing the two of them were when they realized what they had with each other. You have to read this one for Christmas. It will genuinely warm your heart.