3 December 2021
A second chance at love is all Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love is second to staying alive.
Kyle Lourenco has carved out a comfortable life and career for himself in Boston. With the holidays quickly approaching, he’s heading home for the first time in several years. Home to his loving parents and the small Canadian town that he grew up in. Home to Christian, his best friend and the first man to steal his heart.
As a winter storm blows in, Kyle is forced off the road, miles from home, as a dark and sinister force from his past creeps ever closer. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him.
Best friends since they were three, Christian grew up next door to Kyle, in a remote mountain town with one stoplight and a forty-mile round trip to the nearest school. When Kyle left town for a shot at a professional hockey career, he took Christian’s heart with him. Even though he knew Kyle was always destined for bigger things, it hadn’t stopped Christian from falling for him as soon as he knew what love was.
With Christmas coming soon and storm Tabitha heading their way, Christian shuts the doors to the family store and heads to his cabin, on standby as an official volunteer for Search and Rescue. He doesn’t regret staying in Eagle Ridge, but a near miss on a simple rescue leads to him reevaluating everything, and when Kyle ends up at his door, he knows that guarding his heart might not be the best solution after all.