Came Upon a Midnight Clear was really hard for me to finish, but I did finish. I didn't like the attitudes of the two main characters, Kyle and Nathan. They were harsh and very rough toward each other. I also didn’t enjoy the sexual scenes. The story line would have been a lot better with less antagonism between Kyle and Nathan. I can't recommend this one to other readers for those reasons.
Kyle Wakefield and his partner in their production company are counting on a picture to shot their name into the top ranks of production companies. It is also a way for Kyle to see his high school lover Nathan Carnes again. The tension between them on the set correlates with the way things fell apart when they were young. Nathan isn't sure of what to make of the new Kyle compared to the one he knew as a lover before his going to prison.
Can the Christmas spirit bring the two men back together or will this just be a Christmas fling?
Born to old Virginia money, film producer Kyle Wakefield's conservative upbringing kept him in the closet. Only once did he venture outside: for a tempestuous teenage affair with Nathan Carnes. When Nathan's self-destructive streak landed him in prison, Kyle slammed the door on youthful hopes. Despite Hollywood successes, he still hides his true self.
He thought he'd moved on, until his production company hires Nathan and his Second Chances stunt crew to work on the London set of a big-budget action flick. Watching Nathan risk life and limb with fellow ex-cons looking for a fresh start makes it tough for Kyle to keep his desires hidden.
Thirteen years have passed since Nathan's teenage self-doubt led him to sabotage any chance of a future with Kyle. He's come a long way since then, but despite their explosive sexual chemistry, Kyle treats their attraction like a deep dark secret.
Their matched Hollywood ambitions and a pain-in-the-ass director make cooperation essential. As the London holiday season casts its spell, the two men find themselves on the verge of falling in love again--even as old secrets and pain keep them shackled. The only hope of unlocking their hearts is a Christmas miracle.
Warning: This book features a snowy London Christmas, sex on a pool table, a hot-and-dirty gay nightclub, and naughty references to candy canes.