Came Upon a Midnight Clear by Katie Porter

Came Upon a Midnight Clear Rate: 5 out of 5

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Publication day: November 27, 2012
Length: 278 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd

Lights, lovers…action!

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.

Re-Read: 12/24-26/2015

Thinking about it, this is only the second book I had ever re-read– the first one being Joshua (I know, completely different genre.) And still a five stars book in my opinion. Why? Because it has everything I like in a romance novel: second chances, raw emotions, lots of angst, a good combination of forceful & lovely sex scenes, and a lot of mundane events, all under a holiday setting. For me, all of these works well. This story is not a literary masterpiece, but a good book to curl down and read when looking for an everyday escape.

Since I realized the other day that I didn’t own a single MM paperback, I just ordered a copy to start my collection. I guess I’ll need to ask the Three Kings for another bookshelf.

Next books to re-read: Isla Cerrera, The Cid and The Little Prince

Original review: June 22, 2013

Definitely my favorite M/M book. The story is engaging, their passion amazing and their love hurt greatly. Every step they took brought them together, and their reunion was breathtaking. I wish I can read more about this amazing couple, but they deserved the HEA they got.



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