Title: His Needs
Author: Kris T. Bethke
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 14th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance / Holidays
Page Count: 113 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When State Trooper Travis Kinslow is injured right before Thanksgiving, the only positive is that for once he won’t be working during the holidays. Since he has no family, Travis was absorbed into his best friend, Joe’s, and he considers them as good as his own. Everyone except Joe’s brother Noah. Travis has been in love with the younger man for much of his life, but he’s always kept his distance.
As an ER nurse, Noah is a caretaker by nature. When his brother’s best friend is hurt, he’s happy to help Travis while he heals. He’s only ever allowed himself to think of Travis as the next best thing to an older brother, but by the light of the Christmas tree, Noah finally sees Travis’s true feelings. And in that moment, everything changes.
When faced with opposition and a Christmas nothing like they imagined, will their hopes for the future be enough to carry them through?
Cute romance with dirty talk in the sexy times! I was very glad the non-communication didn’t last long, especially as it was starting to get annoying, and I liked that Travis and Noah’s relationship was natural and realistic.
I absolutely love the friends to lovers trope and this captured the worry and stress of trying to navigate a new romantic relationship without losing the old friendship. Bethke captures a lot of the humor, passion, and sweetness between Travis and Noah and makes this a sweet holiday read.
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