Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 18th, 2018
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Crispin Henry isn’t an adventurer. He learned early on that the world is a frightening place and that home is rare and precious. If his friends didn’t drag him to sports games and ill-advised trips to Vegas, he wouldn’t get out at all—and his trip to Munich for Oktoberfest is no exception. But it’s there that he meets Luka Gabriel, and he learns to take a chance.
Luka is a free-spirited world traveler, working at Oktoberfest to feed his enchantment with new places and new people. His only possessions fit in his backpack, and he depends on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep. Crispin should know better—but he takes Luka’s hand anyway, and together they turn three nights in Munich into the relationship neither of them has been brave enough to risk—and neither can let go of.
When Luka turns up on Crispin’s doorstep before the holiday season, Crispin takes him in on hope alone. Yes, he knows the odds are good Luka will flutter out of his life again and leave him bereft, but isn’t it worth it to see if Luka is a homebird after all?
Yeah, this one totally did it for me. I wasn’t quite sure I’d love it when I read the blurb, to be honest. I’m not one for insta-love trip romances and wandering hearts, but I really loved this book.
Crispin has been left all his life. His parents died when he was young, leaving him to be sent to a wonderful, loving adoptive parents who then died when he was in college. Now, as an accountant for a firm where his team of coworkers have taken him in, he finally has a small corner of the world to call home.
On a week long boys trip to Oktoberfest, he meets Luka, the waiter/superhero with many talents, including loving Crispin and helping him heal. But he’s also been left… and his method of healing involves running around the world.
I loved Crispin so much. He took his time. Everything was according to his time, which was so real. And the depth of feeling he had, the compassion. I just loved everything about him.
Luka was your typical perfect on the outside, broken on the inside MC with a wandering heart and enough charisma to light up a Christmas tree farm. He was the perfect balance to Crispin.
I loved the group of friends that Crispin had. As accountants, they were so freely giving of their time and expertise and affection. I loved how they took in Jaime as their own, saw what lied beneath, and loved heart and soul.