Pete hopes the magic of the holiday season will help him to mend the friendship one night of teenage indiscretion tore apart. A successful software designer, he is bringing his girlfriend, Gina, to Avalon to meet his oldest friend, and first love, Andy. A dozen years have passed and it will take all the Christmas spirit in Avalon to mend the rift and maybe, just maybe, bring the three of them together for a night of explosive sex that will catapult them into a happy ever after beyond any of their wildest dreams. If it can happen anywhere, it can happen on Catalina Island!
Genre: Contemporary romance, multiple partners, erotic romance, holiday
Heat level: 5
Word count Ė 12k
Cover art by Fantasia Frog Designs
Pete slipped into the room first and pulled his sweater over his head, turning to wink at Andy as he remained in the doorway, nervous. Gina hadnít been aware of their conversation after all, hadnít heard their laughter. Poor girl had fallen asleep, curled like a kitten in the middle of the large bed, her red hair spread out across the pillow behind her, gleaming in the light of the single Tiffany lamp on the dresser. She had stayed as nude as they had made her, and her shoulders were silky loveliness while the rest of her amazing body hid under the sheets and quilt covering the bed.
Disappointment filled him. He had wanted it to be the three of them for a variety of reasons. For one, he and Pete hadnít done too well the last time, and he hoped with Gina there, they would break their losing streak. Also, he liked her and wanted to make love to her, too. Living on the boat, he didnít date much; he did have a nice lady or two he could count on for a fun evening occasionally. But it was only that, and they didnít want more either.
Eyeing Peteís lady, he found himself imagining more than fun, more than sex. She touched himóshe saw what he and his old friend felt for one another and, unlike most people, was secure enough to leave them together to work it out. No rules, no interference.
Just the most loving acceptance.
Kate Richards lives in Sunny Southern California with her wonderful husband and menagerie of pets. Catalina Island is one of her favorite spots at the holidays, and provided the backdrop for Christmas in Avalon. While she never actually spent Christmas there, she did spend a number of New Years Eves there, in her single days, and highly recommends it as a festive place for that special night.