Preston’s Christmas Escape: A Kinky M/M Holiday Romance #LGBTQ+ #Review #BDSM #BrighamVaughn #NaughtyInPendletonSeries #ChristmasStory

Bethany reviews “Preston’s Christmas Escape” by Brigham Vaughn. Published by Two Peninsulas Press November 23, 2021, 323 pages.

Why I reviewed: Brigham’s books are an auto buy for me and I couldn’t wait to see what she had in store for Preston

Preston Graves is a household name among the TV-watching masses. Handsome, accessible, relatable. But when his not-so-vanilla personal life goes public, he high-tails it back to his home state of Michigan for the holidays—to the man he once loved.

Blake Aldrich tried love, twice. When it didn’t work, he retreated to focus on his pottery. He finds success but he’s never forgotten what he lost. His lover. His best friend. Now Preston is back, invoking a childhood pact and dragging a Hollywood-sized mess into Blake’s tidy life.

The lure of Preston in Blake’s woodland retreat tempts him and the lacy surprises under his clothes are a present he can’t resist unwrapping. The heat between them ignites and their old feelings come rushing back, but Tinseltown is still calling Preston’s name.

Blake will have to choose whether to follow the man he’s always loved, or be left out in the cold.

Preston’s Christmas Escape contains predicament play, lingerie, paparazzi, and a second chance at love. Although set in the Pendleton Bay world, this book can be read as a standalone story.

So I have loved each book in the “Naughty In Pendleton” series and was so excited the Brigham would be doing a Christmas book in Pendleton.

So Preston is an “everyone knows the name” Hollywood actor, who’s kinky lifestyle was just exposed.  Desperate to fix his image he turns to the one man he loved, and probably still does, a very long time ago.  He plans on hiding out in Pendleton till his agent can come up with something to turn the bad press around.  But being back in his hometown with Blake, the dom he once loved with all his heart, isn’t as easy as he makes it out to be.  Preston lives to please Blake, and he is more than happy to do that while he is hiding out, but what does it mean when Preston has to return to Hollywood and the job he loves.

Blake has loved Preston pretty much his entire life but let him go when the fear of hurting Preston outweighed the need to keep Preston in his life.  He thought he was doing the right thing by letting Preston fly and life his best life.  Blake thought giving Preston up was the best for them both, Preston would get to be a star and Blake could make pottery in Pendleton.  But you know what they say about best laid plans and all that.

Y’all this book about broke me, between Preston’s need to serve Blake, and Blake’s need to protect Preston.  They were absolutely perfect for one another and I feared that one of them might have to give up the life they loved so much.  But I shouldn’t have worried about the ending cause I know this author might put me through the wringer she will make it right in the end.  The heat between these two is through the roof, but you can absolutely see that they were destined to end up together even after years apart.

So while this book is a Christmas story in the Pendleton series it can be read as a stand alone, though I do recommend all of them because the series is brilliant.  I highly recommend this book right in time for Christmas, it will leave you will all sorts of happy feelings.

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Brigham Vaughn is on the adventure of a lifetime as a full-time author. She devours books at an alarming rate and hasn’t let her short arms and long torso stop her from doing yoga. She makes a killer key lime pie, hates green peppers, and loves wine tasting tours. A collector of vintage Nancy Drew books and green glassware, she enjoys poking around in antique shops and refinishing thrift store furniture. An avid photographer, she dreams of traveling the world and she can’t wait to discover everything else life has to offer her.

Her books range from short stories to novellas to novels. They explore gay, bisexual, lesbian, and polyamorous romance in contemporary settings.

 

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