The King of Cups

Helianthus Studios (2014)  Cover illustration by S. Z. Warren.

Helianthus Studios (2014)

Cover illustration by S. Z. Warren.

“… a Christmas romance that is as tender as it is sexy, and which can’t fail to warm your insides during the long, dark evenings.”

Jamie @ Rainbow Book Reviews and Boys on the Brink ★★★★

American college student Charlie Porter is stuck in London for Christmas, thanks to massive winter storms that blanket Europe. He’s facing a holiday spent in a hostel eating cold beans out of a can, when Hugh Campbell, his friend from university, surprises him with an invitation to Scotland. If Charlie is going to miss Christmas with his own family, he might as well spend it with someone else’s. But nothing is ever that simple, especially when Hugh’s mum puts them up in Hugh’s old bedroom together. Charlie’s been nursing a crush on Hugh since they met, but he can’t ruin a perfectly good friendship over that.

Hugh knew his mum and dad would see right through him, but he should have expected that Charlie would get the boyfriend treatment. Rather than dispel any illusions, he and Charlie agree to let the matter lie and to act as normal as possible. But when Hugh’s friends get on his case about Charlie, he’ll deny his attraction until the sun comes up. Not that anyone believes him.

Without the distractions of school work or flatmates, the tension of being alone together grows. Charlie is headed home after the New Year, and then will be gone for good by the summertime. Can they sort out their feelings before it’s too late? Or will this just be another missed opportunity?

“I adored it. […] I have always been in love with the magic that swirls around the season and The King of Cups is the type of story that makes me love it more.”
— Sara @ Boys In Our Books ★★★★.5
“… this book is a perfect winter warmer and I’d highly recommend it to all […] winter romance fans.”
— Lorix @ Boy Meets Boy Reviews ★★★★★