TITLE: Regret Me Not
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Reese Dante
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 119 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 4, 2017
PRICE: $4.99 -e-book
Pierce Atwater used to think he was a knight in shining armor, but then his life fell to crap. Now he has no job, no wife, no life—and is so full of self-pity he can’t even be decent to the one family member he’s still speaking to. He heads for Florida, where he’s got a month to pull his head out of his ass before he ruins his little sister’s Christmas.
Harold Justice Lombard the Fifth is at his own crossroads—he can keep being Hal, massage therapist in training, flamboyant and irrepressible to the bones, or he can let his parents rule his life. Hal takes one look at Pierce and decides they’re fellow unicorns out to make the world a better place. Pierce can’t reject Hal’s overtures of friendship, in spite of his misgivings about being too old and too pissed off to make a good friend.
As they experience everything from existential Looney Tunes to eternal trips to Target, Pierce becomes more dependent on Hal’s optimism to get him through the day. When Hal starts getting him through the nights too, Pierce must look inside for the knight he used to be—before Christmas becomes a doomsday deadline of heartbreak instead of a celebration of love.
This is the first time I have this author and I truly enjoyed this book. I definitely will read this author again. She did a great character build up and I appreciated how she wrote about bi sexuality like it was no big deal. I know some people look as it as they can’t make up their mind but to me, it says I can love who I love no matter gender. That it is a person I fall in love with and that is a wonderful gift.
First, we meet Pierce. A thirty two year old man that just got in a horrible accident. His body is scarred and messed up. While in the hospital, he asks his wife for a divorced. When he gets out of the hospital, he stays with his sister, Sasha. Pierce is very angry and miserable and decides to stay at his best friends house while it’s empty to prevent him from being any meaner to his wonderful sister.
Then we meet Hal. A twenty three year old openly gay man. He’s chilling by the pool when he spots Pierce doing some kind of exercising in the pool. Hal wants to be a massage therapist for people in sports and decides to help this poor fellow out. Hal is very persistent and ignores the bite to Pierce’s bark. Hal is very flirtatious and it makes Pierce feel uncomfortable because he thinks is too old. I mean, really, nine years is nothing.
These two unicorns build a relationship from this first day. They both love looney tunes, legos and and spending time together. I love how these two feed off each other and create a bond that’s almost indestructible. Their Christmas together in so endearing and I so want to have a tree like them. Hal’s family is mean and what kind of parents tell their children they are too gay for Christmas? This a great Christmas love story and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***