Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance, MM Romance, LGBTQIA+ Romance, Short Story
Series: Counting, book 2
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Summary (via Goodreads):
It’s been a week since a Christmas Eve blizzard changed the course of Marcus Winnamore’s life. Plan A is now Plan B, and the first item on his new agenda is taking Henry Auttenberg on a date. They’ve been invited to a New Year’s Eve party, and Marc is counting down the hours until midnight… until he can kiss Henry in front of his colleagues and friends.
Things don’t quite work out to plan. Finding the elevator out of service, Marc and Henry check the stairs, only to choose the wrong door and become locked in the basement. Close quarters once again make for close conversation, and as they explore every avenue of escape, they also explore the deepening attraction between them. For Marc, this isn’t an experiment. Will he still feel that way when he has to admit to someone other than Henry that he’s gay?
Content Warning: Explicit sexual content.
Henry and Marcus are trapped again; this time in a basement on the way to a New Year’s Eve party. As you can guess they have more deeper conversations about their pasts and how they fit together (being in an openly meaningful gay relationship). This story is just as good as the first. I’ve come to love Henry and Marcus more. And I liked getting to read new layers of who they are as individuals and together.