A coming storm, a gift beyond price, and a love that must find its way...
A storm is headed toward the Poplar Ridge Ranch on Christmas Eve. But for Nathan, the storm has already arrived. His relationship with Malcolm, the man he's loved for years, is under threatening skies and a blizzard chill. Malcolm is a city boy, and he's always felt restless on the ranch. Nathan has done all he can to make Mal happy, but he can't escape the fear that their differences are slowly tearing them apart. As Nathan rides off to tend to an injured horse, he knows a turning point is coming fast. He feels helpless to save a relationship that means everything to him, and he knows time is running out.
Malcolm feels restless and doesn't know why. Nathan has done everything to make his life here on the ranch a good one, to make a home for them both. Yet, it doesn't seem to be enough for his creative soul. Maybe sometimes love isn't enough. But when he learns his nephew has gone missing, thrown out by his mother for being gay, Mal fears for the boy's safety. Especially since he might be making his way to the isolated ranch with the winter storm rushing down on them. But as the storm hits, his worries deepen. Nathan hasn't returned from the upper pasture either...only his ornery horse, Nutter, has come back with an empty saddle. Now it will take a holiday miracle to show two men that everything they are, everything they need, is tied up in a love that deserves a second chance.
Reader note: Previously released. Revised and updated. Contains male male romance themes.