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What better way to celebrate our book boyfriends?
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Nat brings you this sweet interaction from Winter Wonderland by one of her favourites, Heidi Cullinan. You can read her 4-star review here.
The set up: This is when Kyle realizes that no matter how much he loves Paul, it won't always be enough to protect him from bad experiences.
"I hate when you hurt.” Kyle wept now, drowning in all the rage and helplessness Paul was too numb to feel. “I want you to have your Christmas movies in real life. I want to help you find the plot device in the last ten minutes that fixes everything and makes what was horrible okay.” He choked on a sob before forging forward. “But I can’t. I can’t, because life isn’t a movie, and even men with money and power and abs like Dale Davidson can’t erase people who hate and families who disappoint. And I’m sorry. I’m so sorry I can’t be magic enough to give you that.”
Tears ran down Paul’s face, and he had to swallow a lump in his throat before he could continue. “I never asked you to do that.”
"I know.” The despair and frustration in Kyle cut Paul so he could bleed with his lover. “I know you didn’t. I asked me to."
~ Kyle to Paul
Winter Wonderland (Minnesota Christmas #3)
by Heidi Cullinan