A short story for Christmas; that has to be a wee bit kitschy and o so romantic. Well, Lanyon dishes out a nice little Christmas story that remains just a bit too much on the surface of emotions.
After Noel had a one-night-stand with Robert, things could have been perfect if their professional choices would op against it because Noel is a jewel thief and Robert a FBI-agent. That’s why Noel flees after their first encounter but can’t forget the other man. Like Cary Grant in “To Catch a Thief” he ends his career and lives in a beautiful house. And to handle his feelings for Robert he writes detective stories until some 10 years later, Robert shows up at his front door but apparently not for a reconciliation but with questions about a series of thefts with Noel’s MO.
It’s two days before Christmas; time enough to figure things out and get a perfect Xmas on the road. Will there be a happy end? Duh!!
I liked the story but would have loved to learn more about Lanyon’s men, not only here them bickering around. But a nice read on a relaxed winter Christmassy night.