Simon’s holiday season is looking grim. His boyfriend’s dumped him, and his self-esteem is rock bottom. Stuck in the UK where nobody celebrates Thanksgiving, the shy, geeky student drowns his sorrows at an ancient stone circle. When a gorgeous stranger, Aubrey, shows up and attempts to seduce him, Simon is flattered but also freaked—especially when Aubrey claims to be from an historic sex cult who’d uncovered the true powers of the circle. It’s a time machine. Aubrey intended to travel back three hundred and sixty-five days, but an error propelled him forward three hundred and sixty-five years into a world alien to him.
Simon reluctantly takes the lost time traveler under his wing, and Aubrey teaches Simon the ways of sex, love, and magic. Simon’s never felt so alive, but as their bond grows, Aubrey remains determined to perform a dangerous ritual and return home at the winter solstice. Fearing he’s no more to Aubrey than a sexual sacrifice, Simon must discover the dark secrets of Aubrey’s pagan past. Only then can Simon choose between risking all for the man he loves or a lonely Christmas without him.
It is no secret I love Kay Berrisford and this latest book of hers I have read (published 2012) is a book I could not put down. There is a touch of light BDSM towards the end, but even though I am not a great fan of BDSM books in general, this was just enough to have me believing Simon and Aubrey could fly. The time travel aspect is dealt with very well also. I adored Simon, and Aubrey is a more complex character than when we first meet him.
If you like paranormal, with a touch of time travel, and you want a book you can really bury your teeth into then this is a recommended book from me.