Celebrating You by Grace R. Duncan (5 Stars)

The world, as we know it, has been wiped out. Fortunately, true love is still a reality.

Daniel and Jake have both spent the past several years living on their own. Daniel has managed to set up a home and has become fairly self-sufficient. Jake has been wandering around the world not really sure what he’s looking for. One chance meeting will change both of their lives forever.

I absolutely adored this story. Daniel and Jake are both wonderful people as evidenced by their behavior. Daniel has several animals that he is taking care of and Jake has his wonderful horse. They were both very kind and considerate to each other. Although it was a short story, I actually felt like I got to know both of the characters and truly believed that they had a chance at a future together. I really enjoyed watching them play chess, cook, and talk to each other. Although it was close to being the end of the world, and options were limited, I still felt that they had a real connection with each other. There is also one truly steamy little scene.

I really enjoyed this heartwarming story with two sexy men who turned the end of the world into the beginning of their future together.


Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.


With the world’s population down to almost nothing and his husband dead, Daniel is sure he’ll spend Christmas alone with his dog, cats, and goats. Jake has been wandering aimlessly since the world went to hell and he lost his partner. As far as he’s concerned, there’s nothing to celebrate. But he finds himself helping Daniel with his Christmas tree and listening to him describe all the things to be thankful for.

Through tree decoration, dinner, and a chess game, Daniel and Jake discover a connection between them that hints at a possibility both had long declared impossible. When the chess game is over and they’re in each other’s arms, they realize how good it feels… and how right. But after having lost everything, are they willing to believe in the possibility of something beyond basic survival?

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