Title: From This Window
Author: Diana Jean
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Lucas Davidson, Jeremy Roberts
Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Holiday/Christmas, Erotic Romance
Agoraphobic Lucas Davidson spends his days watching people from his window, taking detailed notes of what he thinks their lives are like. Occasionally he’ll go downstairs to the Da Vinci Café and fulfill his quota for human contact. That’s where part-time clerk Jeremy Roberts meets him. Lucas intrigues him, so Jeremy coerces him into attending a Christmas Eve party, and one night of fun turns in to a morning of choices. Can Lucas accept the colorful world Jeremy shows him, or do his introverted issues run too deep for anyone to help him?
Lucas is a shut-in, physically and socially. He treats people poorly. But Jeremy doesn’t let Lucas’s dismissal get to him and manages to coax/coerce Lucas into a Christmas party next door. Surprisingly, Lucas has a good time. A drunken recklessness by Lucas leads to sudden intimacy, and he has to decide whether to hide from it or confront it.
Lucas’s fear of being alone because it’s easier than getting involved with someone is something a lot of people these days can relate to. That gave this story emotional depth I liked a great deal. Good writing and lovely bubbly dialogue between the two men. A cute little holiday tale. Recommended.
Reviewed By: Susan