Book Reviews

The Kite and Tallowwood Christmas Crossover by N.R. Walker at BlueHeart Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 26-January-2024

Book Blurb

Harry and Asher are living peacefully on the North Coast of NSW. Life is quiet, boring, and utterly perfect. Though coming from a life of danger and excitement, Harry worries that Asher will grow bored of the “normal” life. He misses the adrenaline, the action, and most of all, he misses his “baby.”

So Harry goes against his own better judgement and organises a special Christmas gift for Asher.
Life has been picture-perfect in the sleepy little town of Tallowwood. Since the horrors of the murder trial ended, Jake and August couldn’t be happier. Tallowwood was unassuming and uneventful—just how they liked it.

Even the town’s newest residents are decidedly normal. On paper, that is. In person, August isn’t so sure. He’d done background checks on them when they’d first arrived and found nothing, but something about them was off.

But when the Coffs Coast Gun Club sends an application for a Christmas gala day and a familiar name catches his eye, August is determined to meet the newcomers in an official capacity. He wants to see if his hunch is correct.

What was a surprise Christmas gift for Asher, might just unbox a whole can of worms.


Book Review

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” –  Christopher Reeve


Harry and Asher, of 'The Kite & Tallowwood Christmas Crossover' by N.R. Walker, live a life they could never have dreamed of. They are cautiously optimistic that their bliss will continue until a special Christmas present for Asher draws unwanted attention, threatening to shatter their carefully crafted new life together.


When August, a law officer in town, witnesses Asher's marksmanship, he becomes suspicious of this seemingly perfect couple. He and his partner go out to check on them for clues that can satisfy his hunch, but in person, Harry and Asher seem just as upstanding as they appear on paper. Yet, August still isn't convinced. 


In this concise Christmas story, N.R. revisited her characters, Jake and August from 'Tallowwood' and Asher and Harry from 'The Kite.' It wasn't necessary to read the stories, but it would have given this tale much more context. Thanks, N.R., for this insight into these two unique pairs of men, but I yearned for more.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 65 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-December-2023
Price $0.99 ebook
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