Turkey in the Snow by Amy Lane 3.5 Stars!
Since Hank Calder’s four-year-old niece, Josie, came to live with him, his life has been plenty dramatic, thank you, and the last thing he needs is a swishy, flaming twinkie to complicate things. But when Justin, the daycare worker at his gym, offers to do something incredibly nice for Hank—and for Josie—Hank is forced to reconsider. Justin may be flamboyant in his speech and gestures, but his heart and kindness are as rock steady and dependable as anyone, even Hank, could ask for. Can Hank trust in his dramatic “turkey in the snow” to offer his heart the joy he and Josie have never known?
We have a common troupe of a brother left to raise his sister’s young child. I particularly like the scene where Hank is trying to just have a minute for himself but always does his best to act with kindness.
He is a jerk to Justin at first. The character development gets uneven because this feels like it is coming from not like more femme men but is really coming from having a more dramatic ex boyfriend…but it is a bit of a mess in how it is presented. Hank needed to make up for his jerkiness and be much more appreciative of Justin imo.
Justin is a ray of sunshine character but very real feeling none the less. I love child care worker leads. He is kind, self knowing, tough, and thoughtful.
A nice plot and a good love story.