THE NORTHSTAR BY ELLE KEATON
Updated: Oct 5
The holiday season can’t be over soon enough for John Hall. His ex-boyfriend emptied the bank accounts and ran off with his personal trainer months earlier leaving John unable to pay his creditors. Now he’s forced to close the independent movie theater he runs. Now he’s going to have to close the movie theater he owns, a bad end to a bad year. Gay, single and closer to fifty than forty, John doesn’t see a lot of hope in his future. In the dark of night he wonders if staying afloat is worth the effort.
Chance Allsop made a promise to his dying mother he hopes he doesn’t regret. Ten months after her death he’s finally in Skagit Washington, visiting the old movie theater where his parents met and fell in love decades ago. The whole thing seems like a lark until he lays eyes on the handsome owner. With his mother’s spirit at his back Chance fully intends to win John Hall’s heart.
Holiday books in September, I know. Go ahead and judge me. I won't even be offended.
• I read this book September 12, 2020. —this is a back date review—
The NorthStar was one of those books I read fully expecting to feel all the feels and I was not disappointed. With holiday magic in the air, this was a quick insta-love read that pulled at your heart strings. —cute abandoned kittens anyone? Yes, please.—
John was the saddest cinnamon roll in need of a hug. His boyfriend, who was a total shit show, did a number on him emotionally and financially. He's on the verge of losing his beloved theater when Chance sweeps in to perform a Christmas Miracle.
Chance is in Skagit Washington to fufill his mother's dying wish. He doesn't expect much but then, he wasn't expecting John. Immediately, he knows John is meant to be his and he's determined to make it happen.
After a little drama involving the ex-boyfriend and SPOILERS I WON'T SHARE these two get their HEA.
Elle hails from the northwest corner of the US known for, rain, rain, and more rain. She pens Accidental Roots, Never Too Late, Hamarsson and Dempsey, and Home in Hollyridge all set here in the Pacific Northwest. All Elle’s books feature hot mm romance with the guarantee of an HEA. The men start out broken, and maybe they end up that way too, but they always find the other half of their hearts.
Elle began publishing March 2017, now she has over fifteen books available for you to read in far less time than it took to write them!
Elle loves both cats and dogs, Star Wars and Star Trek, pineapple on pizza, and is known to start crossword puzzles with ballpoint pen.