Serendipity Series – Liam Livings
Christmas Serendipity: In a snowy small town in England just before the festive season, refugees of bad luck Christian and David find themselves thrown together at a friend’s non-family Christmas. Both men realize this may be just what they need, when they need it.
Serendipity Develops: David and Christian met a few weeks ago, and were thrown together last Christmas through a mixture of luck and fate. They felt an instant spark for one another, but now neither want to rush into bed until they’re ready. David thinks he is, but Christian’s emotions are all over the place. A stay in hospital makes David wonder if their relationship too much for him to cope with.
The Next Christmas: In a snowy small town in England, just before Christmas, garage mechanic David and office worker Christian are preparing to spend the festive period with Christian’s parents. The parents who told Christian last year he wasn’t welcome to their family festive celebrations since he told them he was gay. The parents welcome show the men to separate bedrooms. Will their love overcome prejudice?
This was a fun holiday series following David and Christian as they meet and build a relationship together set around the Christmas Holiday.
David has recently split of from his jerk of an ex, who never really seemed to appreciate or care for him. Christian has just come out to his parents and had plans to bring his boyfriend home for Christmas, only his parents tell him he’s no longer welcome and his ‘boyfriend’ splits without a word. Now both men find themselves spending Christmas with Tony, David’s best friend, and Cathy his roommate who works with Christian.
The first book focuses on the two men meeting and finding that not only do they get along, but there may be something more there too. They learn about each other, discovering their chemistry and deeper feelings too. There are cute, romantic moments and promises of more.
The second book is more a look into their relationship as it grows, David and Christian getting to know each other more and figuring themselves out. David struggles with Christian’s clingy ways and his attempts at pushing their relationship to new levels. David isn’t sure he’s ready for that and Christian is scared of losing David.
And the final book, the focus is Christian and David growing stronger together but then there is the added struggle of dealing with Christian’s family. His parents have come around a bit but still seem to refuse to acknowledge their relationship and the love they have for each other.
I really enjoyed these stories and watching these two together. They didn’t always have it easy but they really try to work through things together and certainly don’t give up. I was rooting for them the whole way. There was a lot of fun in these stories too, between Tony and Cathy and all of their traditions. I found myself wanting to be friends with this group. Each of these stories are touching and it was fun to watch the love grow between these two. I would definitely recommend these stories for a feel-good holiday journey. And, I loved seeing the different British traditions too!
Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film – and he’s been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing ‘research’.
One evening, flicking through the channels, he stumbled across the film, Saving Private Ryan, and it took twenty minutes of not seeing Goldie Hawn in an army uniform, before he realised it wasn’t actually the film, Private Benjamin.
He has written since he was a teenager, started writing with the hope of publication in 2011. His writing focuses on friendships, British humour, romance with plenty of sparkle.
When he’s not writing fiction he runs a manuscript appraisal service, provides marketing support to authors & publishers and ghostwrites other people’s books.