Title: The Lights on Knockbridge Lane (Garnet Run #3)
Author: Roan Parish
Publisher: Carina Press / Harlequin
Release Date: September 28, 2021
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 224
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Although this is the third book in the Garnet Run series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone as the connection between the books is the setting of Garnet Run, Wyoming.
Adam and his inquisitive daughter Gus (August) are new in town, and soon meet the "weird" neighbor on their block, Wes. He's the guy who never goes outside in the day, has paper covering his windows, and has raccoons, lizards, a snake and a tarantula named Bettie and is working on a biogas generator. And yes, you guessed it, Adam is terrified of spiders and snakes.
Gus is cute and inquisitive as all get-out, Adams has issues about the way his marriage to Mason ended and before too long Wes is going to Gus' show-and-tell at school and they all work toward decorating their house with as many Christmas lights as possible.
While the romance between Wes and Adam works well, the initial sex scene occurs before we really get a good sense of each man's personality and therefore Wes' dominance comes out of nowhere. But overall this was a sweet story about a new family and a very lovely Christmas. 3.5 stars.