Rushed into hospital with heart problems on Christmas Eve, retired doctor, Kevin Rhodes remembers a very special Christmas many years before.
This heart-warming short erotica tale, follows the awakening of a socially awkward, sensitive young man as he comes of age and develops into a sexually mature adult. Fantasising about the class beauty queen with whom he has hardly ever spoken, he encounters heart-breaking growing pains in his quest to connect with what he thinks is the girl of his dreams.
When it seems like his whole world is about to fall apart, Kevin encounters an explosively intimate moment with his glamorous and successful twenty-something neighbour. What are the secrets of her past? Can she help Kevin overcome his romantic anxiety, and lift the veil on the mysterious power of sexual intimacy? What has she observed about the young man and his acquaintances that he is completely oblivious of? All of this occurs on a journey to discover the real meaning of love, with someone the young man hadn’t even considered.
Including such themes as sexual surrogacy, sensory processing sensitivity, unrequited love, low self-esteem, social avoidance, fear of intimacy and bereavement, this unusual little story fuses steamy moments with the beautiful complexities of human nature against a backdrop of the Christmas season.