top of page

That Turtle Story


Emporium Press
April 10, 2020
Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Contemporary romance, holiday

Nor O’Brien spends his days in sunny Key West caring for and rehabilitating sea turtles. He doesn’t need anything else in life, expect maybe a significant other to cuddle with after a long day. But recent heartbreak has left Nor salty, and he’s not in the mood for anything, Christmas included. Then Eugene Montgomery walks into Turtle R&R, claiming to have found a clutch of eggs in distress.


Nor is smitten with the tourist at first sight, and at the suggestion of his screwball colleagues, indulges in some no-strings-attached fun. Nor and Eugene are quick to get along, happily enjoy each other’s company, and take in the island’s unique holiday pleasures together. But Nor would never leave his turtles, not for any man. So when his rebound fling turns into strong romantic feelings for Eugene, it’ll take a Christmas miracle to keep the two together forever in Key West.



"Poe can do romantic comedy like no other and she proves it here." - Boy Meets Boy Reviews

"I love it when an author can deliver a short story that satisfies you just as much as a longer book." - Love Bytes Reviews

"I love C.S. Poe's stories, long and short, in part because the humor and sarcasm that she puts into her characters speaks to my sarcastic personality." - Two Chicks Obsessed

"...The author, who has a way with word crafting, was able to fit in a lot of detail..." - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

"I adored how C.S. Poe managed to bring the quirkiness that is Key West, especially during the holidays, to life." - Wicked Reads

GR Award Badges_2019_Nominee_Southernmos
bottom of page