A charity anthology from your favorite MM romance authors featuring fifteen brand new stories.
RJ Scott – Single Dad Christmas
It would be a Christmas miracle if he loved me back.
Annabeth Albert – Must Be Santa
Tis the season for Operation Christmas Papa!
Joanna Chambers – The First Snow of Winter
Christmas Eve, 1814: a maimed war hero and the childhood friend he almost kissed five years earlier are trapped together by the first snow of winter.
Eli Easton – Twelve Days of UPS
What happens when your Secret Santa is less intriguing than the delivery man who brings the gifts?
Suki Fleet – Sometimes, Always
When Echo’s Christmas Eve surprise for Peri goes a little sideways, it turns into a night they’ll both remember for the best reasons, for always.
Lane Hayes – Out For The Holidays
Good Things Happen When You’re Out for the Holidays!
Annabelle Jacobs – Driving Home For Christmas
A road trip, snowstorm, and only one big bed at the Inn…
Alex Jane – Homestead for the Holidays
Alone in a cabin in snowy Nebraska for Christmas
Amber Kell – A Santa for Trin
Everyone needs a bit of Christmas magic.
Garrett Leigh – No Place Like Home
As long as they’re together, love always wins
V.L. Locey – Dressed In Holiday Style
Can the spirit of Christmas save this budding love affair?
Clare London – Five Gold Blings
Where Christmas sparkle leads two lonely hearts.
Posy Roberts – Sojourn with You
This year, a place to stay is the best Christmas gift Sawyer could ask for.
Felice Stevens – The Gift of Forever
What do you get the man who has everything?
AE Via – An Unworthy Gift
What do the lonely do at Christmas?
Proceeds go to the Trevor Project
AE Via: An Unworthy Gift
As per her norm, this was well written and super hot! A regular guy who hates Christmas because his parents died and he has no other family. A super rich guy who lost his brother a few years ago and Christmas just isn’t the same. Brought together by a bracelet and a scheming friend.
I don’t know how she tells a story with so few pages, spanning a day, but she does. We feel sad for both characters for different reasons. We love that Cole is so down to earth even though he is crazy rich. And Cole and Spencer were just perfect together.
This was a story of love (ok, and lust) at first sight with some nice romance in there.
Lane Hayes: Out for the Holidays
I believe this story involves and established couple from a book I haven’t read. Yet. But we get enough of the back story that we don’t feel as if we are missing anything.
This story spans several months, although there is a time jump. Derek and Gabe as a couple want to open a bistro. But really is it Derek’s baby. Since they are already a couple, this story is more about friends and family. Friends who are always there for you and mending hurts with family.
We see Gabe and Derek grow and grow up as a couple. From college kids to business owners. I really enjoyed this story even without knowing their back story. So I am sure regular readers will love it.
RJ Scott: Single Dad Christmas
Who doesn’t love a single dad story? This one is definitely a stand alone (not based on previous characters) about an older single dad of triplets and their manny.
Single dad Austin has triplets by a surrogate. Unwilling to wait any longer for the family he wanted, he was shocked with triplets but ran with it. Paul gets hired as the live in manny with the caveat that he will only be there 2 years because he plans to travel.
But of course after living together and taking care of children together, they each fall for each other but no one says anything. Except Austin did say something when he thought Paul was sleeping.
Running over about three days, with three precocious children, this story was very cute. The way the kids were portrayed (for their age) was pushing it a bit, but I let it go.
Very cute, sweet, homey and happy.
Eli Easton: Twelve Days of UPS
This is my first story that incorporated covid into the storyline. UPS driver Dan has been busy with all of the deliveries because of covid AND Christmas. But a guy on his route doesn’t know who is sending him a gift through UPS everyday, it kind of becomes a game with them.
Something one of the main characters, Paul, says is about how everything is slowed down now. Even taking off your mask to show someone who has never seen it before can sometimes leave you holding your breath. So with Dan and Paul, it was sweet and slow until Paul finally invited Dan for wine and cheese- one of the gifts. But it stayed slow because Dan got busier.
It all culminated on Christmas day, when the secret gift giver is revealed.
Slow burn romance with a touch of covid for the win.
Annabeth Albert: Must Be Santa
Seriously, I knew she would make me cry!
Teddy and Nick are an established couple from a previous Christmas story. This time, Teddy and Nick are looking into foster to adoption. Teddy doesn’t think Nick is as excited about it as he is, so when they get a placement for two kids- one of them a girl, Nick is nervous. But he trusts Teddy.
Another story that takes place over several months, but with a couple of well placed time jumps to move us forward, Nick learns that he can be a good dad, Teddy learns that he loves being a dad, and two kids realize that these two foster dads are amazing and don’t want them to forget their previous life.
Swoony story about making your own family. Loved it.
4.5 Pieces of Candy