Publisher: Sister Publishing
Genre: Contemporary holiday romance, Anthology
A romantic MM collection of December-holiday-themed stories by ten authors!
Fix Me Up by HQ Kingsley is a sweet story about 2nd chance love and opposites attract. Some of the non-consequences of an injury stretched credibility a little, but still an enjoyable story.
I loved the world building and politicking in Jingle My Bells by Meredith Spies. It’s a cute story with likeable characters although the time jump in one part of the story was a little confusing. I’d love to read more in this universe with these characters.
Jake’s Heart For Christmas by Angelo Diaz has a lovely small town feel where everyone knows your business. I loved the supporting cast and how they encouraged Declan and Jake to get together.
My favourite character in Rebel Without a Claus is Nick’s flatmate Sarah. She totally rocks. The two leads took a while to warm up to, especially Kris, although he redeemed himself by the end of the story.
Crispin and Roan are two clueless guys in All Wrapped Up by Megs Pritchard. I liked that their marriages ended for different reasons and they came to their realisation about themselves through different paths. I also liked Crispin’s mother Josephine and her reaction to him coming out to her, and that the girl Roan was going to pick up the party was too.
I enjoyed A Christmas Wish by JP Sayle and was very happy to learn that there are more stories to come about Potters Creek. I thought this was a sweet small town romance, and I liked the supporting cast too, especially Roman’s brother Gabriel. I hope he gets his own story and HEA.
I thought Colette Davison did a wonderful job in portraying a true MMM relationship in One Room at the Inn. Ellis, Zev, and PK’s relationship and friendship felt very real, and came across as a true romance all around. I loved the descriptions of the characters and setting—they sucked me right into the series, and I thought the game they played was a clever way to advance the plot. I enjoyed this sweet, feel good story about old friends who love each other.
Alie Nolan is a new author to me but one I will be keeping an eye out for. I loved Until After Christmas. Henry and Cal’s story is a lovely sweet, feel good story, and I particularly enjoyed the family vibe, and Cal’s family’s reaction to Henry, and how they make him feel part of their family. The epilogue was the perfect ending for these guys.
I enjoyed this anthology of Christmas themed novellas, and how all the stories were quite different. 4 out of 5 stars.