Author: Rj Scott
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Summary: hristmas, and the man of his fantasies is back in Chris’s life.
It’s been far too long since Christian Matthews has seen Daniel Bailey. In fact the last time they met Chris was a senior in college and he was the TA tasked with helping Daniel who was a way too confident freshman.
Some years down the road, Chris is licking his wounds after being asked to leave the private school where he was teaching. He has no job, no money, and has to rely on his friend Amelia for the job and a room to live in. He needs a freaking Christmas miracle to make this Season anything other than a total loss.
Then Daniel comes back into his life and suddenly everything seems possible. Not only is Daniel still the man Christian wants more than anything, but this time Chris may well actually tell Daniel how he feels.
Review: This was the perfect story to put me in the Christmas spirit as it evoked memories of watching the tree in Rockefeller Center being lit and the fun of being in the City at Christmastime. Chris Matthews are an very good teacher who’s down on his luck because of a scandal at the school he taught at. He has no where to turn but to his good friend Amelia for a room to live in and a job in her coffee shop. Chris doesn’t mind hustling muffins but needs a little Christmas miracle to get back on track. His miracle walks into the coffee shop in the form of a hot N. Y. cop named Daniel Bailey who Chris had tutored seven years ago back in college. It seems though that Daniel is out for more than Chris’s muffins. Ms Scott delivered a smooth, well written, feel good Christmas romance. The story is a little different because it is written by dates beginning on November 21st and ending on January 30th which gives the story a nice time line to follow. There are some interesting plot twists and just enough angst to make Chris and Daniel real. Ame is a real hoot and a fun mother type of character who reminds me of an author that I know. The story is fairly short at just under 100 pages but Ms Scott managed to pack in enough action and spice to keep me turning pages and finding her trademark HEA. If you’re looking at the days ticking by and just don’t feel the spirit, pick up this wonderful, heart warming romance and you’ll be looking forward to the holiday again.