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Christmas On Firefly Hill by Garrett Leigh at Fox Love Press

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Firefighters / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 02-January-2023

Book Blurb

Firefighter Logan Halliwell doesn’t have much time for romance. A relentless work-life-balance and an expensive divorce have sucked the festive cheer from his days. All he wants is to be a good dad. A fun dad. Especially at Christmas.

He doesn’t know how lonely he is until he meets Remy Collins, a gorgeous fire dancer at a sultry summer festival.

Their instant connection blows his mind, but their fleeting encounter is over before Logan can catch his breath. One kiss and they’re strangers again. That wicked brush of lips nothing but a dream.

Long months pass. Then fate brings them together again at the summit of Firefly Hill, and absence has only strengthened the current thrumming between them. The heat. The precious chance of true happiness they both so desperately need.

Only fear stands in their way.

And Logan’s dangerous job.

It takes a tough lesson and a dose of winter magic to learn that loving each other means Christmas all year round.


Book Review

“Our eyes met and our souls caught on fire.” — Nikki Rowe


One summer, Logan, of 'Christmas on Firefly Hill' by Garrett Leigh, is moonlighting as a fire marshal at a fair because by law, for any acts that include fire, as one of the groups of dancers do, a representative of the fire department must be in attendance.


As Logan watches the show, one of the dancers, Remy, enthralls him. He is as mysterious as he is skilled. Remy catches Logan staring at him and dances over to where Logan is standing. When the show is over, Remy approaches Logan. Logan's attraction to Remy becomes even more potent. Ten years ago, Logan acknowledged that he was bisexual but discreet. Remy's proximity throws all of his inhibitions out the window. Their conversation ends with a kiss, and then Remy disappears.


Since last summer, Remy has thought about Logan but never expected to see him again. It's winter, and Remy is cold in his rundown van. He is down on his luck, especially since he had a debilitating accident that seriously injured him. Also, Remy has lost most of the tools used to make the jewelry Remy sells online to make a living. He desperately needs a place to stay and somewhere to work. Remy rents a rundown storage building from an eccentric older man, which, while cold and drafty, is better than sleeping in his van and has the space he needs to create his art.


One day, Logan spots Remy walking into town and offers him a ride. Begrudgingly, Remy accepts but makes it clear that he can take care of himself and doesn't want what he considers charity. Logan is discouraged, but that doesn't stop him from searching for ways to get around Remy's reticence. When an accident at work leaves Logan injured, Remy is surprised when Logan's ex-wife asks for his help in keeping their children. At this point, he realizes their relationship is closer than he thought. Her trust in him makes Remy realize that Logan means more to him than he thought.


Remy is an engaging, complex character who is a lot to untangle. He wants to be independent but needs to learn that sharing life with someone is interdependent. Logan, is also a complicated character who is lonely but has let his responsibilities as a single father keep him from seeking what he needs. Fortunately, they find a way to overcome their issues and find happiness. Thanks, Garrett, for a tremendous hurt-comfort story with a happy ending.




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 206 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2022
Price $3.99 ebook, $12.99 paperback
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