Book Reviews

Mine for Christmas by A.D. Lawless at NineStar Press

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Erotic Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-December-2018

Book Blurb

Matt Westin was shocked when he ran into Cody, his grade-school best friend—pleased, but shocked. Devastatingly handsome was an understatement when it came to Cody, with his hazel eyes, wide smiles, and broad shoulders.


It was less shocking, months later, when Matt found out just how far he’d go for Cody. A desperate request for Matt to play his boyfriend over Christmas and save him from his mom’s meddling blind-date plans completely hammered that fact home.


Matt couldn’t resist saying yes, not when it meant getting closer to Cody. The only question was how would he ever be able to let him go when it was over?


Book Review

There is a fairly large number of possible variations of a “pretend boyfriend” scenario, but I find this one particularly cute: not only are Matt and Cody best friends before things start, their “scheme” also takes place at Christmas. It’s all because Cody’s mother keeps setting him up with blind dates and always picks men Cody would never consider dating material – but this year Cody decides enough is enough and tells her he has a boyfriend – before thinking it through. Watching him and Matt deal with the fallout was great fun!

Matt and Cody were best friends in school, but drifted apart for a few years until they meet up again in college. They still get along really well, their friendship is solid if slightly more grown-up than it used to be, and with their families remembering how things used to be, nobody bats an eyelash – or suspects anything other than friendship between them. Both of them fall for the other, but neither of them has the courage to admit their feelings. It takes “playing” boyfriends and doing Christmas-y things together for them to come to their senses. And once they do? Cuddling is not the only thing they do together!

If you like your Christmas stories entertaining and sweet, if you think friends can easily become lovers, and if you’re looking for a fun read with some very touching moments, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 14500 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-November-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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