Welcome to Day 25 of 31 days of holiday tales. Books you might not have heard of before that you might want to add to your book stash or to the stash of another bibliophile. Holiday romance just for you
For today, check out the following:
Author: CJane Elliott
Can Rowan’s band teacher, Ed, bring her Uncle Dex everything that’s been missing in his life?
After the tragic death of his sister, Jan, Dex Crawford leaves his life in Portland to take care of his twelve-year-old niece, Rowan. He gets a job as a physical therapist and tries to be a good guardian to Rowan, but they’re both grieving. The Christmas holidays hit Dex especially hard this year. He’d always left it to Jan to make the season merry, and now it’s up to him. Two weeks before Christmas, Dex has yet to even put up a Christmas tree.
Things go from bad to worse when Rowan’s clarinet is stolen right before the school holiday concert. Dex’s life begins to turn around when he accompanies Rowan to school to talk to her band teacher, Ed Alcott. Handsome and kind, Ed likes kids, music, and holiday decorations. Dex comes to think of him as his very own Christmas elf. Ed brings with him everything that’s been missing in Dex’s life: the possibility of love, home, and celebration… and Christmas trees.
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Author: Shawn Bailey
Ballet Dancer Faren MacMahon has been getting teased and bullied by his next door neighbor Nick Sexton since they were kids. But Faren gets the surprise of his life when the handsome business executive kisses him one night at a club. Faren has been out of the closet for years but he never suspected that his nemesis might be gay. Did Nick kiss him because he likes him or is it just another way to tease him? And if the latter was true, why did Nick Sexton have an erection?
Nick Sexton never considered red-haired, green eyed and freckled Faren date material. In fact, he hated the fact that Faren’s mother forced him to take dancing lessons instead of letting him play manly sports like the rest of the boys in the neighborhood. Nineteen years later Faren is now the principal dancer for the New York City Ballet and Nick’s feelings has changed. Now his body heats at the sight of the fetching dancer. Is lusting after a guy who wears a unitard and dances in the Nutcracker going to be bad for his corporate image? Or is he going to get a special kiss under the mistletoe this year?
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Author: Susan E. Scott
Brandon and Jeremy’s met just before Valentine’s Day. It’s Christmas now and their relationship has progressed to something that Jeremy hopes will become permanent. Due to a relationship that ended badly for Brandon, Jeremy isn’t sure his boyfriend’s ready for that type of commitment yet, but he’s willing to wait.
He’s surprised and pleased when Brandon asks him to move in with him as soon as he completes renovations on the old Victorian house that has been in his family for generations. Jeremy definitely wants to live with Brandon, but not necessarily in that house. There’s something strange about it that makes Jeremy uncomfortable. Even Sam, Brandon’s Border Collie doesn’t like to go inside the house.
Brandon doesn’t understand Jeremy’s feelings, declaring that he never senses anything eerie there. He insists that it’s just Jeremy’s imagination working overtime, but Jeremy knows that it isn’t, that it’s something more.
Will Jeremy’s aversion to the house ultimately end their relationship, or will they have a spirited Christmas and come to an understanding?
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