Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 11/22/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance
It’s not easy for Spenser Roland to admit it, but he needs help. Christmas is just a few days away, and he can’t face the idea of showing up to his family’s gathering alone … again. They want to see him happily settled, but Spenser doesn’t date. He can’t risk it if he wants to protect his family. But one unexpected night with Evan Scott has him thinking that maybe he can strike a deal that will make his family happy and give him a little holiday cheer as well.
Evan never should have accepted a ride home from the sexy-as-hell corporate executive, but he’s proud that he stuck to his guns. He’s done with the one-night stand game. He wants something real. Something that lasts. But when Spenser returns, asking him to pose as his boyfriend over the weekend at a Christmas celebration, Evan is sure he’s lost his mind.
But he can’t say no.
Maybe it’s the shadow of loneliness in Spenser’s bright blue eyes that’s too much like his own. Or maybe it’s his heart-stopping smile.
Either way, Evan knows he’s on thin ice with Spenser, risking his own rules and heart, but Spenser is worth the risk.
After recently saying I was going to avoid Christmas stories this is my second and we are still in November! I am still going to avoid them BUT this is Jocelynn Drake – so yeah. This is light, angst free and sexy and wrapped up with a happy ever after for two men who didn’t believe they would ever get one.
Spenser Roland is a rich guy who works too hard and is terrified of anything that signifies a relationship – this can make him come across as a bit of an uncaring douche but there are reasons for his behaviour. One night stands are his drug of choice and he’s actually pretty happy with that but when Evan turns him down the rules are forgotten as a challenge of sorts begins.
Evan wants the man he deserves – the man of his dreams, he definitely doesn’t want a string of one night stands so when Spenser approaches him at the bar he finds it easy to turn the rather sexy looking man down. He doesn’t however find it so easy to turn down a lift home at the end of the night and that proves to be his first mistake. Something about Evan draws Spenser to him and the very fact that he said no has him intrigued even more.
Spenser asks Evan to accompany him home for a few days over Christmas to act as a buffer between himself and his family. Barely friends they now have to pretend they are lovers but how much of it is actually pretence and who exactly are they kidding?
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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