Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: The Mistletoe Kiss by Ruby Moone

The Mistletoe Kiss
by Ruby Moone
Genre: Historical M/M Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2017

Widowed bookseller Lawrence Fenton has spent a lonely lifetime hiding who he is. He has convinced himself his feelings for his far too young, gorgeous, but troubled assistant Christy Shaw are nothing more than pride in his protégé and concern for his plight.

Christy’s life involves walking fine lines: one between his mother and his abusive stepfather, one where he must keep his needs hidden, and hardest of all, one where he must keep his feelings for his serious employer to himself.

Lame since birth, Lawrence cannot imagine anyone wanting him, least of all Christy. But when Christy’s life threatens to spiral out of control, Lawrence steps in. Then Christy’s emotions spill over into a kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas. Will Lawrence be able to face the long-buried truth about himself and keep Christy by his side?

The Mistletoe Kiss is a short Christmas novella featuring a young Christy (he is a guy btw) and his employer Lawrence. They have a great dynamic working together with Christy being a hard worker and Lawrence a caring employer. I think their relationship from the start is pretty sweet. However, Christy is dealing with some family issue and that drama sorta overtake the story and may have dampen my holiday mood slightly. I would have prefer we dedicate this short read to more sexy times between these two. The sudden forwardness towards the end by Christy seems a bit rush.

Ruby lives in Lancashire in the northwest of England. All through school she was told she would never get anywhere if she didn’t stop daydreaming. Eventually it occurred to her to write down the daydreams, and voilà! The beautiful men in her head came to life. Ruby writes historical and contemporary gay romance but has a definite weakness for handsome men in billowing white shirts, breeches, and cravats. Oh, and she loves tea. Lots of tea.

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