Christmas Kitsch (Audio Review)

Christmas KitschTitle: Christmas Kitsch
Author: Amy Lane and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 8th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!


Sometimes the best thing you can get for Christmas is knowing what you really want.

Rusty Baker is a blond, rich, entitled football player in a high school full of them—just the type of oblivious jock all the bullied kids hate. And he might have stayed that way, except he develops a friendship with out-and-proud Oliver Campbell from the wrong side of the tracks. Rusty thinks the friendship is just pity—Oliver is very bright, and Rusty is very not—but then Oliver kisses him goodbye when Rusty leaves for college, and Rusty is forced to rethink everything he knows about himself.

But even Rusty’s newfound awareness can’t help him survive a semester at Berkeley. He returns home for Thanksgiving break clinging to the one thing he knows to be true: Oliver Campbell is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

Rusty’s parents disagree, and Rusty finds himself homeless for the holidays. Oliver may not have much money, but he’s got something Rusty has never known: true family. With their help and Oliver’s love, Rusty comes to realize that he may have failed college, but he’ll pass real life with flying rainbow colors.

Belens Audio Book Review

5+ I-loved-every-word Stars!

Nick J. Russo knocked this out of the park! I mean full on bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, World Series HOME RUN!

He made me absolutely fall in love with these characters even more than I was already, which I thought was an impossibility. But, no, Nick J. Russo did it. I love these boys so much.

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I’ve already reviewed the story on the site. For the review of the book click here.

If you love audio, or you love this story and want to give audio a shot, this is the one, folks. Add this to your collection, because it’s the kind of perfection that doesn’t come around often.


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I am a sarcastic, opinionated and filthy-mouthed book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I just love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), I like a little BDSM when I’m in the mood and love a good ménage story. I go hetero too…I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Perfect Imperfections Forging the Future Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots Wolfsong
How to Walk Like A Man  After School Activities When I Grow Up Carry the Ocean The Lightning-Struck Heart
Red Dirt Heart The Shearing Gun Manties in a Twist The Half of Us Dirty Heart
Ethan who Loved Carter Fast Connection The Mating of Michael Fight the Tide Sunset Park

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YAY Another 5+ stars!! I love those. And great review Belen! You are a ROCK STAR!

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