Ghostwriter of Christmas Past (Ana’s Review)

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Title: Ghostwriter of Christmas Past
Author: T.A. Moore
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Genre(s): Holiday, Contemporary
Page Count: 57
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Ever since ghostwriter Jason Burke ended up in loco parentis for his orphaned niece, Mallory, he’s been trying. He goes to parent/teacher events, and he makes packed lunches, so he definitely didn’t mean to forget about Christmas. He just hasn’t celebrated it since he left home under a cloud years ago.

Put on the spot, Jason makes the snap decision to take Mallory to see where he and her father spent their Christmases as kids. The last thing he expects is to run into Tommy, his ex—ex-best friend, ex-boyfriend—who is still living in town… and working as a sheriff’s deputy.

It’s hard to avoid someone in a small town—and maybe Jason doesn’t want to. He got Mallory a Christmas, and maybe now it’s time to get himself a Christmas boyfriend. But first, he owes Tommy some explanations.

This was a really fun to read book. It’s been the one, so far, that had the most Christmas feeling of the Advent Calendar.

Jason and Tommy made such a lovely couple, they seem so perfect for each other. I loved how easy they reconnect. I was a little bit skeptical about that because it was a little bit too easy considering the past but I still enjoyed it a lot.

This was a little bittersweet because of Mallory’s reasons to be with Jason but I don’t think it was charged with too much angst, sometimes I even though there was too little, but that’s just me who love angsty books. I think most readers would be ok with it. I did had some issues with Mallory, there were moments when she seemed a little younger than her age, I guess I expect something different from her being so important for the plot, but she was also a sweet character.

I was left with some questions about Jason and Tommy’s past. I wish I would get a little more information about what happened, I guess there was enough to understand but it feel like something was missing. I did had a great time reading the story, I loved Jason and Tommy.

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Galley copy of Ghostwriter of Christmas Past provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I love to read M/M books. I’m still doing a lot of catching up with some series and getting to know some authors. I love to read stories with dark themes, a lot of angst and complex characters. I’ve always been interested on how mental illness is portray in books, so I would probably read any book with that subject. Here are some of my favorite books