Homemade from the Heart

Title: Homemade from the Heart (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers)
Author: Bru Baker
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Genre(s): Holiday M/M
Page Count: 55
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after week, and even though Josh isn’t with Aubrey’s mother, Grant can’t be sure the man isn’t straight. Maybe he’s just being friendly. And Josh, who most definitely is not straight, is afraid of being the creepy guy hitting on the teacher.

Frustrated by their stubbornness and cluelessness, Aubrey takes matters into her own hands. She decides the best gift to give Josh is something homemade and from the heart—a boyfriend they’ll both love.

Now this was cute!

Craig owns his own craft store where he teaches children how to make all kinds of things. With Christmas in sight and his co-worker on holiday Craig is working like crazy. But apparently he still has time on his one day off a week to give private lessons to little Aubrey, because her dad is HOT!

And that’s how Craig finds himself with 7 year old Aubrey and her dad Josh for the next couple of Sundays making Christmas gifts for Aubrey to give to her family. But despite the fact that Craig now has a huge crush on Josh, he is certain the man is straight. Right?

This was cute. I loved the interactions between Craig and Josh, and even Aubrey. Craig was a great character with his enthusiasm about his craft shop. The dialogue felt realistic and the romance was slow and sweet.

A lovely Christmas story.

(No room for sexy times though)

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