Eight Nights in December (Crabbypatty’s Review)

Title: Eight Nights in December
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: December 7, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Holidays, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 100
Reviewed by: CrabbyPatty
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


A geek. A virgin. One sexy holiday.

Orphaned Lucas figures spending the holidays with his obnoxious roommate’s family in New York City is better than staying alone on campus upstate. He ends up sharing a room again, this time with his roommate’s brother, Nate. Geeky photographer Nate isn’t at all what Lucas expects. In fact, he’s incredibly sexy—especially when he invites Lucas into his darkroom…

They hide their attraction during Hanukkah celebrations, but behind closed doors, Lucas and Nate can’t keep their hands (or mouths) off each other. Nate’s only looking for a bit of holiday fun, and amazing sex with a hot virgin definitely fits the bill. Yet as the candles burn, Nate and Lucas begin to realize eight nights will never be enough.

This gay holiday romance from Keira Andrews features secret trysts, new adult angst, spinning the dreidel, and of course a happy ending.

Rather than spending the holidays alone in the dorm, Lucas gets invited to spend Hanukkah with his jock roommate Sam and his family in NYC. Lucas ends up rooming with Sam’s brother Nate, who is gay, cute, nerdy, prelaw and a great photographer. Nate isn’t out to his parents and has no interest in a boyfriend:

“I can’t exactly bring home a nice boy to Mom and Dad. It’s easier this way. Besides, I’m not good at that stuff.” He smiled. “I like sex. I’m good at sex. Why complicate it?”

Over the eight nights of Hanukkah, Nate and Lucas become friends and lovers and their love story is sweetly satisfying with some pretty steamy sex scenes. I liked how Nate and his family share Hanukkah with Lucas and show him how their faith works in their everyday life. 4 stars for this lovely holiday story!

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I distinctly remember that day in school when, all of a sudden, those squiggles on the page made sense and I could read. It has changed my life in ways I still cannot comprehend.

My favorite M/M tropes are friends-to-lovers, murder/mysteries, amnesia, hurt/healing and historicals. Shifters, vampires, paranormal? Meh … not in my wheelhouse, but I’m a sucker for a well-written well-plotted book, no matter the genre.

Favorite authors includes Brandon Witt, Rick R. Reed, Abigail Roux, Jay Northcote, JL Merrow, KJ Charles, Lane Hayes, Marshall Thornton and so many more.

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