Christmas Grace (Tosha’s Review)

Title:Christmas Grace (2017 Advent Calendar-Stocking Stuffer)
Author: C.L. Miles
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press
Release Date:November 30, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, short story, trust issues, deception, second chances
Page Count: 59 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Christmas has been a lonely time of year for Aaron since losing his family fifteen years ago. But now he’s seeing Craig, and though Aaron is sure they belong together, both have been hurt in the past, so they’re taking things slowly. So far, Craig has been supportive of Aaron’s struggles with anxiety—struggles that cost Aaron relationships in the past.

On Christmas Eve, Aaron is closing his bookshop when Craig surprises him with a specially planned evening. Will this be the night they take that final step and deepen their physical relationship? Aaron hopes so, but things aren’t that simple. Craig has been keeping a secret…. Can Aaron take his place as part of a family again and accept the love he’s missed for so long—or will he find that some deceptions are too big to be forgiven, even with the help of some Christmas grace?

‘Twas the night before Christmas….that is how this book should have started such events it takes place the night before Christmas. This is a short story but it is truly the meaning of Christmas behind it and it is also how miracles can and do happen WHERE love is concerned,

Aaron and Craig have been dating for nine months now and they are as close as two men could be with the exception of going all ththe way. Another thing that has never happened is Aaron has never been to. Rains home. That is about to change though.

It is Christmas Eve and Craig has something special planned for the man he has fallen in love with. It is not easy for Craig to trust anyone and that is why even after all this time he has not been completely honest with Aaron about certain parts of his life.

Craig is hopeful that Aaron will give him a chance to explain why he has not been honest but just as Craig has trust issues so does Aaron.

Can Aaron forgive Craig once he finds out what Craig has been hiding from him or will he feel betrayed that Craig was not honest with him before now? Will it be a happy Christmas or will both men end up broken hearted?

This was a quick read but a good read. I really enjoyed his book. It is not only about Christmas but it is also about learning to trust again. C.L. Miles did a really good job on this is book.

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