Texas Christmas (Lily G’s Review)

Title: Texas Christmas (Texas series #5)
Author: R.J. Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited
Release Date: November 28th 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
Reviewed by: Lily G. Blunt
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Six men with lives linked to the Double D…. Danger comes to the Double D from Liam’s past and threatens everything Jack and Riley hold dear. Centering on Jack and Riley and their parents, lovers, and friends.

Jack makes a decision that will affect the ranch, and Riley realizes peace comes at a price. Eli and Robbie have their home on Double D land. Their love is rooted in the Texas soil and they weather as many storms as can be thrown at them. And Liam, a young man with a head full of dreams and sleep full of nightmares, finds that all things are possible when Marcus decides to interrupt his solitary existence.

Another enjoyable installment in the Texas series and—despite the title—the Christmas season doesn’t feature heavily in the story. Yes, there are some lovely moments when the Campbell-Hayes family choose a tree and decorate it, as well as the giving of presents. The greatest early gift for Riley and Jack is that Max is now part of their family and they find the ideal nanny to look after the children. Jack and Riley’s relationship goes from strength to strength and they still manage to enjoy their special alone times. Robbie and Eli, the other romantic couple on the ranch, are also happily settled. Life seems to be very good.

The main focus this time around is on Liam, who was introduced in the previous story. The poor lad has a sad past of rejection by his family and sexual abuse from his previous employer. With the support of Jack, Riley, and Marcus, who is now gently pursuing him, Liam reveals all and faces up to this past. Liam gradually learns to trust other men again and takes a chance of Marcus. Ahh…

Sean Crisden continues with his superb narration and characterization of the multitude of personalities. Great job as always.

Texas Series

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Lily G. Blunt writes contemporary gay romance. She loves to explore the relationship between two men and the intensity of their physical and emotional attraction. Angst often features in her stories as she feels this demonstrates the depth of the men's feelings for each other. Lily is forever writing imaginary scenes and plots in her head, but only a few ever make it to the page. There never seems to be enough hours in the day despite having left the teaching profession to concentrate on her writing! Lily discovered the wonderful world of m/m romance novels five years ago via fan fiction and went on to write stories in her spare time. With the encouragement of her friends and readers she decided to publish some of her work. Lily subsequently self-published several stories via Amazon and later published short stories with Torquere Press, Wayward Ink Publishing, and Pride Publishing.