Mine for Christmas (Susan’s Review)

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Title: Mine for Christmas
Author: A.D. Lawless
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: November 26, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary, Christmas
Page Count: 53
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


Matt Westin was shocked when he ran into Cody, his grade-school best friend—pleased, but shocked. Devastatingly handsome was an understatement when it came to Cody, with his hazel eyes, wide smiles, and broad shoulders.

It was less shocking, months later, when Matt found out just how far he’d go for Cody. A desperate request for Matt to play his boyfriend over Christmas and save him from his mom’s meddling blind-date plans completely hammered that fact home.

Matt couldn’t resist saying yes, not when it meant getting closer to Cody. The only question was how would he ever be able to let him go when it was over?

While this was a cute friends-to-lovers story, the writing was not my thing.

What I noticed when I started was how the writing didn’t seem to have a nice flow. We are immediately thrust into the most important thoughts of our main characters and I kind of wanted to get to know them a little more first.

Some emotions also didn’t make a lot of sense, like how the brother was ‘fuming’ when Matt made a joke. Sure, he could be the most humorless brother in history, but to me it felf a bit out of place. Irritated perhaps would have been a better word in this case.

What I also found hilarious is that when Matt fell through the ice and he needed to be warmed up, Matt and Cody could only come up with a naked Cody to keep Matt warm. Now, that might sounds like a cheap porno, and yes, it felt that way to me too. I mean, the guy could at least keep his underwear on if all he wanted was to get Matt warm. The heat of dick wasn’t going to prevent frostbite! Well, I guess Matt and Cody thought so.

Now it may sound like it was all bad, and that wasn’t the case. It was kind of cute overall, and if you don’t expect too much, you will enjoy this.

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