Mine for Christmas (Kirstin’s Review)

Title:Mine for Christmas
Author: A.D. Lawless
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: November 26th, 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 57
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 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?

Matt and Cody were friends when they were 9, but circumstances and life happened and they fell into different groups of friends and completely lost touch. Until the fall semester of college. They shared the same Chem class and both ending up crushing on each other secretly.

Matt lives with his older brother and has no other family, so he’s got no plans for the holiday to speak of. When Cody calls and needs a favor, he can’t say no.

Cody’s parents are constantly setting him up with high class douches and he’s sick of it. So he tells a little white lie that snowballs and suddenly he’s begging Matt to pretend to be his boyfriend and come to his family dinner as such.

This was a cute, short story of friends to lovers that was really really sweet. For being a short as it was there wasn’t a ton to the plot line, but it moved along well and ended on a very happy note.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday