Under the Felt Mistletoe

Title: Under the Felt Mistletoe
Author: Nell Iris
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Release Date: December 8th, 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 49
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


The most wonderful time of the year is about to get even better.

On a cold, rainy December morning, Finn’s beloved Grampa, his best friend and rock, makes a friend outside their home who he invites in for coffee. The last thing Finn expects is Nelson, a man with a painful past, who is beautiful and generous and turns Finn’s knees into jelly.

What starts out as a chance to get out of the rain, soon becomes more as Nelson helps Finn get ready for the Christmas market. They bond over coffee and fabric and Mariah Carey. Can handmade Christmas ornaments and an understanding heart give Nelson the love he’s been denied?

Cute is the best word I can think of to describe the feel of this book. This story is short and sweet and the MC’s are both very innocent and cute.

Finn lives with his grampa who raised him. His gramma passed two years ago and they still miss her. When Grampa rescues Nelson from the rain, he is instantly part of the family and feels like he finally fits somewhere.

Both Finn and Nelson were very sweet and their romance was slow and pretty G-rated. The theme was family and acceptance and it was successfully conveyed through reassuring words and gestures.

A very feel good story to warm your soul at Christmas.

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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