Home For Christmas (Kirstin’s Audio review)

Title: Home For Christmas: Connor’s Story (Texas Series Book 9)
Author: RJ Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: November 7th 2019
Genre(s): Romance
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Can Connor show River a real family Christmas?

When Connor finds River on the roof of the campus admin building, he doesn’t know what to do. His friend is drunk, and shouting into a snowstorm, a bottle of vodka in his hand. The easy part is getting River down; the hard part is insisting River comes home with Connor for Christmas.

River doesn’t have a family, or any place outside of college that he calls home. Not that it matters to him; he’s happy being alone for Christmas in his budget motel, watching reruns of Elf. Only, Connor keeps telling wildly improbable stories of the perfect family celebrations at his parents’ ranch in Texas, and it’s wearing River down. He didn’t ask to be kidnapped. He didn’t want to fall in love with the entire Campbell-Hayes family. But he does.

From one Christmas to the next. This is Connor’s year to rescue River, and himself, for them both to mess things up, make things right, fall in lust and finally, for Connor to show the man he loves what being part of a family can mean.

This audio book blew me away! I loved it so much and will definitely listen again and again.

I’d read the ebook version and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to listen to Sean Crisden perform the sweet story of River and Connor. What I wasn’t expecting was how much rawness he brought to River and how much emotion he placed in Connor. There were parts that completely ripped me apart (the scene with the taxi at the end). It was just so completely perfect.

The story is a tale of two college almost-graduates. Connor, with his perfect family, money, and perfect future awaiting him, and River, with basically nothing after he graduates. The bitterness of one person and the acceptance and support of another. It’s about how having the love of family can lift you and provide hope.

I loved Max. If you don’t know who Max is, you really need to listen to this story. Well, you need to listen to it anyway!

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Audio copy of Home For Christmas provided by author in exchange of an honest review.


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