Bless Us Every One by Gina A. Rogers

500x500_3183983_fileTitle:  Bless Us Every One

Series:  Evergreen Christmas Collection

Author:  Gina A. Rogers

Genre:  M/M Holiday

Length:  Short (38 pages)

Publisher:  Dreamspinner (December 1, 2012)

Heat Level:  Low

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥ 3+ Hearts

Blurb:  Edan has spent the past five years hiding in his home, living with the ghosts of his Christmases past and unable to allow for the possibility of a future. So when his vibrant and sexy neighbour, Tim, barges into his life with a stepladder and a plate of cookies, Edan finds himself living for the present. But can he let go of his bah humbug ways and accept this second chance as the gift it is

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Reviewer:  Cameron

Review:  This was an “opposites attract” story that was well-written and engaging. A refreshing depth of background and characterisation made up for it being yet another “two guys meet and you just know they are going to fall into bed/love somehow at the end” tale. It ends when they finally pluck up the courage to kiss. The yearning on Edan’s part was believable, and it made a nice change to have only one character’s point of view. I have no problem with it being entirely without sex, that makes a good change, too, sometimes.

The only reason that I have rated it “like” and not “love” is that the ending was totally predictable from the start, and it was just a tad too stereotypical of the Scrooge story. A redeeming feature would have been the torments that Edan had gone through in trying to hide his sexuality, if it hadn’t been glossed-over in a single conversation covering only two pages.  I’d recommend this as a heart-warming, sweet read for a cold evening.


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