Home For Christmas by R.J. Scott

Title: Home For Christmas

Series: Texas 09

Author: R.J. Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Christmas

Length: Novella (173pgs)

ISBN: B07KQYLWXY

Publisher: Love Lane Books (28th November 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: đź’–đź’–đź’–đź’– 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: 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.

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Home for Christmas is a sweet and warm story, where two young men begin to find their place in the world and one of them discovers hope and love.

Connor has had a blessed life with his family; he’s never known what it’s like to be all alone with little hope. River has been alone for many years, college is all he has now and after a bad diving practice he’s drunk, on the edge of a roof.

When Connor finds River on the roof, he’s worried about his friend and secret crush. River is annoyed with Connor because of all the sweet stories he tells about his family. When Connor persuades River to come home with him, River just doesn’t believe that Connor’s family is as wonderful as he makes out, but the Campbell-Hayes family sneaks past River’s walls.

This really is a sweet story; Connor has grown into a compassionate man but he still has a little bit of little boy in him when he thinks about disappointing his dads. Connor knows what he doesn’t want to do but doesn’t know if he can tell his dads, finding the strength to admit the truth is down to River, as he sees River’s determination to follow his passion. River tries to be hardened with being alone, but his yearning to be part of a family he’s never had peeks out. River knows what he wants out of life and he’s going to grab it with both hands, but he doesn’t think he will get love because he’s always been cast away before.

These two young men both think the other doesn’t want them, but spending time together they finally realise the truth and discover a love that they both need.

I enjoyed this story, it was lovely to see Connor all grown up and him discovering his own forever love. River is an amazing character, his passion for his future is wonderful and his discovery of love and family is very sweet.

Connor and River together give hope to those young men out there who are alone, who have been discarded during their youth, who feel they don’t deserve love.

I recommend this to those who love sweet love stories, who adore determined men, who love the discovery of love and family and a very happy ending.

Home For Christmas by R.J. Scott Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have R.J. Scott visiting today with the tour for her new release Home for Christmas, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant $10 Amazon Gift Card giveaway and my review so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Home for Christmas

(Texas 09)
by

R.J. Scott

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.

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Home For Christmas by R.J. Scott Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have R.J. Scott visiting today with another new release this time from her Texas series Home for Christmas, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant $10 Amazon Gift Card giveaway so check out the post and enter the giveaway! ❤ ~Pixie~

Home for Christmas

(Texas 09)
by

R.J. Scott

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.

.•.•.**❣️ Amazon US | Amazon UK ❣️**.•.•.

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R.J. Scott Christmas Stories & Giveaway!

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” and I LOVE it! There’s something special about Christmas stories and as you can see, I also love writing them 🙂

In no particular order here they are:

The Christmas Throwaway

The Christmas Throwaway, was my first Christmas themed book.
Written as a short story for someone who was poorly in J2 fan fiction, I extended it from two thousand short words to over forty and so Ben and Zach were created.

The book, a story of a young man thrown out of his house at Christmas for being gay, did really surprisingly well. It was All Romance’s best selling book of 2010 and also spent a lot of time in the top 300 of all romance novels on Amazon. It’s now available in Audio and has been translated into Spanish, Italian,  French and now German. I love this little book
that could
 so much.

The Road To Frosty Hollow

I love the concept of a road trip, particularly when you fall in love on that journey. Add in two men who have known each other a very long time and this is a story written with Meredith Russell that ticks all the boxes for a Christmas Romance.

Jesse’s Christmas

This was my second Christmas themed book and spent some time with an old publisher before I was lucky enough to get it back.  As soon as I got it back I doubled it in size!

The story of someone who doesn’t really like Christmas landing in a town that won an award for best Christmas Town made me smile the entire time I was writing it.I couldn’t fail to love Gabriel who showed Jesse what Christmas could be about and how it is possible to love again.

Snow & Secrets

One of my favourite storylines in a romance book at Christmas is the idea of a snowy cabin, enforced isolation, and two men falling in love.
Snow, secrets, some danger, one hot tub, Christmas decorations, and family.

New York Christmas

Awwww, my boys in New York.  I loved writing this book.

It started life as a J2 fanfiction twelve days of Christmas type short story.

When I rewrote it I wanted to keep that idea of the days before Christmas, although of course the book starts just before Thanksgiving and ends in the New Year.

There is also a free short story following on, available at Amber Kell’s blog here

Snow In Montana 

My newest Christmas book, the fourth story in the Montana series is a look at Justin and Adam, alongside a whole new romance between a B list actor and a Sheriff.

I love Christmas movies, and this novel is set against the March backdrop for filming *Snow In Montana* starring The King Of Christmas (TM) Jordan Darby. Meeting Ryan Carter, the local sheriff, is way too tempting for Jordan. How long can he stay in the closet?

Angel In A Bookshop

The story of an angel and a man set in a book shop. I mean, how could I not enjoy writing this, it had a bookshop, a man with wings, and an angsty sad hero. Win/Win.

It was based loosely on a short I wrote for Dreamspinner way back in 2010 (a bit, not much really, it was supposed to but it kind of grew like topsy and became something else).

The short story I had written was my first ever accepted work for publishing and it HAD to be extended and become something else.

Texas Christmas

Writing the Texas series was a labour of love, and I had to put in a Christmas story for Jack, Riley, and their extended family.

There is of course drama with the Campbell-Hayes, including a terrifying car trip home with the Christmas Tree. Add in the boy’s new family and this ends up being a very interesting Christmas for them all.

The Case Of The Sinful Santa

End Street Detective Agency Book 4, written with Amber
Kell

How could we not explore the idea of a Klaus family in this series of books featuring vampires, demons, angels, dragons and one kind of human, along with a cast of many other paranormals?

In this book we explored what it must be like born into the Klaus family but not wanting to be a Santa… And and of course, we introduced our very own Angel just to shake things up.

Christmas in the Sun

The Sapphire Cay series comes to an end with book 6.

I have loved writing this series with my very close friend Meredith Russell and we had to give the boys a Christmas book in 2013.

We bought back a wedding planner with OCD decorating tendencies and his sexy Marine, Lucas and Dylan and a stray
dog, and gave all of our boys a Christmas Day they wouldn’t forget.

The Journal Of Sanctuary One

(Sanctuary book 6)

Jake and Sean, with their love/hate relationship stuck in a cabin in the middle of nowhere for Christmas. Of course the Bullen storyline features but mostly this is me ticking ALL of my Christmas boxes.

Two men, a cabin, stranded, anger, hate, love, sex and gratuitous use of a running machine. Sighs. I loved writing
this book.

Deefur and the Mistletoe Incident

A free short story Christmas gift

This was part of a huge Christmas Anthology that I pulled together in 2013 featuring some 25 new authors. It is the sequel to Deefur The Dog, featuring a Manny, a widower, a sweet child, and of course a Great Dane called Deefur.

This year it is being published with it’s own cover and wont cost you a penny!

Texas

Winter (Texas #2)

The book that was never supposed to be written…  Did you know The Heart Of Texas was supposed to be a stand alone?
ROFL… I couldn’t leave it though and so Texas winter was born.

Snow doesn’t fall a lot in Texas but this story centers around a freak one-day snowfall. Add in a daughter Riley didn’t know he had and the Campbell-Hayes have their first real Christmas.

The Party

– A blog story from six authors

Written in 2012… Henry and Jack had thought nothing could ever drive them apart. They were wrong. Three months have passed since Jack had walked out of the home they shared, and Henry had been too stupid to take back the hurtful things he’d said.

Both assured by their respective parents that the other would not be present at Henry’s mother’s annual Christmas gathering, they attend. Finding they have been duped into seeing each other, Henry realizes that this may be his only chance to try and make things right. But will he be able to convince Jack to come home?

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About Rozenn

rozenn-scott-r-j-scott-author-pic-sRozenn Scott is the alter ego of bestselling gay romance author RJ Scott.

Her goal, whichever hat she is wearing, is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that happy ever after.

She lives in Buckinghamshire, just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.  The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and on a more personal level, she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

Always so thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the following links below:

Email Rozenn (rozennscot@gmail.com) | Goodreads Page | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Texas Wedding by R.J. Scott Blog Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott popping in today to celebrate the release of Texas Wedding, while R.J. celebrates the rest of us will all be quietly sobbing over our e-readers as we say goodbye to Riley and Jack as Texas Wedding is also the last book in the Texas series. R.J. is letting us have a sneak peek with a great excerpt and she’s softened the blow with a fantastic giveaway, so enjoy the post as you wipe tears from your eyes and then click that rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Texas Wedding

(Texas 07)
by

R.J. Scott

Sometimes Riley and Jack have to be the ones to fight other people’s battles and stand up for what is right.

With the life changing prospect of a yes vote from SCOTUS on the issue of same sex marriage, Riley and Jack realise they have decisions to make. Add in some distressing family news and the very real possibility that old secrets may resurface, and this last book in the Texas series pulls together as many threads as the boys can manage to handle.

But through all the ups and the downs, children, family events, laughter, and tears, there is nothing as special as the forever love between these two men.

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Texas Fall by R.J. Scott Book Blast, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have R.J. Scott stopping by with Texas Fall book six in the Texas series. R.J. Lets you have a peek at an excerpt and there’s a fantastic giveaway. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~
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Texas Fall

(Texas 06)
by

R.J. Scott

Jack is focusing on building an equine therapy school for children with special needs and works hard along side his normal horse training and breeding program. He and Riley have settled into a softer, quieter, kind of family life, but that doesn’t stop them using the barn with the door to the fullest!

But the lull comes before the storm.

Riley and his new assistant travel to Laredo, and across the border into Nuevo LeĂłn as part of an exploratory team and things very quickly go to hell. Riley is caught in some serious Cartel problems and suddenly everything Jack holds dear is threatened.

Add in Vaughn and Darren’s story, revisiting Robbie, Eli, Liam and Marcus, alongside Sean and Eden and the wedding that never was, and this story promises you everything you want from a Texas series book.

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