First love. Young love. Holiday love…
Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!
A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?
Mr Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?
The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins
When a twink who’s finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it’s going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.
That Thing by Megan Erickson
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.
Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.
Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.
Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.
Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?
Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.
Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…
Edited by Lenore DiTrani
Cover by KaNaXa
Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.
This is such a gem! I loved all the stories in this anthology and it goes toward a good cause!
Keira Andrews gives us another story from her Amish series with David and Isaac talking about getting their own place. It’s amazingly sweet with just enough smexy to curl your toes.
5 of 5 stars
Joanna Chambers gives us a British story about a young lawyer making his way at a small town firm after losing his job in London. He thinks his predecessor and boss all hate him and he struggles to find his place. Little does he know that Nick, the predecessor has the hots for him!
This was a fun little enemies to lovers story.
4 of 5 stars
Amy Jo Cousins gives us a college story about two friends who met online. One’s a closeted football hero and the other an effeminate massage school student. They fall in love on line but have a lot of questions between them when they meet for the first time.
I found this a little confusing but sweet and satisfying in the end.
4 of 5 stars
Megan Ericson gives us an insta-love story between a grumpy best man and the wedding planner’s brother. It’s funny, sweet and sexy. Very satisfying for a short story!
5 of 5 stars
Suki Fleet gives us a story of a busker and a nursing student who meet during a dramatic save one night. David is a terribly shy guy with a heart of gold and Jess is a hurt musician trying to find his way in the world. It’s a beautiful story filled with love.
5 of 5 stars
Kaje Harper gives us a really dark and sometimes eerie story filled with magic and misdirection. Totally unexpected ending. Absolutely wonderful!
6 of 5 stars
Anyta Sunday gives us a German story about the true meaning of giving. Ben and Sebastian are college students who compete for top marks. Ben has everything going for him and Seb has to work hard for every little thing. When Ben’s dad gives him an ultimatum and pulls his cash, Ben has to do some creative work to make ends meet. But seeing how hard Seb’s life is, Ben ends up giving up his hard earned cash and earning more respect and a boyfriend in the process.
3.5 of 5 stars
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