4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Beth Jumper Book Boss/employee Christmas class difference Contemporary Families/Weddings Friends to lovers Gay Gay Heat Index Holiday Holiday Romance m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Monthly Theme Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Purchased Standalone

Holidays: All I Want by Stella Starling

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Shy retail clerk Elliott Gaffney’s Christmas wish isn’t something Santa can grant him, but that doesn’t stop it from being his favorite time of year. Especially since he gets to work at Chicago’s prestigious Ashby’s department store in “the North Pole,” doing his part to make the magic of Christmas come alive for others.

All Bennett “Ash” Ashby wants for Christmas is to forget about it. Unfortunately, his father is forcing him to pay penance for the media frenzy caused by his latest public sex scandal. The Ashby heir, working as a lowly department store Santa? Only the fact that no one will know it’s really him can save Ash the embarrassment of being stuck in a fat suit instead of partying with his friends.

But when Elliott catches Ash’s eye, Christmas starts to look a whole lot brighter. And even though Elliott would never have the guts to say yes if he knew who Ash really was, falling for “Ben,” the new Santa, is another story all together…


When you keep Christmas in your heart your dreams really can com true. Elliott has always kept the joy and spirit of Christmas in his heart and it shows in everything he does.

You have the disreputable, moneyed bachelor who’s name is always in the headlines. His father decides that he needs to be punished for his latest indiscretion. Playing Santa is the last thing Ash wants to do, but working with Elliott slowly shows him the true meaning of Christmas. And although this is a romance it’s also a sweet message on keeping the spirit of Christmas.

Elliott has always loved the Christmas holidays at the department store he works at. It started when he was a child and his mother would bring him in to see Santa. As an adult he now works at the store and tries to see the the children that need it the most keep their belief.

4 of 5 stars


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