Holidays: Christmas Grace (2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers) by C.L. Miles

Dreamspinner Presents


Christmas has been a lonely time of year for Aaron since losing his family fifteen years ago. But now he’s seeing Craig, and though Aaron is sure they belong together, both have been hurt in the past, so they’re taking things slowly. So far, Craig has been supportive of Aaron’s struggles with anxiety—struggles that cost Aaron relationships in the past.

On Christmas Eve, Aaron is closing his bookshop when Craig surprises him with a specially planned evening. Will this be the night they take that final step and deepen their physical relationship? Aaron hopes so, but things aren’t that simple. Craig has been keeping a secret…. Can Aaron take his place as part of a family again and accept the love he’s missed for so long—or will he find that some deceptions are too big to be forgiven, even with the help of some Christmas grace?


This was a bit melodramatic and angsty. While I appreciated that we are jumping into the story at the climax of their romance, I missed the part where the spark gets lit. That’s my favorite part of a romance – maybe even more than the HEA.

I didn’t care for Aaron and Craig seemed to make a big deal of something that shouldn’t have been.

Not my favorite.

2.75 rounded to 3 of 5 stars


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