5 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Audiobook Book Christmas Cinderella/Cinderfella Contemporary Cop/Crime Families/Weddings Finding Family Friends to lovers Gay Gay Heat Index Holiday Homophobia Hurt/Abuse m/m Mary D Mild level angst Mild/low level heat Monthly Theme Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Purchased Standalone Virgin young adult

Holidays: The Christmas Throwaway Audiobook by RJ Scott Narrated by Sean Crisden

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Christmas is a time for giving – what do you do when no one gives a damn? For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go. Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn. Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle

This has always been my go to heartwarming Christmas story both to read and listen to. It is full of hope and the message of kindness. Touching and heartwarming just perfect Christmas fiction. The Characters are believable. Zach is thrown away by his father just before he turns eighteen. Ben finds him sleeping in a churchyard. The gruff way Ben says ‘you can’t sleep here’ sounds wonderful narrated by Sean Chrisden. Ben’s family take Zach in and here he finds the family and the happy ever after he deserves. This stands with the Christmas classics for me and I try to either read or listen to it every year.
I do like the sound of Sean Chrisden’s voice lovely and mellow but at times the narration seemed to be a little fast. This was definitely not enough to spoil my enjoyment
I loved his portrayal of all the characters, especially Zach and Ben. Lovely.

5 of stars out of 5


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