GENRE: Gay Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 23,740 words
Will a decade-old family feud and long held secrets stand in the way of love?Auden Whipple is searching for a bit of peace and quiet from his loud family when he stumbles across the neighbor, Porter Eldin. Porter is scorching hot on a freezing Christmas Day, and nothing like Auden expected. A moment shared by the creek begins a relationship that surprises them both.As the Christmases pass, Auden and Porter’s relationship deepens. But the obstacle of the unresolved conflict between the Whipples and the Eldins makes Auden worried. Worried to tell his family of his new-found love, worried that the conflict will come between them.Can two men truly in love help mend fences that have been broken for too long? Can the holiday spirit help Auden and Porter find their happily ever after?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.
I love Nell Iris's stories. She writes the most romantic short stories and novellas. Telling a complete story in a short amount of words isn't easy but she masters it every single time.
Four Christmases tells the story of Auden Whipple and Porter Eldin, whose families are feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys. Auden doesn't even know what the feud is about because no one in his family will tell him. He meets Porter one Christmas when he is talking a walk to get away from all of the noise his family makes. They make a connection and a relationship develops.
This is a slow-burn story with very little sexy time but that doesn't matter because it's such a romantic story. It's a bit sad in places but it's ultimately a very happy story about overcoming obstacles and pursuing what makes you happy. It really touched my heart.
Oftentimes when I finish a shorter book I want to hear more from the characters; I'm just that kind of reader who always wants more. Four Christmases didn't real
Sometimes fate has plans for us that we don't understand at all once they start to happen. That is kindof where Auden and Porter find themselves. A years old family feud, the full details kept from Auden, has left the men strangers until one Christmas where chance has other ideas. There is some insta-love or more accurately, insta-connection, that draws the two together and as the title suggests, over four Christmases we watch their journey unfold, grow, and strengthen.
Four Christmases is another great short novella from Nell Iris who in my book is one of the best short story/novella writers in the LGBT genre, to be honest I haven't read all her backlist but everything I have read is always topnotch. Sometimes, short stories can lack substance or what I like to call "Oooomph!" but not her books and especially not Four Christmases. A tale about forgiveness, family, friendship, and love. All the characters, main, secondary, and "pop-in" make this an extra special read that will leave