GENRE: Gay Holiday Romance
LENGTH: 13,084 words
The most wonderful time of the year is about to get even better.On a cold, rainy December morning, Finn’s beloved Grampa, his best friend and rock, makes a friend outside their home who he invites in for coffee. The last thing Finn expects is Nelson, a man with a painful past, who is beautiful and generous and turns Finn’s knees into jelly.What starts out as a chance to get out of the rain, soon becomes more as Nelson helps Finn get ready for the Christmas market. They bond over coffee and fabric and Mariah Carey. Can handmade Christmas ornaments and an understanding heart give Nelson the love he’s been denied?EXCERPT:
Nell Iris did it again. She has written a delightful and charming Christmas story. It’s a short and quick read, but oh-so sweet and cute, and it gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings I love to have when reading a Christmas story.
Finn is a happy man, bubbling with ideas, and friendly to everyone. His life would have been different if not for his supportive grandfather. Nelson hasn’t been so lucky. He had to make his own place in the world. No wonder he is shy and hesitant accepting their friendship. But he can’t resist Finn’s charms nor the felt mistletoe hanging in the doorway. And everyone should be so lucky to have a mischievous Grampa playing Cupid.
So give yourself an early Christmas present and buy this book. Bundle up on the couch with a cup of coffee and some gingerbread cookies and enjoy.
Finn and Nelson
Ow goshh I adored this little Christmas tale. It had so much in it:
Kindness, the warmth of family, humor, adorable personalities, the smell of Christmas, hurt softened by the sweetness of friendship, a blooming love... so much, my heart thumped faster.
Finn lives with his Grampa and when this always kind man asks a stranger inside for a warm coffee Finn’s breath is taken away when Nelson enters the kitchen. He is just everything he likes in a man.
Nelson was seeking his his family but they left without a trace. His disappointment disappears like snow under the sun when he enters their inviting home. This is the start of something special.
A dear tale, with an amazing Christmas spirit and considered a short story, I loved every part of it... life is so much better with the right people around!
Best way to read this delicious and comfortable Christmas story is with a hot chocolate under a fluffy blanket in a cozy chair, snow outside, and candles with a fi
Oh. My. GAH! This was the cutest, most adorable, sweetest, romantic, just adorable book. I absolutely loved it! Just darling. Makes me all gushy. And it also shows family is not always blood, but the people in our lives.
Finn is just the cutest. I admire him so much. He had a rough start in life but had amazing people to be there and raise him and help support him. And that’s carried over into his adult life. I love his Grampa too. That man is a hoot. He tells it like it is but is a heart of gold in an old gruff man. And when Grampa brings in Nelson out of the cold, Finn meets someone he’s very interested in getting to know.
Nelson is so sweet and shy. He’s had a rough go himself. Being rejected by bigoted parents, he’s very nervous and shy around people. But Finn gives him a new lease on love. And it’s just so romantic.
Christmas is often called the season of family and miracles, but it should be year round. But if it can’t be, what a better way to start a new beginning than