Fake it ’til you make it and win all the festive romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve read some absolutely smashing Christmas books so far this year and now Keira’s is currently sitting at the top of the tree.
This was so good, it had absolutely the right mix of festive cheer and sharp pain to stop it ever becoming overly cloying.
I absolutely love the fake boyfriend trope and here Keira gives it a fresh look with a sister accidentally setting up her friend and sort of boss at work with her down on his luck brother.
Throw a grieving stepson into the mix and you really have a perfect recipe for a Christmas romance with all the feels. I wanted to surround Logan in bubble wrap within the first few pages, the poor guy has got the weight of the world on his shoulders and none of it has been his doing.
Seth has been hurt by those who should love him best and he’s still dealing with his long-term partner’s desertion of him a year previously after they made major life decisions and he was then left in the lurch.
The fake boyfriend scenario seems like a great temporary deal for all of them and the sparks fly almost from the off as Logan realises that his previous encounters with men might not have just been meaningless sex.
I loved how Keira approached his dawning awareness of his bisexuality. No erasure here, he’s not gay for Seth but he absolutely is romantically falling for a man for the first time with all the confusion that entails.
With a super setting and a great bunch of secondary characters (I loved Logan’s dad, his sister, her family, as well as Jenna and Seth’s wonderfully outspoken boss Angela) this really does provide a lovely romance to unwrap for the festive season.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review