Author: Jenn Moffatt
Book: Christmas Ghosts
Series: DSP Advent
Page Count: 44 pages
Categories: Contemporary Romance, Gay, Holiday Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2019
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Dealing with the unexpected loss of his mother isn’t how carpenter Steve Brownings planned to spend his Christmas. Hoping her costume jewelry can bring some happiness to others, he takes it to the local community theater, where he runs into his first love, Trey Baxter.
Trey’s trying to help his sister put on a gender-fluid version of A Christmas Carol, but no one on the cast or crew knows which end of a hammer to hold let alone use a power tool. Then a face from the past brings a present-day miracle… one that could lead to the happy future they both thought they gave up back in high school.
3✨s by Xanthe
A sweet second chance romance for childhood sweethearts Steven and Troy now that they are both in the same town. They drifted apart after Steven focused on his mum when she became ill and Troy went off to the army.
Now medically discharged, Troy is back and helping his sister with her theatre’s Christmas show. Steven’s mother recently passed away and now, taking time off from work, he donates some of her items to the theatre company and reconnects with his oldest friends. There’s clearly still an attraction there and both men look at each other with hearts in their eyes as they rebuild their relationship.
I didn’t really feel an emotional connection between the two men but there was a clear history between them. I enjoyed reading the story overall. It has a good group of characters, the MC’s and their siblings who are funny, loving and supportive of everything the two men have had going on recently. It is well related to the play the theatre is putting on, A Christmas Carol, as Steven and Troy recover from ghosts of their pasts, reconnect with their present and look forward to their future. An enjoyable short romance story and a good addition to the Advent series.
About the Jenn Moffatt
Jenn Moffatt is a proud nerd. Raised on Star Trek, Dark Shadows, The Wild Wild West, and James Bond, she learned not to be afraid of things that go bump in the night and to have hope for the future of humanity. She grew up wanting to be a member of the Addams Family or part of the crew of the USS Enterprise—and she still does.
She’s been soaked to the skin for Chinese New Year and walked in the fog in Frisco. Went to high school in Sin City, and no, she didn’t live in a casino. Lived on the slope of an active volcano, and used to snorkel between classes in college on the Big Island. Now she lives in San Diego where she gets to see the ocean and wildflowers in the desert on the same day.
Jenn was born disabled, which gives her a deep understanding of what it’s like to be different, but she’s never let it hold her back. It just means she gets pretty good parking.