Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Memory by Max Vos

Title: A Christmas Memory
Author: Max Vos
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: JJ and Adam
Release Date: November 2013
Publisher: -
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
J.J. has always hated the holidays. Presents, decorations, the traditional family Christmas…It’s all his colleagues in the staffroom can talk about. J.J. avoids these conversations like the plague. He’d do anything to keep his co-workers from seeing the real J.J, the gay man who doesn’t want to be noticed. When he slips up and reveals that he is all alone with no plans for Christmas, the well-meaning ladies of his high school want to take him in for the holidays. 

Oh hell….

Enter Coach Adam Sutton who comes to his rescue—and now J.J. is trapped by this hulk of a man who won’t take no for an answer. And he would have to be someone J.J finds attractive, wouldn’t he? Too bad he’s straight and J.J’s not about to step out of the shadows and make a move on him. He likes his arms where they are, thank you very much.

But Adam has a secret, one which is going to turn J.J’s world upside-down. Adam wants to give J.J. a Christmas to remember, but as it turns out, both men’s lives are never going to be the same again…

My  Review:

I liked this story. J.J. is a history teacher at the high school. Lately the coach has been choosing to sit with him at lunch, something that J.J. isn't real thrilled about. While the guy is really attractive and built, he's annoying to J.J...really exuberant and pushy. Not exactly the set-up you expect for a romantic story, but Max Vos made it work.

The coach corners J.J. into helping him decorate for the holidays. J.J. tries to get out of it, but isn't successful so they end up spending the day together...and much to J.J's surprise, he actually has a good time. He's still not willing to accept the coach as a friend and tries to go back to his solitary life. Adam doesn't give in.

I loved Adam. Yes, he comes on too strong at the beginning, but as his reasons are slowly revealed, I fell more and more in love with him. This is a guy who is a true romantic at his heart and he absolutely melted mine.  I loved the way this relationship developed and how he slowly won over J.J. too. It's an incredibly sweet and romantic story and I'm so glad I picked it up to read this Christmas.

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