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Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Ghostwriter of Christmas Past
SERIES: 2017 Advent Calendar Stocking Stuffers
AUTHOR: T.A. Moore
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 57 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017
Ever since ghostwriter Jason Burke ended up in loco parentis for his orphaned niece, Mallory, he’s been trying. He goes to parent/teacher events, and he makes packed lunches, so he definitely didn’t mean to forget about Christmas. He just hasn’t celebrated it since he left home under a cloud years ago.
Put on the spot, Jason makes the snap decision to take Mallory to see where he and her father spent their Christmases as kids. The last thing he expects is to run into Tommy, his ex—ex-best friend, ex-boyfriend—who is still living in town… and working as a sheriff’s deputy.
It’s hard to avoid someone in a small town—and maybe Jason doesn’t want to. He got Mallory a Christmas, and maybe now it’s time to get himself a Christmas boyfriend. But first, he owes Tommy some explanations.
Ghostwriter of Christmas Past is a light, very sweet holiday read with a bittersweet undertone and a very promising, heartwarming ending. I absolutely adore the cover of this book. It clearly matches this story and shows all the feels you can expect with its understated warmth and pure emotions.
This is a real second chance type of romance novella. One of our MCs visits his home town for Christmas and of course he meets no other than his first boyfriend/best friend and given some unexpected circumstances he needs to spend the holiday with him. What a hardship it proves to be. 😉
I really like our MCs. Both Jason and Tom(my) are great, wholesome characters with steady jobs and a shared past with some wonderful memories beside the heartbreaking ending of their friendship when Jason left his home and best friend behind without a word ten years before.
The writing is solid, the plot is perfect for such a short read with just enough details and some truly hot and palpable chemistry.
The re-connection is real and believable. As Jason says beautifully, you never stop loving someone, you just get used to missing them. So it doesn’t take long for these two guys to discover their still present dormant feelings for each other. Their shared scenes are tender and hot at the same time with some fun sexy-time.
If you add Jason’s niece to the picture with her sweet, preteen attitude, this one is a true feel good story which will give you all the great holiday warmth and a few hours of fun reading experience. Have fun and happy holidays.