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Length: 53,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Two clashing colleagues stuck together for Christmas—will opposites eventually attract?
Patrick has been single since he broke up with his cheating ex almost a year ago. With Christmas looming, he’s resigned to spending it alone with only memories of happier times for company. When a business trip with a co-worker leaves them stranded in the Lake District due to heavy snow, it seems Patrick will have company for Christmas after all. It’s a shame his companion is Kyle, who’s undeniably attractive, but annoying as hell.
Aware of Patrick’s reluctant admiration, Kyle basks in the attention even though Patrick isn’t the type of man he normally goes for. Averse to relationships after being hurt in the past, Kyle enjoys the occasional hook up, but has given up on seeking anything more meaningful.
Stuck together, their antagonism escalates along with a heavy dose of sexual tension until it finally ignites. What starts as a Christmas fling soon feels like something special; but will their tentative connection melt away as the snow thaws? If they’re going to take a chance on finding happiness together, they’ll have to put their differences aside and learn to trust one another.
Contains: enemies-to-lovers, snowball fights, bickering, spanking, a cute dog, a wise old lady, mistletoe, and a happy ending (of course).
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*I received the copy in exchange for an honest review*
This year it’s my first Christmas season in queer romance fiction so I am quite behind when it comes to backlist books. And this one was pretty much my first Christmas read this year so it has a special spot because of this. The added fact that it is from my favourite author just makes it better.
This is a sweet story in general but also quite hot! I mean, what else is going to happen when two co-workers who can’t get along get stranded in a small village and stay in former pigsty which is now renovated but only has one bed?
Well, while sex is obviously there, there was also spanking! All consensual, of course, and I loved how Patrick was all careful about how Kyle was feeling, checking even during the roleplaying, and was quite attuned into Kyle’s reactions.
There is some angst, but it’s not really strong, and it’s resolved fairly quickly, so it only leaves the reader annoyed with both the characters, and especially Patrick, for a few pages.
BUT! My favourite part of the book actually had nothing to do with the main characters, spanking, or hot sex scenes. My favourite part was the old lady who let them stay in not-quite-finished place. Mrs Wilcox seemed like a bitter old lady at first but when she starts trusting the guys, she becomes that wonderful almost-grandma like type who we all need in our lives. She doesn’t let the guys to get shit between them, encouraging them to do the right thing.
Stuck with You is one of the Christmas stories I will keep rereading this season, and possibly longer (or at least next winter 🙂 ), because it’s warm and fuzzy and sexy and just…amazing 🙂
Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.
One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.
Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has been published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are also available as audiobooks.
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