A Family for Christmas by Jay Northcote @jay_northcote #mm #review


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Zac never had a family of his own, but Rudy has enough to share.

Shy, inexperienced Rudy has a crush on Zac from the moment his new colleague walks through the door. On an office night out before Christmas, Rudy finds the courage to make a move, and they form a tentative bond. When he discovers Zac will be alone at Christmas, he invites Zac to come home with him.

Zac prefers to keep people at arm’s length. Yet when Rudy offers him a family Christmas it’s impossible to resist. With no parents of his own, Zac is pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Rudy’s. The only drawback is that everyone assumes they’re a couple. Unwilling to disappoint Rudy’s mum and make Christmas awkward, they decide not to deny it.

It’s not a chore for Zac to pose as Rudy’s boyfriend, but the pretence makes him want things that scare him—things like a real relationship with Rudy. Zac’s suffered enough rejection in his life already and is afraid to risk his heart. If he can get over his past rejection and let Rudy inside his armour, he might get more for Christmas than he ever imagined.

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A wonderful feel good novel by a wonderful feel good person.

We’ve two co-workers, one has worked there for going on two years, kinda shy but friendly with the stay. Good home life, loves his parents, siblings all of it.

Then we have the other, been with the company a couple of months, doing well, but has learned the hard way. Mind your business, keep your nose down and out of the way and things will be alright.

Rudy has had a crush on loner Zac pretty much from day one so when they all had to go to the Christmas party it was overjoyed. Finally, his time. Zac on the other hand wanted nothing to do with it. Drinks flowed and inhibitions left.

These two together are a blast. Zac, such a hard life. Yet it hasn’t stopped him from achieving goals he has laid out for himself. Problem is, this has led to sacrifices. No personal life, work home to a crappie flat and a caggie cat, that’s not even his. Rudy, sees the best in Zac and helps him and us see the best in these two.

Most of the book we spend at the Rudy’s family home, and the descriptions, makes me forgot and want. Drafty rooms, beautiful fires, crazy grandfathers. SO, fun.

We are left a HFN, fun ending. Leaving us warm and fuzzy all over.

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