All I Want for Christmas... Is No Christmas

Colton Aalto
All I Want for Christmas... Is No Christmas
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
December 2016
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Alec Ryder's arrest in Aspen, early on the morning of December twenty-fifth, is the latest disaster in his series of unhappy Christmases. He's dreaded the holiday since being subjected to endless church services as a child. Being kicked out on Christmas Day after he came out to his parents, followed by an improbable series of yearly yuletide trips to the emergency room, haven't made his Christmases any merrier. But getting busted for prostitution is the worst catastrophe; it means Alec's dream of a college degree is gone, replaced by the specter of jail time.

Just when Alec thinks things can't get worse, Hayden Adler shows up to interrogate him. Hayden is a glamorous attorney who also happens to be Alec's college roommate's cousin. Alec's had a crush on Hayden for years, but whatever miniscule chance Alec might've had is now history—just like the life he's been trying to build for himself.

But things aren't quite what they seem. In a long line of miserable Christmases, Alec will never forget this one, although not for the reasons he suspects.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Jan 06, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
Disaster on Christmas day seemed to be the rule for Alec, who now faces the possibility of losing everything he had worked for, when he is arrested for prostitution.

Alec is not a stranger to unhappy Christmases. Ever since childhood he had experienced bad moments, and holds no interest in celebrating a day that has proven to be one of his worst in the year. But being arrested on Christmas day for prostitution seemed to be, by far, the worst disaster he has to face. But Hayden, an attorney and his friend's cousin, might have on his hands the opportunity to change his luck.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS...NO CHRISTMAS is a very interesting story. There was a part of it that felt a little mysterious and it made it so much enjoyable. I had a little trouble getting myself into the story because it took too much time trying to explain the reasons for Alec's bad mood on Christmas and a little less staying in the present showing the reader what was going to happen to him. But when the story finally got there, it was really good. Other than the fact that Alec hated the day, it didn't had too much Christmas feeling. I liked the characters but the relationship between them felt a bit too rushed and that made a little unromantic. In general it was a nice and easy to enjoy story.
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