Tears for Christmas

Freddy MacKay
Tears for Christmas
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
December 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

After his partner dies Dan, is left to care for their six-year-old son. Gabriel is a new volunteer at a shelter and meets a 'client' running scared. Can Gabe teach Danny to love again? Or will Dan keep running?

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Dec 24, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
135 people found the following review helpful
TEARS FOR CHRISTMAS is a romantic family story which revolves around a father who has lost his husband and has to learn to live without him with all their good moments together being whispering through his daily life.

When Dan first meets Gabriel, it's Christmas and it's also his dead husband's birthday. To say it was an emotional moment for him would be a real understatement and twelve years together is not something he can just put aside for a time when he actually has an opportunity to grieve. Gabriel sees his moment of weakness and is there to comfort him to the best of his ability.

It is a start of a friendship which eventually blooms into a romantic relationship. The story is spread through a year's time with big jumps and few actual situations where I could have really met the characters.

I liked the premise of the story and the fact that Dan had a son. The misunderstandings with Luke's (deceased husband) parents gave a bit of conflict to the story and I was looking forward to the process of resolving every situation and analyzing all the emotions. Yes, I'm like that, I want to know what's what.

So while romantic with a great plot, this story skipped more than it showed, and for me, the sex scenes occurred in really awkward moments. For a big part of the book, I didn't like Gabe at all and wanted to know more about Dan and his son. But with both points of view, that wasn't really possible and people who are intrigued by this story should know that they will get pretty much the same amount of Dan as they get of Gabe.

It is a somewhat sad holiday story showing how it's never too late to get a second chance.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Silver Publishing.
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