Have you been naughty or nice this year? Ugh, who cares. After 2021, we ALL deserve a break. Why not practice a little self-care with a satisfying new book? Set those holiday commitments aside (for just a moment) and settle in with one of these nine upcoming gay romances.
Waking Under the Mistletoe by Alice Crane (Dec 1)
Rory loves everything about the holidays. Oliver is a bit of a grinch. When they wake up married to each other on Christmas Day with no recollection of how it happened, they have no choice but to stick together until they can get an annulment. Although… their sexual chemistry is undeniable. Is it possible to fall in love with a stranger in a single day?
Spiced Kisses by Charlie Novak (Dec 2)
When pub-owner Ben is injured playing rugby, he needs the help of his festively cheerful pal Ianto to get through the month of December. Getting a grumpy Yorkshireman to love Christmas might be too big a task even for Ianto, but he’s willing to give it a go. Maybe Ianto can convince his friend that the holidays are the perfect time to explore their relationship more and discover love in the process.
Only One Bed by Keira Andrews (Dec 2)
Sam’s best friend needs him, so he rushes to a picturesque mountain village where Etienne is skating in a holiday ice show. But there’s only one bed in their cozy little cabin. These two friends just might become lovers in this Christmas romance that offers a sexy, festive twist on the classic forced proximity trope.
The Holiday List by Lane Hayes (Dec 3)
Older, sporty, single-dad Sam doesn’t know what to do when a new neighbor shows up on his doorstep with cookies and a wacky plan to spread holiday cheer. He does need help with some experiments his son wants to try, so maybe he can talk Chet into a mutually beneficial trade. The only snag is that he’s quickly becoming attracted to this unintentionally charming holiday elf with thick glasses.
Snowed by RJ Scott and V.L. Locey (Dec 3)
A second chance at love is all pro hockey player Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love comes second to staying alive. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him in this, the third thrilling entry in the Boston Rebels series.
Benny from the Block by K.C. Kassidy (Dec 5)
When high school principal William steps in to help a bullied freshman boy, he is surprised to learn that the fifteen-year-old is the son of his former high school nemesis. He has mixed feelings about seeing Benny again. But Benny is a changed man and wants the chance to prove to both his son and William that he’s not the same guy he once was. Love always wins, right?
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich (Dec 7)
Eighteen-year-olds Ruben and Zach are two members of the boy-band Saturday. While on a whirlwind tour through Europe, they come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. When they decide to tell their fans, they must find a way to hold tight to each other as their whole world begins to fall apart.
Sundae’s Best by Riley Hart (Dec 8)
This new small-town romance features bi/demisexual rep with two older heroes who ease the weight of their loneliness with laughter, making ice cream, and reminding each other what it feels like to be held again. When Grady and Deacon are together, nothing else matters. Together they can deal with family drama, small-town gossip, Deacon’s newly discovered feelings, and whatever else life throws their way.
Playing at Home by Jax Calder (Dec 9)
Austin loves his new job as nanny to a pair of adorable kids, although he gets the feeling that his boss, a glowering rugby player, isn’t that excited by him. But he’ll win Jacob over. From princess parties, Lego wars, nights spent talking about everything and anything, Austin’s falling for him hard. And when Jacob is revealed to be not as straight as previously assumed, all bets are off.
About the Authors:
Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at BigGayFictionPodcast.com, jeffadamswrites.com and willknauss.com
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