With the spooks and ghouls of Halloween firmly in the past, we can now look forward with jolly anticipation to all the yuletide romances that release in the next few weeks. Stories that are sure to delight and fill you with Christmas cheer. Need a handsome hunk to be your pretend boyfriend for that family gathering? We’ve got the book for you. Are you trapped in a remote cabin in a snowstorm with that hot guy you just can’t stand? Never fear, this list of upcoming gay romances has all the answers – no matter what classic holiday predicament you might find yourself in.
Not So Silent Night by H.L. Day (Nov 1)
After fracturing his pelvis on a skiing trip, Xander isn’t exactly full of holiday cheer. Ferris, his live-in nurse, is far too flirty, far too attractive, far too into Christmas. As the banter and sparring between them turns into more, both men could be in for a fresh start to the new year.
Mr. Jingle Bells by Leta Blake (Nov 1)
Circumstances force Ashton to stay with his buttoned-down business partner over the holidays, and he starts to see a whole new side of Walker—a surprisingly attractive side. When he asks Ashton to be his date at his sister’s Christmas-themed wedding, he agrees. But what happens when a little fake relationship fun begins to feel all too real?
A Winter’s Earl by Annabelle Greene (Nov 9)
It’s enemies-to-lovers for the two heroes in this festive new Christmas regency. Sherborne finds a baby on his doorstep and the only person he trusts with the situation is his former lover Richard, who agrees to help transport the foundling to London if it means ridding himself of Sherborne for good. But when a snowstorm leaves them stranded, they’re forced to confront the past and deal with the love that’s all too present.
Christmas Mountain by Garrett Leigh (Nov 9)
A relationship once thought lost is found again when Rami and Fen are snowed in together atop Christmas Mountain. This emotional holiday read features friends-to-lovers, heart-warming found family, a swoony second chance at love (with a little hurt/comfort) and a tasty helping of mince pies and cinnamon-spiced doughnuts.
The Geek Who Saved Christmas by Annabeth Albert (Nov 9)
Two heroes in their forties find their sexily-ever-after in this new low-angst holiday romance from bestseller Annabeth Albert. Gideon’s last name isn’t Holiday for nothing, and when his grumpy neighbor Paul finally asks for help decking the halls, he’s happy to oblige. But falling for the silver fox is not part of his color-coded Christmas checklist.
Remember When by BL Maxwell (Nov 11)
Link knows secretly lusting after his friend is bad enough… but being in love with him is so much worse. One drink with Andrew seems harmless enough, until beers turn to shots, and Link reveals how he really feels. If Andrew doesn’t remember Link’s heartfelt confession, they can carry on as friends. But, if he remembers, this could be either the worst, or the best, Christmas of all.
Forever Wilde in Aster Valley by Lucy Lennox (Nov 16)
While on winter vacation in Colorado with his extended family, Miller goes in search of a little peace and quiet. On an early morning walk, he spies Darius through the front window of the local bakery kneading dough and the attraction is instant. Can two strangers find true love amongst their meddling matchmaking relatives and the quaint chaos of a small-town Christmas?
His Perfect Christmas Gift by Ali Ryecart (Nov 19)
When his plans to lie low at a luxury hotel are thwarted by a snowstorm, Felix seeks shelter in a tiny village pub. The cute young barman will help keep him occupied. For Gabriel, home is where the heart is, but it would be so much better with the right man by his side. Felix intrigues him like no other, but he’s a city boy through and through. When the snow melts, Felix will be gone—and he might just take Gabriel’s heart with him.
Hands-On Hanukkah by Penelope Peters (Nov 23)
When Tim’s ballet career is almost side-lined right before the biggest performance of his life, his ex-boyfriend’s therapeutic know-how might be the only way Tim can get back to center stage. David isn’t as much of a Grinch as everyone says. Can Tim save David—and keep his heart from breaking a second time?
Want Me Santa by Ashlynn Mills (Nov 28)
It’s a forced proximity/enemies-to-lovers/office romance for Michael, who never expected his need for approval to go beyond the office and into the bedroom. When he receives a Christmas gift meant for someone else, one thing becomes very clear, he can’t go back to how things were before. Especially not after seeing his grinch of a boss in nothing but lace panties and a Santa hat.
Join Us For More Gay Romance Holiday Fun!
On Saturday, December 4, we’re hosting the first ever Big Gay Fiction Fest, an online reader event that’s all about the holiday season. We’ll be talking to authors who have new gay holiday romances coming out this season, recapping some great holiday movies, and a whole lot more. For more details, and to sign up for this free online event, go to BigGayFictionFest.com.
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