Gay Romances For Your End of Year TBR by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss


Whether you’re looking for last minute gift ideas for the reader in your life or need a few recommendations for your personal end-of-year TBR, here are 7 gay romances that’ll carry you through the holiday frenzy and into a new year full of possibilities (and more great reads, of course).

Shades of Winter by E.M. Lindsey (Dec 14)

Dante is nothing if not professional but being hired to protect the young cellist he once hooked-up with isn’t high on his list of things to do for the holidays. It doesn’t help that Liam starts pushing every single one of his buttons after they find themselves snowbound with Liam’s stalker hot on their tail. Dante must make a choice between duty and pleasure, a risk that just might be worth everything.

Games Lovers Play by Merry Farmer (Dec 14)

Lucas accepted Redmund’s invitation to spend the summer on a remote estate for one reason—he’s been hopelessly in love with Red for years. It’s his last chance to capture Red’s heart and prove that he is more than just a friend and a distraction. Can he help Red find redemption and the love he deserves before Red’s demons get the best of him? Or will Luc’s lingering injury be a constant reminder of all the ways Red has failed?

Not So Perfect by Emma Lyon (Dec 16)

Shane never thought he’d see Quinn again. But he needs a lawyer, and Quinn’s still the best. When they’re together, it’s like they’re back where they were three years ago. Shane can give Quinn what he wants and needs, if only he’ll let him in. But Shane is afraid that this second chance might mean having his heart broken a second time.

On a Midnight Clear by Lily Morton (Dec 17)

Lord Barnaby Greenwood is up to his eyeballs in debt and about to lose his estate. A little bit of holiday magic enters his life in the form of Cosmo, and for the first time, Barnaby falls in love. But how can this lead to anything but heartache, when on the last stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, Cosmo will go back to being a statue and take Barnaby’s heart with him?

Gaycation in Paradise by Ariella Zoelle (Dec 26)

Rook’s acting career is on the brink of disaster after a paparazzi video of him kissing his male costar goes viral. He escapes to an exclusive resort where Aldo is assigned as his live-in butler. His laid-back attitude and quick wit make Rook feel like he’s on a real vacation with a good friend… who he occasionally hooks up with because Aldo’s entirely too tempting to resist. Can love win the day in this age gap, forced proximity, opposites attract, romance?

A Sanctuary for Soulden by J.A. Rock and Lisa Henry (Dec 28)

When Phillip is shot while spying against the French, he plays dead—a local autopsy cellar is a suitable place to lie low. Imagine surgeon Edmund’s surprise when the corpse before him rises from the exam table. While Phillip remains with him in hiding, Edmund finds he’s growing fond of the adventurous viscount. Love is one thing, but trusting each other could mean the difference between life and death.

If You Love Something by Jayce Ellis (Dec 28)

DeShawn is shocked to learn that his grandmother willed half of her estate to his ex-husband, Malik. The only problem is the divorce didn’t quite go through. When a shady uncle contests Grandma’s will, there’s only one path back to justice—they need to act like a happily married couple just long enough to dispense with the lawsuit. But once they’re back in each other’s lives, it’s easy to remember all the reasons they fell in love in the first place.

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 and

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