Length: 26,600 words
Publisher: JMS Books
By 1816, widowed bookseller Lawrence Fenton has spent a lonely lifetime hiding who he is. He has convinced himself his feelings for his far too young, gorgeous, but troubled assistant Christy Shaw are nothing more than pride in his protégé and concern for his plight.
Christy’s life involves walking fine lines: one between his mother and his abusive stepfather, one where he must keep his needs hidden, and hardest of all, one where he must keep his feelings for his serious employer to himself.
Lame since birth, Lawrence cannot imagine anyone wanting him, least of all Christy. But when Christy’s life threatens to spiral out of control, Lawrence steps in. Then Christy’s emotions spill over into a kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas. Will Lawrence be able to face the long-buried truth about himself and keep Christy by his side?
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Sweet and heart-breaking at the same time, The Mistletoe Kiss by Ruby Moone had an undertone of maudlin with an HEA on the horizon.
Set in the early 1800’s England, bad times befell young man Christy- an abusive life, a love of men- or at least one man in particular- owner of a book store, Lawrence. A time period tale, where sodomites were cast away or hanged, Christy kept his unrequited love to himself.
As circumstances unfolded, Ms. Moone showed her reader’s a depth and development to the characters, which allowed their lives to unfold and intertwine. I wouldn’t say this is a feel-good Christmas story, but more of a melancholy tale with a sweet ending.
The secondary characters added a different dimension and enhanced the tale. The Mistletoe Kiss was a pleasant read.
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A four handcuff review
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