His christmas Wish
Pages – 91
Blurb – For most children, all they want for Christmas is the latest video game or the most popular toy, but that’s not what Daniel wants. He wants to be a family again. Since his parents were killed in a horrific car accident over a year ago, Daniel had been living with his beloved Uncle Josh. Even though Daniel knows his Uncle does his best to make him happy, Daniel still longs for the contentment and secure feeling he felt when his parents were alive. He wants a family, and on the first magical snow of the season, he wishes to have a family again. When Nick is interviewed by Joshua Thomas to be a live in nanny, he is immediately drawn to the young boy and his Uncle Josh. Even though both of them obviously love each other, there is something missing between them. When Nick gets the job, he becomes determined to bring laughter and happiness back into both of their lives. As Christmas quickly approaches, Nick decides to do whatever it takes to bring them together as a happy family forever
My Review – This is a very sweet story that would perhaps only appeal to the most hopeless of romantics. As a paid up member of the Hopeless Romantics Club, I don’t deny enjoying this sentimental peek into the lives of two gay men and the adorable seven year old boy who brings them together. The plot wasn’t terribly exciting or indeed original, but it was charming in it’s simplicity and endearing in it’s objective. This is certainly a book for those looking for pure escapism, where everything is sugary sweet and a happy ending is guaranteed. The characters were all very likable, although I’m not sure how true to life any of them were. In fairness, this short read is aimed to tug at your heartstrings and give you a warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy. This is Book One in the Men of Charlestown series. I enjoyed it and will certainly read the sequels.