Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Blog Tour and Reviews~ A Family for Christmas by Jay Northcote

A Family For Christmas - Jay Northcote

Author: Jay Northcote

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

Release: November 18

Length: 45,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Zac never had a family of his own, but Rudy has enough to share.

Shy, inexperienced Rudy has a crush on Zac from the moment his new colleague walks through the door. On an office night out before Christmas, Rudy finds the courage to make a move, and they form a tentative bond. When he discovers Zac will be alone at Christmas, he invites Zac to come home with him.

Zac prefers to keep people at arm’s length. Yet when Rudy offers him a family Christmas it’s impossible to resist. With no parents of his own, Zac is pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Rudy’s. The only drawback is that everyone assumes they’re a couple. Unwilling to disappoint Rudy’s mum and make Christmas awkward, they decide not to deny it.

It’s not a chore for Zac to pose as Rudy’s boyfriend, but the pretence makes him want things that scare him—things like a real relationship with Rudy. Zac’s suffered enough rejection in his life already and is afraid to risk his heart. If he can get over his past rejection and let Rudy inside his armour, he might get more for Christmas than he ever imagined.

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This was a short, sweet little Christmas story full of Christmas spirits, food, fun, family, cats, and blowjobs. ((Nothing screams Christmas like BJ's!! :p))

Rudy is a super shy guy who has a crush on the new guy, Zac. Only Zac is a real hard guy to approach and read. He seems very closed off and immune to office interaction, especially of its personal business.

Rudy lucks out during a small office Christmas putting after work. He gets to sit next to Zac and drink tequila and they start opening up to each other a bit. One too many tequilas has Zac walking Rudy home. It turns out to be quote a funny misadventure. 

One thing leads to another and all of a sudden Zac has agreed to go home for the holiday to Rudy's family. 

What he thought was going to be awkward and nerve wracking ends up to be the best Christmas Zac has ever had. Having grown up without his own family, it's quite a new experience for him. Not only does he gain a boyfriend and an impromptu family, bit he also gains a kitten, Holly. 

There was a bit of time in the middle where the story kind of dragged for me, but all in all this was a sweet and happy Christmas story. I definitely recommend it to get you Into the spirit of the season :)


What a super sweet book!

Rudy is a super shy guy that has a massive crush on his new coworker, Zac. But because of his shyness, he hasn't got the nerve to talk to him. Rudy gets a liquid courage in him one night at an office gathering and makes his move. Unfortunately that liquid courage also has him doing things that I’m sure we have all done before. Zac walks Rudy home and ends up staying the night, but not in the way that you think. As they talk about Christmas in bed, Rudy finds out that Zac has nowhere to go and invites him home for the holidays with him. 

Zac has never had a family and he is very self conscious about it. He feels like people would look down on him if they really knew the truth. When Rudy asks him to go home with him for Christmas, he has no idea that not only will he be welcomed into a family that is absolutely amazing, but also ends up in great relationship and with a cat! 

I really enjoyed this book, even though there were a few slow spots. I would really like to see more of these two as their relationship moves forward. 

I give this book ****4**** super sweet stars!


Author Bio

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

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