It’s day three of the big giveaway already and today we’ve got Keira Andrews’ If Only In My Dreams. As ever, first the blurb:
To be home for Christmas, they must bridge the distance between them.
Charlie Yates is desperate. It’s almost Christmas and his flight home from college has been delayed. For days. Charlie promised his little sister Ava he’d be home for her first holiday season since going into remission from leukemia. Now he’s stuck on the opposite coast and someone else grabbed the last rental car. Someone he hasn’t even spoken to in four years. Someone who broke his heart.
Gavin Bloomberg’s childhood friendship with Charlie ended overnight after a day of stolen kisses. With years of resentment between them, they don’t want to be in the same room together, let alone a car. But for Ava’s sake, Gavin agrees to share the rental and drive across the country together.
As they face unexpected bumps along the road, can Charlie and Gavin pave the way to a future together?
Oh, I enjoyed this story so much! It was like a mince pie – sweet and fruity and nicely spiced. Warm and comforting but with a little kick. It was beautifully emotional and heartfelt… but also hot. I really like that about Keira Andrews’ writing – that she puts those two things – sweetness and heat – together and makes them work brilliantly.
The two characters are both very appealing but (predictably for me) I particularly loved the slightly more tormented Gave, and there was a nice bit of history between them that was revisited to great emotional effect – I do love a bit of angsty backstory.
The story has a wonderful festive feeling to it – there’s a snow-in (how MUCH do I love a snow-in!) and a reindeer-run (don’t ask, just read the book) and a snowball fight and ALL that stuff, so that by the time I finished the book, I just felt full of Christmas spirit.
In short, I heartily recommend it to you all.
If you haven’t read it, and you can bear to wait to wait two days to find out if you’ve won the giveaway, details on how to enter below. If you can’t wait, but have to read it now Now NOW, buy links are below. 🙂
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below saying who you would most like to have a snowball fight with. The winner will be announced 8pm GMT Saturday 5th December. Good luck! And remember to pop back tomorrow for the day 5 giveaway.
After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”
Amazon Author Page: http://author.to/KeiraAndrews
EDITED TO ADD – THE WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY IS JODI MARINICH – CONGRATULATIONS!