Today’s the release blitz of D.J Jamison’s holiday romance Yours For the Holiday. If you enjoy rommances where a firefighter falls in love with his best friend’s little brother, you WANT to read this book. 😉
See this post for a giveaway & an excerpt. 🙂
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
I’m not always in the mood for a holiday story but D.J. Jamison is a solid writer for me and I know her books satisfy me deeply. This book was no exception and it warmed my heart pleasantly.
The story deals with Jason, in the book often called as JJ, and his best friend’s little brother, Remy, who he has a crush on since they are children – even if Jason isn’t open to anybody and is having a hate-love relationship with the younger guy.
I really loved the building up, the tension and the thrill in both realizing how much they care for each other. Surround mostly only over the holidays, with Jason kind of third son & beloved member of the family, it’s not a great basis for a relationship. Especially because everybody, including Remy, think, Jason is straight.
The bisexual topic is well displayed in the book, the insecurities there but not overly dramatic. There are some character not believing Jason first, when he opens, including Remy, but for me it was not because of the character’s malice more the surprise stroke them. In almost every scene I had a warm, pleasant feeling about the character and you really see the deep bond, the care for each other and the trust. At least in some parts, but in revealing who isn’t showing the utmost trust in a person I would spoil to much. Let’s say it’s part if the tension in the book but afterwards pretty understandable why this character thought this way. Still I had the most problems with this character if I’m honest.
Next to the warming connection between Jason and the Wells family there is Jason’s family as a counterpart. It’s heatrbreaking and so saddening how Jason has to deal with a lot of the troubles with his family on his own.
The book was in every kind a rollercoaster of emotions, I really loved the sparks between Jason and Remy. Both are hesitant in their building relationship, hiding it behind the “it’s just a fling”-cover where in fact both are head over heels for each other.
Remy is having hard times in first trusting Jason. Not only because of his childhood pranks and his behaviour, also thinking he is straight and for nothing in the world be interested in him. Also as being Derek’s little brother, who’s the best friend, is a total no-go for a future relationship – or so they thought. But another deal breaker is his break up with his cheating boyfriend and the reluctant confession that he is having deeper feelings for Jason.
The erotic scenes are on point, sometimes full of fun and laughter, banter, then steamy hot and sexy. But also full of emotions, especially at the end when the true feelings are revealing.
The book gets 5 out of 5 stars. A really nice, holiday themed books without being too heavy on the celebration side. The focus lies on the change from “enemies” to lovers, and it’s so amazing to see the deep feelings blossom & to get the nice, happy, cozy happy end. ❤
RELEASE BLITZ / REVIEW
Title: Yours For the Holidays
Author: D.J. Jamison
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017
Lenght: 50.000 words
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Fresh off a break-up, Remy is in no mood to share a room with his brother’s best friend during a holiday stay at home. Jason Hendricks has always treated him like a little brother to tease and taunt, all the more embarrassing because Remy has secretly crushed on the jerk since puberty. But when Jason confides he’s bisexual, Remy realizes the crush he loves to hate could be the perfect rebound.
Jason has always found Remy appealing. He didn’t handle his attraction well when he was younger, but now Remy’s a grown man and Jason’s no longer afraid of his feelings. Some playful flirtation sounds like a great way to spend Thanksgiving break, but he’s not prepared for Remy’s newfound sex appeal or his decision to make Jason his rebound fling. Jason doesn’t want to risk fallout with a family that’s always been there for him, but he’s not sure he can resist.
When the two part ways, they don’t plan to stay in touch, but soon they’re texting, trading sexy pictures and helping each other cope with family drama. Remy agrees to be his for the holiday, continuing their secret fling over Christmas, but Jason knows that won’t be enough. He’ll have to find the courage to be open and honest with his best friend — and the whole Wells family — if he wants a chance at love in the new year.
This approximately 50,000 word novel is a brother’s best friend, enemies to lovers romance that comes with a satisfying HEA!
“Hey,” Jason said quietly. The bed dipped as he sat down on the edge of the mattress. “You okay?”
“Oh, so you’re done avoiding me?” Remy said, hating the bitter edge to his words. He swallowed hard, trying to gain control over his emotions, so he didn’t make a fool of himself yet again.
“I’m sorry,” Jason said. He sounded sorry. Truly regretful.
Remy pushed up, struggling into a seated position against the headboard. If they were going to have this talk, he wanted to look Jason in the eye.
Swallowing hard, Remy forced out words that had been nagging at him all day. “I’m sorry too. I got carried away. I didn’t mean to pressure you—”
“God no, Remy,” Jason interrupted. “No, no. It wasn’t like that.”
Jason’s hand hovered in the air. Remy watched Jason hesitate before resting his big palm over Remy’s thigh. The blankets formed a barrier between them, but the point of contact burned as if he could feel the warmth spilling from Jason’s hand.
“Then I’m confused,” Remy said.
“I, uh, find you very sexy,” Jason said, voice tinged with embarrassment. It would be charming if it weren’t for the heavy topic of conversation. “But I need the Wells family. I don’t talk about my parents much, but—”
“I know it’s not great,” Remy said. “Dad filled me in on what happened last summer with your mom.”
“Yeah,” Jason said. “So, basically, I’m terrified of fucking everything up. If I go there with you, I might hurt you. And if your parents or Derek find out, I’m not sure what they’d do. It’s just … messy.”
“It doesn’t have to be,” Remy said. “It’s just some fun. No strings needed. And as for going there with me, don’t you think the cat’s already out of the bag? You’ve had your hand on my dick.”
Jason glanced at Remy’s crotch, unable to resist teasing him. “Cat’s out of the bag? And here I thought pussy only referred to—”
Remy slapped his hand over Jason’s mouth. “Don’t say it!”
Jason chuckled, his warm breath gusting over Remy’s palm. Remy shivered as their eyes locked and held. When the wet tip of Jason’s tongue licked a stripe over his hand, he couldn’t hold back a small moan.
“Fuck you, JJ,” he muttered, pulling his hand back. “If you’re going to say no, don’t fucking tease me.”
“I’m not saying no,” Jason said roughly. “I probably should, but I can’t say no to you again. Not one more fucking time.”
Author bio – D.J. Jamison
DJ Jamison is a contemporary M/M romance author with more than a dozen titles to her name. She writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual, with a focus on telling love stories that are more about common ground than lust at first sight. She grew up the literal embodiment of a red-headed stepchild in a working-class family in Kansas. Determined to build a successful career, she earned a degree in journalism and worked in newsrooms for more than ten years before pursuing her dream to write fiction. DJ is married with two sons, two glow-in-the-dark fish, and regrettably, one snake.
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