Yours for the Holiday By DJ Jamison
Genre: Contemporary Romance, GLBTQ, MM
Released: November 20, 2017
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!
Reviewed by ButtonsMom2003
Two of my favorite romance tropes.
Enemies to lovers has recently become a favorite romance trope for me. Add in best friend’s little brother and this book doubled my pleasure.
I’ve been fan of DJ Jamison’s books since the first one I read, Catching Jaime. It’s hard to believe it was only a year and a half ago that I read that book. I’ve read every book she published after that and loved them. (I do still need to catch up on her earlier books.) Yours for the Holiday is a great new story.
Jason Hendricks had a pretty crappy childhood and his best friend’s family took him in. He’s always felt at home with Derek Wells and his family, spending many holiday and family gatherings with them. This year he is surprised to learn that he will be bunking with Derek’s little brother, Remy. Only Remy isn’t so little any more.
Jason and Remy had an adversarial relationship growing up. Jason and Derek teased Remy unmercifully, something that Jason now regrets. Now that Jason has come to terms with his bisexuality, he realizes that teasing Remy was his way of not having to deal with the attraction he felt for him but didn’t fully understand.
Yours for the Holiday has just the right amount of angst. Remy is coming off of a bad breakup and Jason agrees to have a holiday fling with him but soon realizes he doesn’t want to just be Remy’s rebound fling. Convincing Remy that what they have is more than that isn’t easy. There’s also the complication of keeping their relationship from Derek and the rest of the Wells family. Jason is a firefighter and he’s not sure he’s really ready to come out as bisexual to everyone at the fire station. Remy is an out gay man and he doesn’t like being Jason’s secret lover.
There’s a lot going on in this book and it’s a very satisfying, and sometimes complicated one. Derek has relationship problems, Jason still has problems with his family and Remy has to come to terms with his feelings for Jason. All of these things combine in a great story that isn’t a holiday fluff piece but definitely has an HEA for everyone. And, when Jason and Remy stop fighting and get together the sexy time is HOT!
DJ Jamison also writes some of the best epilogues I’ve ever read and the one for this story is perfect.
O Factor: Scorcher
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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