His Perfect Christmas Gift by Ali Ryecart

 If Hallmark shot movies in the middle-of-nowhere England, they could easily adapt His Perfect Christmas Gift, probably quite seamlessly...

From the Blurb:

Can a Bad Boy be a Good Boy’s Perfect Christmas Gift?

Days before Christmas, and another bad choice forces Felix Hennessy to flee his hedonistic London life. When his plans to lay low at a luxury hotel are thwarted by a snowstorm, he’s forced to seek shelter in a tiny village pub. Being stranded in the middle of nowhere isn’t meant to be part of the picture but if he has to rough it for a few days, the cute young barman will help smooth things over. Then he can return to his real life in the city.

For Gabriel York, home is where the heart is. He’s determined to stay in the tight-knit village nestled deep in a rural valley — but it would be so much better with the right man by his side. Someone steadfast, someone to share his love of family and community. Someone to build a future with. Felix intrigues him like no other, but he’s a city boy through and through. When the snow melts, Felix will be gone — and he might just take Gabriel’s heart with him.

A sweet, low angst MM romance, overflowing with all the festive feels and flavours. A celebration of family, community, and two men finding in the other His Perfect Christmas Gift.

Heather's Review:

If you are looking for my recommendation for the sweetest, low angst, low steam read of the 2021 season so far, I'm going to point you directly at His Perfect Christmas Gift... this story flows from City boy with a questionable past, to waif and stray to almost a member of the community he has landed in...  and with the cutest country man by his side...

Typically I prefer my reads to have more heat and steam, but this one would have been ruined by more heat... This book flows well, has a beautiful message of holiday, worth and redemption and would truly make a wonderful Hallmark movie in the future - even the scenery that Ali Ryecart creates is perfect for the movie...  Plus you need to meet the Apple King :)

Rating: 4.5 Stars