The Geek Who Saved Christmas by Annabeth Albert

Do you need a full-length Christmas treat featuring a grumpy/sunshine storyline?  Even if you thought you didn't, you may want to check out Annabeth Albert's The Geek Who Saved Christmas...
From the Blurb:

His grumpy neighbor needs some holiday sunshine…
Gideon Holiday is the perfect neighbor. Need a cup of sugar? Spare folding chair? Extra batteries? He’s always ready to help. And he’s waited years for his hot, grumpy, silver fox neighbor, Paul, to need him. For anything. But this December, Gideon would be happy if he could just get the Scrooge-like Paul on board with the neighborhood holiday lights fundraiser.

Paul Frost has no intention of decking his halls or blazing any Yule logs. Even if his spunky bowtie-clad neighbor does look perfect for unwrapping, Paul would prefer to hide away until December is done. But when his beloved younger brother announces an unexpected visit, Paul needs all the trimmings for a festive homecoming—and fast.

Luckily, Gideon is there with a color-coded plan to save Christmas. Soon Paul’s hanging lights, trimming trees, and rolling out cookies. And steaming up his new flannel sheets with Gideon. How did that happen?

It’ll take some winter magic to preserve their happiness and keep these rival neighbors together longer than one holiday season.

The Geek Who Saved Christmas is a low-angst m/m holiday romance with a guaranteed happy ending. This grumpy/sunshine, neighbors-to-lovers, found family tale features two heroes in their forties figuring out that maybe their sexily-ever-after was right next door the whole time. It stands alone and is not connected to any of the author’s other universes. However, it does contain a heaping helping of the same emotions and steamy moments readers have come to expect!

Heather's Review:

Annabeth Albert delivered exactly what she said she was going to - a low angst m/m holiday romance featuring grumpy/sunshine, neighbours-to-lovers with mature characters who find their HEA over holiday decorating...   

The Geek Who Saved Christmas was just steamy enough and just emotional enough to be a fun and worthwhile holiday read.  I enjoyed the characters, the world building and the neighbourhood app notifications... and I think you will too!

Rating: 4 Stars