Let Your Hearts Be Light by Fae Quin

Kicking off the new year with something adorable sweet in Let Your Hearts Be Light.

From the blurb:

A stranger is just someone you haven’t been forced to spend Christmas with yet.

Baxter: As a 42-year-old single father the last thing I expected before Christmas was for my daughter to sign me up for a community matchmaking event. The Christmas Buddies program becomes a challenge I can’t wait to overcome when I realize the man that has been assigned as my buddy for the holiday season is none other than Paxton Montgomery. He’s massive, grumpy, incredibly gorgeous (in a lumber jack kinda way), and also—weirdly enough—the only person in town who doesn’t like me. Can I change Paxton’s tune by the end of the holiday season? Or am I destined to spend yet another Christmas craving companionship and someone to hold my head up before I drown in the stress of my broken bakery?

Paxton: I’m not a people person. I know this about myself and I am at peace with it. The only exception I have is my son. He’s the most important person in the entire world to me. So I had no choice but to go along with his scheme as he rigs the Christmas Buddy drawing so we can spend the holiday season with the girl he’s had a crush on since junior high. The only catch: her father is a crucial part of the bargain. Can I survive the holiday season with sunshine golden boy Baxter bombarding me with his jokes and his too-bright smiles? Or will I succumb to my dark desires and strangle the grin right off his too-pretty face?

Let Your Heart Be Light! Is a standalone slow burn Holiday MM romance with high heat, a HEA, and no cliffhangers. It features a relationship between two adorable single fathers as they navigate the Holiday season. Together they’re warm, young, and tooth-achingly sweet. If you like funny stories with too many dad jokes, Christmas magic, grumpy x sunshine, and lots of steam then read on!

Jacquie's Review:

I'd seen this about on Facebook and decided to borrow it from KU and am so glad I did. Let You Hearts Be Light was perfect for setting the tone for the year to come. It was sweet, steamy, and funny.

For me, the book was a quick read because I just enjoyed it so much I didn't want to put it down. I adored both the main characters. I'm a sucker for the grumpy/sunshine trope anyway, so Paxton was an immediate like. Baxter, though, hit me in the feels. I just got him. Always putting on a brave face when there are so many struggles behind the scenes.

There were a couple of quotes I highlighted that I'll share:
Why was he cute? Why? Fucking. Fucking fuck. - Paxton

Oh god, who was I kidding? I would roll over and play dead if Paxton Montgomery told me to. - Baxter
And this one, my favorite:
I just hugged him with my other arm, slinging my two kids together till we were smooshed up in a sweaty, warm hug. - Paxton

Blended families, when they are done well, like in this book, just really hit the right spot. Love them.
Rating: 5 Stars

Let Your Hearts Be Light is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, hardback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.