Christmas Carl by Alex Silver (Merry Exmas book 1)


Christmas Carl is a low angst, low steam, small town holiday romance featuring two ace men finding the right man for them,

From the blurb:


When my best friend suggests I get a fake holidate for a party, I laugh it off. There’s no way my nosy family would buy the lie, and I’ve been ghosted by too many Mr. Wrongs to have any faith in finding the right guy. But then I run into Nick—literally—and replacing my spilled cocoa turns into flirting and a promise to make all my romantic holiday dreams come true. But only for a week.


When my mom breaks her hip, I have to take a step back from my demanding career. I never expected her adorable boss to sweep me off my feet in a whirlwind fake Christmas romance, but I’m hooked from our first magical kiss. Every wonderful date with Carl has me questioning my life, and the love I’ve never given myself the chance to chase. Can the magic of Christmas turn a convenient lie into lasting love?

Christmas Carl is an M/M low-angst fake dating small town Christmas romance between two ace men with a holiday market meet cute. It’s the first book in the Merry Exmas duology, but both books can stand alone.

Heather's Review:

Sweet, light and filled with festive activities - Carl and Nick start out fake-dating for the holidays and with every passing holiday activity and sweet kiss, they grow closer together.  I love that Carl knows his limitations and expresses his wants - cudddles, intimacy but not casual sex...  and I love that Nick can discover that his own level of sexual need is normal and can be named...

Christmas Carl gives us small town, Hallmark-y vibes without being too over the top sweet and I love some of the twists with Nick's mom... If you're looking for a low-angst, low steam read for the holidays I definitely recommend checking out Christmas Carl.

Rating: 5 Stars

Christmas Carl is available in e-book and paperback formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.