Mistletoe Kisses by Lee Blair


Lee Blair's Mistletoe Kisses brings a visitor to Dahlia Springs, one with a bigger connection to the town than anyone knows...

From the blurb:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…until you get laid off.

The fastest way to trigger my anxiety is losing my job at the holidays. Fortunately, I can always count on my platonic bestie to keep me grounded. Except our commiseration drinks lead to planning pre-Christmas vacays for each other, so instead of grounding me, my bestie sends me flying to Dahlia Springs, Oregon.

Did I mention we each have to complete a dare? Mine is to meet the side of my family who has no idea I exist.

On my first day in town, a hot sauce mishap gets my chestnuts roasting like they’re in an open fire. But Lucas, my server in shining armor, comes to my NSFW rescue. And instead of just handing me my bill and wishing me a happy holidays, he becomes my jingle bell rock while I try to work up the courage to tell my family who I really am.

Soon my gratitude turns into deeper feelings for Lucas, and I don’t want to imagine facing the new year without him.

But I have a life back home, and it would take a Christmas miracle to let me stay in Dahlia Springs.

Or maybe it would just take a dare.

Mistletoe Kisses is a low angst M/M romance full of small-town holiday cheer with a vacation romance, opposites attract, and forced proximity. It’s half of the Dare Me Christmas Duo, but each book is a standalone romance. If you’ve read other books in Lee’s Dahlia Springs universe, like 24 Dares of Christmas, you’ll recognize some beloved characters.

Heather's Review:

I love visiting Dahlia Springs, and with Mistletoe Kisses we get to meet Arlo as he gets the lay of the land and meets not only the family that doesn't know he exists, but also sweet and supportive Lucas, who learns his secret and helps him to interact with his new family as well as finding a spark...

This was a lovely holiday read combined with finding family, embracing change and a little forced proximity... I'm not sure they're entirely opposites, but either way they are soulmates... plus it was lovely to see some of the other characters from Dahlia Springs enjoying their holiday season.

I look forward to reading Keaton's story!

Rating: 5 Stars

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