Once Upon a Christmas House by A.D. Ellis


What's better than getting a chance to get together with the man you've had a crush on for years?  Doing it to win $500,000 in a made for TV contest where you need to make your fake relationship seem real ... and steamy... in Once Upon A Christmas House

From the blurb:

Ivyrson is the quintessential Scrooge when it comes to anything having to do with the holidays. However, the chance to win a hefty chunk of money and free repairs on his old home is enough to entice the man to take part in a holiday-themed reality game.

Emory has had a crush on his older brother’s best friend for years. When the chance to help Ivy possibly win a reality game comes along, Emory doesn’t hesitate. After all, that’s what friends are for.

The two men have known each other forever, but living together and pretending to be a couple means getting to know each other on a whole new level. Can they convince the viewing audience their fake relationship deserves to win the grand prize? Or will Ivy and Emory get swept up in the holiday magic and find themselves falling in love for real?

Once Upon A Christmas House is a steamy, forced-proximity, fake relationship, M/M Christmas romance between a grumpy Scrooge and his best friend’s cheery little brother.

Heather's Review:

Once Upon A Christmas House was a quick and steamy holiday read that packed a lot of story and character development into one house!  This book gives us a brother's best friend, fake relationship, long time crush, forced proximity, grumpy/sunshine story between a man who has long stopped celebrating Christmas and the sweet younger man who wants to bring Christmas Joy to the man he's crushed on for years...

While not a true age-gap, there are seven years separating Ivy and Emory and that does play into the story just a bit, along with some mysterious goings on in the house, the camera crew and of course the challenges set by viewers...

This book was a fun read and one that will definitely get you thinking holiday spirit!

Rating: 4.5 Stars 

Once Upon A Christmas House is available in both paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.