RATING 4,5 out of 5 stars
There’s not enough Yuletide spirit in the world to fix this holiday disaster…
Eben Sypeman’s world is falling apart. It’s two days before Yule and his business partner is dead, leaving behind empty accounts and looming bankruptcy. And if that isn’t bad enough, his patron goddess is irritated with him. It seems she’s tired of his tendency to mince words and avoid conflict. She’s insisting—quite forcefully—that he start being totally honest with everyone, including himself. Divinely enforced honesty couldn’t have come at a less opportune time, especially when his clerk’s tall, dark and distractingly handsome son enters the picture.
The last thing on Tim Pratchett’s mind is romance. All the former soldier wants is to fill in for his sick father at work and recover from his war wounds in peace. But there’s something about the grumpy Eben that confounds and entices him in equal measure. Their timing couldn’t be worse. They’re complete opposites. And yet…none of that matters when he’s with Eben.
But if Eben and Tim have any hope of finding their very own happily ever after, they’ll have to survive a dickens of a truth curse and the machinations of a trickster goddess—all while searching for enough yuletide treasure to save them all.
A joyous, relaxing Yule indeed. Bah, humbug.
This is an M/M romance with explicit scenes, a voyeuristic pagan goddess, and an odious nephew. Despite any other possible similarities to A Christmas Carol, there are neither ghosts nor geese, but readers can expect a happy ending and at least one use of the word “dickens.”
In the last year I became a fan of Eliot Grayson and each time I get a new release I am over the moon. Yuletide Treasure is the third installment in the Goddess-Blessed series and it’s probably my favorite story simple cause I fell deeply for the characters from the beginning. And my love for them didn’t lessen through the reading, on the contrary. Eben and Tim were adorable together and so brave, they were both going through some unpleasant times and their meeting, so unexpected and unwelcome and maybe a little forced too, happened at the right moment, when Eben needed to be honest and open to himself and not only. Sure, his goddess had to intrude just a tiny bit, but the results were amazing. His inability to lie will lead Eben to be so different and true with his clerk Bob and his sexy son, Tim. And together they had to understand what happened to his money and avoid bankruptcy. When his goddess showed his and Bob’s family future, Eben absolutely needs to solve the mystery. And maybe find love too.
I feel to recommend Yuletide Treasure, it works great as a standalone too, so if you need just a holiday story, treat yourself with this delight. I can’t wait for more by this author.
The cover art by Fiona Jayde is simple and lovely, it also fits the plot.