An Alisa Review: Let Your Heart Be Light by J.R. Lawrie

Rating:  4 stars out of 5


Dr. David Christmas has heard every joke in the book when it comes to his name. Weary of the festive season and from his long shifts in the emergency room, David is also tired of his lonely single life. His only hope for Christmas is a glimpse of the shy but gorgeous neighbour who lives above him.

Christmas-loving Julian has nurtured a crush on the grumpy man downstairs for years now. Still hurting from his ex-boyfriend’s cruelty, he hasn’t yet dared to say hello. When an injury on Christmas Eve puts Julian directly into David’s careful hands, a little healing might be on the way.




Up-and-coming comedian Zack Wynn splits his time between the stage and the London pizza restaurant where he works, until life hands him one hell of a Christmas present. Richard Garston is the handsome and clever older man of Zack’s dreams, but what exactly is it that Richard does?

Soon, Zack learns the truth: Richard’s classified role in the British government makes him a much bigger deal than he claimed.

Is Zack ready for the politics and power of Richard’s world?

And is Richard’s world ready for him?

These were a couple of nice stories.  I liked meeting Zack and Richard and then seeing them again another Christmas down the road.  David and Julian were both adorably awkward together.

I thought Zack was great, he is himself and doesn’t apologize and I loved that Richard saw that in him from the beginning and didn’t want him to change.  I love how he can turn Richard’s world around and Richard would just smile indulgently.  They are great together and it was nice seeing them both being part of each other’s lives and making it all work out.

I loved that Julian and David had both been admiring each other from afar.  A small accident brings them into each other’s focus even more and they are both so sweet and connect wonderfully.  They have a nice HFN but it looks promising for their future.

Cover art is cute and I like how it ties in both couples.

Sales Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

Book Details:

ebook, 199 pages

Published: December 13, 2019

Edition Language: English

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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