A Stella Review: Model Christmas by Jaime Samms

RATING 3 out of 5 stars

Sebastian’s ideal Christmas looks nothing like his picture-perfect childhood experiences, but neither should it be spent wandering the cold streets alone and homeless.

Cody has no time for the holidays if he wants to eat. He needs a new model for his next commission–and he needs him now.

Seb can’t go home and Cody’s model took his pay and left. Both men are in dire straits, so when they meet over soup-kitchen chili they each see the answer to their problems in the other.

They never expected more than a means to an end, but now, that perfect Christmas might be as simple as seeing what’s right in front of them.

Although this is a second edition, it was clear to me Model Christmas was one of the first stories released by Jaime Samms, I say this as a compliment, I read some of her titles and they were all so much better. Still this holiday story was a pleasure to read, maybe just a little too short to be better delivered, I don’t know. What I do know there was a feeling of melancholy and defeat in some scenes I didn’t like, choices made by Terry (a second character we actually didn’t meet) and Cody that left a sour taste in my mouth.

I knew nothing about Cody and quite enough about Sebastian. I definitely preferred the ending part and would have so loved to have a little epilogue just to see what the two young men were able to become as individuals and as a couple.

Overall Model Christmas was an interesting reading, I love the author so much and I hope she will release new titles in the future.

The cover art is awesome, it’s eye catching and I love it a lot.



Kindle Edition, 40 pages

Published December 6th 2019 by Jaime Samms (first published December 11th 2010)


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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