Book Reviews

Model Christmas by Jaime Samms

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-December-2019

Book Blurb

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


Book Review

Christmas is usually a time for family gatherings, and even though Sebastian has had plenty of those growing up, they were lacking the warmth he looks for in his “ideal Christmas”. Cody simply has no time to rest if he wants to eat – starving artists do not get the luxury of time off. Both men have not had an easy time of it lately, and I was definitely hoping for a bit of Christmas magic to make this story end better than it started.

Sebastian has decided to break away from home and make it on his own, but the reasons are not what you might expect. The truth only emerges slowly, and I could totally see why he had to go and never come back. He finds out that surviving on his own is not easy, but he never gives up.

Cody is an artist who has recently found a new way to make money, but it will take some more time for him to be paid. Plus the man he used as a model has left, so when good-looking Sebastian comes along, Cody wants him as a model. But Sebastian hesitates to do anything that requires him taking off his clothes, so Cody will need patience and time to convince him.

If you like stories that go from bad to much better, if two men who struggle finding a way out of their misery is your thing, and if you’re looking for a sweet Christmas story with a touch of secrecy, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story
Heat Level
Publication Date 06-December-2019
Price $0.99 ebook
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