Tracy reviews The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott. Published November 24th 2012 by Love Lane Books (first published January 1st 2010) 73 pages.
This a special review for my favourite Christmas book. 😉
Why I read this book: I love Christmas books and I read a lot of books by this author.
Christmas is a time for giving – what do you do when no one gives a damn?
For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go.
Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.
Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?
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First published December 2010
10/10 Pots of Gold
I love to read books by R.J. Scott. I always get what I’m looking for. The Christmas Throwaway for me is the best book she has published.
The book cover fits the story perfectly. The name of the book couldn’t be any other. Zach is a throwaway and it is Christmas time.
The storyline is a hard one to read, as a mother myself I don’t understand parents throwing their child out of the house just because they are Gay. I know it happens all over the world, I just find it so wrong. The author wrote this story beautifully. Zach was so lucky to be alive and even luckier to be found by a young cop with a big heart. As I was reading I was praying that the young cop was a good guy and wasn’t going to hurt Zach more.
Ben takes Zach home to his mom, where he finds himself in a home like the one he should of grown up in. I was crying as I read about the abuse and hatefulness in this child’s life. I wanted to wrap Zach in my arms and give him a hug. Both characters are different but they both grow through out the book. I grew to love both of them.
For a Christmas story we got much more than just Christmas. The book spans out over a couple of years as Zach grows from a child to a man and eventually a happy ever after.
I read a lot of books and just love a good Christmas story. The Christmas Throwaway is by far the best seasonal book I have ever read. Praise go to the author for taking a very touchy storyline and making it into something so beautiful.
Overall a truly fantastic book that I can read again and again.
R.J. Scott: Writing MM Romance with a Happy Ever After…
I am in awe that people read my writing and thank you all for taking the time to read, rate and review. Rj xxxxx
About me…I live in the UK just outside London. I love reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, my first real love will always be the world of romance. My goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.
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