‘My December Daddy (A Boy for All Seaons Novel)’ by Leta Blake #Audio #Review #LGBTQ #MMRomance #Holidays

Erryn reviews ‘My Decmeber Daddy’ by Leta Blake.  The book was published December 6, 2022 and is 410 pages.  The audio was narrated by John Solo and released on December 6, 2022 and is 12 hours & 27 minutes.  A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Why I listened to this: I loved Mr. Jingle Bells.

Matthew Angel is stuck. He’s 41 and spent his life denying who he is and what he truly wants—until he stumbles upon a unique offering at a specialty charity auction: a Christmas Daddy experience.

Erik Garner has given up on relationships. After his last boy left, he decided it’s better to skip the heartache and stick with casual, short-term contracts. His offer of an exclusive, one-night-only Christmas encounter is all he’s willing to give.

Matthew’s older than expected, but his shy smile and eager surrender charm Erik. What starts out as a business transaction quickly gives way to a wild, thrilling intensity neither expected.

One night isn’t enough.

Good thing there’s a blizzard on the way….

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My review:

I adore Leta Blake and when I saw she had a gay BDSM Santa Christmas romance, I jumped for joy.  This book did not disappoint.

I’ll start by talking about John Solo’s narration – he nailed this one.  With two older, mature, MCs, he had a lot to work with and he delivered a stellar performance.  Just perfect.

Now to the actual story.  OMG, could I relate to Matthew.  He’s lived under his parents’ shadow for years.  He didn’t want to disappoint them by coming out and by the time they passed, he sort of wondered if it was too late.

A missed flight had him checking out a BDSM auction and he’s struck by the photographs of a dominant Santa with a boy.  Now, Matthew’s way past that age, but he wants to be that boy.  Taking a chance, he drops an incredible amount at the charity auction – to have one night with a Santa Daddy.

Erik’s still reeling from the loss of his last boy – even though it happened a long time ago.  He’s not sure he’s ever going to put himself out there again.  Still, a good friend talks him into signing up for a charity auction.  He puts his minimum bid so high, he doesn’t expect anyone to meet it.

He’s wrong.

And that miscalculation gives him the best night of his life.  Or, make that a weekend, since – of course – there’s a snowstorm and the men are stranded together.  I love a good forced proximity novel.

Watching the relationship develop between the two men was touching – all the while I knew they lived in different cities with very different lives.  So they couldn’t get together at the end…right?  Except this is a romance.  I got my extra-satisfying ending.

I know I’ll never have Matthew’s luck and find love at my age, but I loved knowing an author was willing to acknowledge that older people deserve happy endings as well.  This appears to be the first in a loosely connected series and I sure hope there are more books to come.

My rating:

9.5/10 Pots of Gold (95% Recommended) – Compares to 4.75/5 Stars

Leta Blake

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Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

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