- 12 Disasters of Christmas: Manx Cat Guardians
Brad has never had a proper Christmas in his entire life. And for the first time, he has the opportunity to have a Christmas he has only ever dared to dream about. Christmas with someone who loves him regardless of his scars and his past, his soulmate, Martin.
Yet fate seems to want to interfere when he finds himself up to his ears with party arrangements. A party planned for Christmas Eve he was conned into sorting by his artful dodger of a fiancé, with only twelve days to carry it off.
Brad finds out what the true meaning of Christmas is when he enlists the help of his ever-growing band of merry men, Joe, Greg, and Nick. And so his personal “fight club” is established.
But unbeknownst to Brad, his friends are keeping secrets about Princess, his little black Manx guardian cat, and Max, Joe and Aaden’s large white cat. With all the secrets, will they be able to avoid disaster? Especially when they all want to put in their pennies worth of advice while trying not to let the cat out of the bag, or should that be “witch”?
What could possibly go wrong?
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Everyone is Queer
Word Count: 81,000
Setting: Isle of Man
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
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Brad chewed his lips. The panic swirled in his jumpy stomach as his frantic eyes checked and rechecked everything was in its designated place. Why the hell did I agree to this again? Twelve months ago was I running around like a headless chicken, trying to arrange a party for people I don’t really know?
No, I fucking wasn’t.
No, he’d been quite happily ensconced in his office working on his IT projects, eating crap, and listening to Christmas music while Princess kept him company.
The bell chimed twice, breaking his quiet internal meltdown. To Brad, the noise sounded like it was spelling out his doom. The tiny inner critic that had been berating him told him to stop whining like a big baby. Explaining in a voice that sounded far too much like Martin’s, that twelve months ago, he’d been lonely, barely existing in the real world. A world that was colourless and as bland as a bowl of old porridge.
The pale wintery sun filtering through the windows caught his attention when the light reflected off the sparkling coloured Christmas lights that hung around the kitchen. It reminded him of the brightness that now completed his life. A life filled with laughter, friendship, and, more importantly, love.
Brad sighed loudly, knowing he wouldn’t change a thing. Though it didn’t mean he had to like it or that he’d been conned into this party.
No siree, it doesn’t mean that at all.
His lips pursed as he glanced at the hallway, praying he would keep it together and not kill Martin before he got to the fun part of the evening when everyone left.
He wiped his hands down his grey trousers, hoping it didn’t leave a sweaty mark. Pasting a smile on his face, he prayed it looked genuine. He walked out into the hall. He winced with each step. As he strode forward, his arse had him wanting to groan, but whether that was in pleasure or despair, he couldn’t quite decide.
He silently cursed Martin and his sexy fucking ways. This was all his fault. How he had fallen for it, he’d never know. Didn’t he know better than to agree to anything when Martin was driving him wild?
Yes, of course I do!
But did that stop him from agreeing to this madness? Nope.
This was one fantastic, engaging, snarky, sexy, hilariously funny, bittersweet, emotionally charged, powerful, grab-you-by-the-feels, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, fascinating, and awesome story. I absolutely LOVED seeing the couples from Books 2, 3, and 4, and watching them come together for the true meaning of Christmas made me smile. It's not all sweetness and light though because of the secrets, betrayal, meddling, impossible choices, danger, madness, mystery, magic, and mayhem. I was hooked from beginning to end, and read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. It's not necessary, but I would recommend reading the first four books in this intriguing series.