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The Christmas Leap (Festive Fakes) Kindle Edition
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Fake romance shouldn’t feel this real…
Will: I've never been with a man.
Sure, I've thought about it. Wondered. Daydreamed. Imagined. But I wasn't ready to take the leap.
I have a reputation as a "ladies' man." No one has any idea how curious I am about men—not even my openly bi best friend. Make that former best friend. Michael ghosted me, and I have no idea why.
Michael: The man I love is straight.
It hurt like hell when I had to distance myself from Will. I’ve tried desperately to grow up and get over him, but my carefully constructed life just fell apart—and Will rushes to my rescue.
Now we’re pretending to be a couple to impress his boss at a holiday retreat. We’re holding hands and hugging.
We’re sharing a bed.
And Will just kissed me.
Is my best friend falling in love with me after all?
The Christmas Leap by Keira Andrews is a Christmas romance featuring friends to lovers, bi awakening, first times, and of course a happy ending. This standalone novel takes place in the same universe as The Christmas Deal.
"Full of all the delightful goodness you expect from a Christmas book by Andrews, this friends-to-fake boyfriends, only one bed, bisexual awakening book hits all the right notes." ~ Elle Kay, Goodreads
★★★★★ "What a lovely Christmas story! I love my Christmas reads to be so sweet and squishy without any angst or turmoil to make the holiday sad. I'm pleased to report that Michael and Will fit the bill for what I was looking for!" ~ Emily, BookBub
"Another fun, feel-good, pretend-boyfriend caper from Keira Andrews." ~ Daniela, Goodreads
"This was a super sweet, low-angst, friends to lovers, bi-awakening story and perfect for when you need a little fluff and happiness in your life.... A slow burn romance, but once Will and Michael took the leap, their time together was hot and steamy." ~ kbelfiore481, BookBub
"Christmas comfort read at its finest!" ~ Heather K, Goodreads
★★★★★ "I love everything about this book. I really liked all the settings in the book. Will and Michael were both adorable and very likable. I loved the secondary characters as well. Definitely a few laughs. I thought their romance was sweet, hot and super sexy. I totally recommend this book." ~ Heather Rawlins, BookBub
"Feel good Christmas novel with fake boyfriends, secret crushes, low angst, high heat and bi-awakening between best friends who've been out of touch for a couple years.... A great Christmas HEA. Plus, if you've read The Christmas Deal, which I would recommend, the characters from that book make appearances in this one as well. Definitely recommend this sweet, holiday romance." ~ Catherine, Goodreads
"This story was a mix of Christmas cheer and warm spices and fuzzy feelings all wrapped into one big holiday package. It just feels so good to read it. Left me feeling light and happy, which is just perfect." ~ amatosky, BookBub
About the Author
- ASIN : B0BHL6X5X4
- Publisher : KA Books (November 10, 2022)
- Publication date : November 10, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 3480 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 242 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #210,366 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1,420 in Gay & Lesbian
- #1,836 in Holiday Romance (Kindle Store)
- #3,481 in Gay Fiction
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2022
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If you need to decompress from a stressful high angst book, read this book.
Swoony, lighthearted and spicy! Chef's kiss!
My first from this author and for sure not the last.
Micheal is having a terrible day and calls his best friend Will. He hasn’t talked to Will in two years but he is still his best friend. Micheal ghosted Will in hopes to stop being in love with him. (Surprise: it didn’t work) Micheal was hoping to be able to talk to Will until the tow truck arrived, he didn’t expect Will to come and pick him up.
Will misses Micheal so much so when Micheal calls he answers right away. Will can’t stand the thought of Micheal being stranded in the dark, on the side of a snowy road. He decides he needs to pick him up, and luckily Will is only 20 minutes away.
They end up at Will’s family work retreat and due to some confusion they are now pretending to date. Their friendship is adorable and their chemistry is off the charts. This book features a few tropes and they are all done really well. I will definitely be reading this book again.
I did receive a free ARC of this book but that did not influence my review.
I just want to say that I loved this story, but they weren't kidding about the slowburn. Man, I was dying for the first 60% of this book.
So we have Michael, a guy who is basically a pushover who found out right before Christmas that his boyfriend has wanted to break up with him for months. Hurt, he starts driving and breaks down on the side of the road. The first person he calls is his best friend that he ghosted two years ago, Will.
Will actually answers and goes to rescue him and brings him along to his company's holiday trip. This is the same company from The Christmas Deal. Will is still hurt about being ghosted but still cares for Michael. Will is also into guys but has not told anyone.
These two get even closer and fall in love even more.
Personally, I did not think that there was enough groveling from Michael but outside of that, they were perfect for each other.
Greg Boudreaux did an awesome job with the accent of Will, and I enjoyed the narration a lot.
I love everything Keira Andrews has written, and The Christmas Leap is a lovely addition to her universe of M/M HEA romance. Spoiler (?): not only do we get to see what's new with characters from The Christmas Deal, but Cody and Liam from Andrews's Australian lifeguard series make an appearance as well!
I can't wait for Connor's story that Andrews teases in the epilogue!
I loved this story. It was romantic and sexy and full of heart. I highly recommend, and it’s perfect for the holiday season. Don’t hesitate, buy it now and enjoy!!
Thanks to the author 🙏🏻🙏🏻🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
Top reviews from other countries
There's slso a cool guest appearance from Logan & Cody, the Aussie lifeguards, which I very much appreciated.
Essentially at heart this book combines a best friends to lovers romance with a fake boyfriend one and dies it well.
Michael and Will have some things to work through, but it's clear from as soon as they reconnect that there's true emotion in both sides.
It was fun being along for the ride as Will worked out his bisexuality and possible demisexuality while he snd Michael played at dating on a work trip.
I'll also delighted to read that we'll be back I'm this setting for next Christmas' release too with Logan's stepson Connor.
I loved both Michael and Will right from the start, and their friendly banter and whatnot translated into fabulous chemistry. I'm so happy they have a wonderfully happy ending!
This book was sweet and steamy and just perfect for Christmas. I also loved seeing more of Seth and Logan, and some characters from other books made cameos too! Matt playing matchmaker again was great, as was seeing Angela's family. It was an engaging story from start to finish.
10/10, would recommend!