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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott

The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Full Length (166 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Masturbation
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Reviewed by Edelweiss

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?

Love can be found in the most unexpected places and at the most inopportune times, but it cannot be denied...not even for a Christmas Throwaway. The sweet, tender, budding romance between two unlikely men developed for over a year and grew to be a thing of true beauty.

Zachary Weston's story of neglect and rejection was amazingly poignant. The emotions evoked from hearing about his past were real and intense as the story progressed. Ben Hamilton, the hero of this tale, set a great example by almost literally giving the shirt off his back for the distressed youth. Both find that they share an interest in each other but realize that their relationship cannot begin until Zach's heart is healed and life is settled. It was nice to read about a couple who put their emotional needs ahead of their sexual needs in order to ensure the longevity of their future together.

The sexual tension mounted as the two men got to know each other better and learned how much they needed each other. There is an age barrier when the men first meet each other but as both mature the romance became inevitable. When the right time arrived, the lovemaking between these two men was perfectly written. There were sweet words, loving expressions, and seriously passionate encounters.

The editing was clean with very few spelling and grammatical errors. The words flowed almost effortlessly from page to page and the plot was well paced from beginning to end.

This book left me wishing I could be there to see Ben and Zach's happily ever after, and I was impressed by the unique way the author ended the story. The Christmas Throwaway was a charming tale about love's way of healing the soul. I happily recommend reading this book and this author.

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