“A Christmas Kiss” by Annabelle Jacobs

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Keeping secrets from your best friend isn’t right, but it’s easier than admitting you’ve fallen in love with him.

Sharing a late-night kiss with his best friend, Alex, is Riley’s dream come true. Waking up to discover Alex was too drunk to remember anything is more like a nightmare. Scared the truth could destroy their friendship, Riley keeps quiet and pretends nothing happened.

Alex can’t shake the feeling that he said or did something stupid on their group’s drunken weekend away—why else would Riley be avoiding him? Although the explanation he finally gets sounds plausible, Riley’s still acting strange, and trying to figure out why that is unearths emotions Alex has worked hard to bury.

Riley knows not telling Alex how he feels is probably selfish, but he wants one last normal Christmas before he has to come clean and face the potential fallout.

He should have known it wouldn’t be that easy.

 

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Sometimes you make stupid decisions when you’re drunk, other times you make brave decisions (bless you liquid courage) and then there are times when you make stupidly brave decisions. Riley has been desperately in love with his best friend for the better part of two years and he makes one of those…stupidly brave impulse decisions. He kisses his best friend. *tosses confetti* To his wonderful surprise, his bestie returns the affection with vigor. All of his dreams are coming true! Until….the next morning. He awakens to discover Alex doesn’t remember their big moment. *quickly scrapes confetti into the trash* He must go back, to where they were 24 hours ago. However, that’s easier said than done.

I always enjoy best friends that blossom into boyfriends. I love the stability of an existing bond that adds the heat factor and the unnerving risk that comes along with taking ‘that chance’. It’s exhilarating and Jacobs certainly delivers a nail-biting romance.

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Great friends can be so much fun. They are so comfortable with one another that all standard boundaries melt away…there are no rules. Riley, Alex and their circle of friends are fabulous and frisky. It’s becoming obvious to everyone except Alex that Riley has developed ‘more‘ feelings for Alex. He’s slowly fallen in love with his best friend. This only has one outcome; it’s either going to be amazing or atrocious. Ready to find out?

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Forbidden fruit comes in many disguises and if you ask me, best friends is one of the best. Alex fancied Riley and pushed his feelings away. Riley fancies Alex and pushes himself to the breaking point. Self cock blocking is the worst and they both are guilty. When one shot too many brings hormones to boiling, they fall over their feet trying to woe the other. Riley still has his head and cherishes each caress and every new intimate moment. And then the ground shatters beneath him the morning after when Alex reverts to their friend only status. How could he forget? Or more precisely, how can Riley forget? Simple, he can’t. What does this mean for them? It’s either all or awkward and I’ll give you a hint….it’s both. But you knew that already, didn’t you? You don’t need me to tell you…it’s a kiss worth remembering. Poor Alex.

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The frustrations of lack of communication. If only they had ‘that’ conversation before….they could have saved each other SO much grief. But, where is the fun in that?

bookisforIf you are a sucker for besties to boyfriends and love holiday stories, you won’t want to miss out on these smooches.

bookinfo

TITLE: A Christmas Kiss
AUTHOR: Annabelle Jacobs
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 145  pages
RELEASE DATE: November 18, 2016
BUY LINKS: Amazon, AmazonUK

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