Yuletide Treasure (Goddess-Blessed #3) by Eliot Grayson: Review by Lost in a Book
There’s not enough Yuletide spirit in the world to fix this holiday disaster…
Eben Sypeman’s world is falling apart. It’s two days before Yule and his business partner is dead, leaving behind empty accounts and looming bankruptcy. And if that isn’t bad enough, his patron goddess is irritated with him. It seems she’s tired of his tendency to mince words and avoid conflict. She’s insisting—quite forcefully—that he start being totally honest with everyone, including himself. Divinely enforced honesty couldn’t have come at a less opportune time, especially when his clerk’s tall, dark and distractingly handsome son enters the picture.
The last thing on Tim Pratchett’s mind is romance. All the former soldier wants is to fill in for his sick father at work and recover from his war wounds in peace. But there’s something about the grumpy Eben that confounds and entices him in equal measure. Their timing couldn’t be worse. They’re complete opposites. And yet…none of that matters when he’s with Eben.
But if Eben and Tim have any hope of finding their very own happily ever after, they’ll have to survive a dickens of a truth curse and the machinations of a trickster goddess—all while searching for enough yuletide treasure to save them all.
A joyous, relaxing Yule indeed. Bah, humbug.
This is an M/M romance with explicit scenes, a voyeuristic pagan goddess, and an odious nephew. Despite any other possible similarities to A Christmas Carol, there are neither ghosts nor geese, but readers can expect a happy ending and at least one use of the word “dickens.”
What is it about these goddess-blessed books by Eliot Grayson that have me totally enjoying them and actually liking a holiday romance for once? I really enjoy Grayson’s writing style and the way they write historical romance. I’ve reviewed the other goddess-blessed books in the series and I love that it’s completely acceptable for two men to marry in a historical romance. Obviously some creative liberties are at play here since we all know how backwards and cruel history was in its treatment of m/m love. But here it’s all rainbows and unicorns and sparkles and glitter if you’re goddess-blessed.
The blurb describes it well so I’m just gonna hop on over to Timothy and Eben. *dreamy sigh* They are adorable and left me feeling all warm, fuzzy, and practically singing Christmas carols out of my windows. (#dramatic) This book has a Christmas Carol-ish vibe and obvious character transformation that kept me hooked on the pages.
At this point I’m reading anything Grayson puts in front of me… even holiday books. *gasp* Who am I? Recommended.
Copy provided for honest review.