Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Review Tour: A Family For Christmas by Jay Northcote #Review #Giveaway

A Family For Christmas - Jay Northcote

Author: Jay Northcote

Cover Design: Garrett Leigh

Release: November 18

Length: 45,000 words

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Zac never had a family of his own, but Rudy has enough to share.

Shy, inexperienced Rudy has a crush on Zac from the moment his new colleague walks through the door. On an office night out before Christmas, Rudy finds the courage to make a move, and they form a tentative bond. When he discovers Zac will be alone at Christmas, he invites Zac to come home with him.

Zac prefers to keep people at arm’s length. Yet when Rudy offers him a family Christmas it’s impossible to resist. With no parents of his own, Zac is pleasantly surprised to be welcomed by Rudy’s. The only drawback is that everyone assumes they’re a couple. Unwilling to disappoint Rudy’s mum and make Christmas awkward, they decide not to deny it.

It’s not a chore for Zac to pose as Rudy’s boyfriend, but the pretence makes him want things that scare him—things like a real relationship with Rudy. Zac’s suffered enough rejection in his life already and is afraid to risk his heart. If he can get over his past rejection and let Rudy inside his armour, he might get more for Christmas than he ever imagined.


I adore these holiday books this time of year. They help get me in the spirit and they are like warm hugs on cold nights. A Family for Christmas is exactly what you think it is. It’s about two men; one who has an amazing family and a ton of love around him and another who is alone and never had that or anyone. When Rudy invites Zac home for Christmas after a night of drinking I knew this was going to be amazing.

It’s told in duel POV so it was truly awesome to see inside both of their heads. Zac I was most curious about because he seemed massively antisocial and I really wanted to know his story. With each tradition that Zac witnessed and all the emotion running through him; my heart melted. Rudy and his family were Zac’s Christmas miracle and for Rudy his was Zac. 

There’s so much love and happiness in this story you can’t help but feel blissfully happy by the time you finish. 

It’s not a long story fairly quick actually but there was a good amount of story and it flowed really well. This is a great book to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Author Bio

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.
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  1. Great review and I loooove Holiday reads <3 Jay is a great author!

    1. Yes the holiday reads are one of my favorite things about this time of year!

  2. Sadly no. I have never had a Christmas miracle.
    Jay, I love your books and I admire your courage to be who you want to be.

  3. Thanks for the great review! I look forward to reading this story.

    I have not had a Christmas miracle...other miracles, but not at Christmas.

  4. Thank you foe the great review! It sounds like a lovely holiday read.

    No Christmas miracles for me or any other miracles so far.