Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Random Review: Christmas Riches by H.L. Day #Review #Giveaway

Title: Christmas Riches
Author: H.L. Day
Publication Date: November 15, 2019
Length: 142 pages

Reviewed by Truus


Opposites might attract. But does that include age?

Christmas comes early for Aiden Malone in the form of a seductive blue-eyed stranger down on his knees. But a shock revelation about his new 'friend' has him running for the hills and cursing his stupidity before the night is out.

Tom's not prepared to give up that easily. He may be rich, where Aiden's poor. Innocent in a way that Aiden isn't. And on the wrong side of twenty. But he's old enough to know what he wants. And that's Aiden. He just needs to persuade the older man to look past his hang-ups about age and wealth.

Lust and prejudice pull Aiden in opposite directions, severely testing his willpower. As Tom's layers begin to peel away, Aiden discovers the younger man's life of privilege may not be all it seems. If Aiden gives in, they could have the sweetest Christmas that either of them has ever tasted.

But Tom's about to shatter their joy with a surprise announcement. Decisions need to be made on both sides. It’s down to Aiden, though, to stay strong and decide whose happiness is more important. His? Or Tom's? Because they can’t have it both ways.

It's possible their relationship won't even last as long as it takes for the snow to melt.


This was a tremendously well written story, with a lot of feelings, at times quite heartbreaking but oh my, I loved it so hard.

It started with a quickie in a stall and that ended as a disillusion. Tom was way too gorgeous and way too young! Above this, Tom comes from money. Bummer, because he was all Aiden could wish for.

After being pushed away, Tom doesn’t stop approaching Aiden and Aiden had so much trouble resisting him. How can you resist a gorgeous persistent guy who loves and gives himself freely?
With an age gap of thirteen years, you should think you know who is the mature one? Yeah? Wrong! Tom has a disarming view of what they could have.

He is awfully vulnerable, every time he speaks and reveals parts of his life, my heart shattered. That beautiful sweet, creative boy, I wanted to squeeze him. And there was Aiden, a sweet stubborn, unconditionally loving guy, he loved so much, he put himself as second in life.

Without giving the story away I can tell you there are some unexpected events with so many feelings, I cried my eyes out. My heart broke in pieces but thank goodness it mended, I had thick goosebumps. I read some parts again and again and still had the same bodily reaction. For me, it was an overwhelming story. Beautifully developed, well balanced, ditto with the characters they were well developed with great consistency. I loved that everything outside the two of them was just a grey noise. It was about Tom and Aiden without suffocating feelings. Together they were fireworks!


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