on December 2, 2017
Genres: Romance, Holiday, Christmas, Contemporary
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Hiring a boyfriend for Christmas; what could possibly go wrong?
Derek is facing yet another Christmas where his life feels out of control. He has a new career that doesn’t feel like his, and parents who would just love to see him settled down. All he needs is a temporary buffer for the parties he has to attend, and for his parents to leave him alone. Enter, Luke.
Luke is twenty-thousand dollars short for the renovations on Halligans; his family’s bar in New York’s Financial District. A favor for a buddy has him agreeing to play the part of boyfriend to a guy with more money than sense.
But when the spirit of Christmas works its magic on the two men, and they begin to fall for each other, Derek runs scared, and Luke needs space.
It doesn’t matter what obstacles you throw in the way of love, or how much you run in the other direction, because, when you’re least expecting it, whether you want it or not, love happens anyway.
I feel for this book right away! While it is not the most convenient way of falling in love, what really is? Love Happens Anyways is a feel-good story and it’s short, sweet, and to the point.
Derek needed to hire a boyfriend for the holidays and in walks Luke. Just reading the first time they met I feel the chemistry between them. You can tell when it’s a really book by a really good author when you can litteraly feel the characters feeling as if they are your own.
Love Happens Anyways was a great length for a novel and completely nailed the plot points that the author was trying to achieve. By the time the book came to a close, I was extremely satisfied by the way things finished up.
While I was reading there good emotions and sad emotions. But, I feel amazing when I finished the book and the ending was perfect (no spoilers from me!). For me I get that feeling when I have read other books by R.J. Scott.
Overall if you enjoy holiday stories, LGBT+ books, and romance Love Happens Anyways is the book for you. It is fast and easy to read when really relatable characters. Plus it was a Christmas. So I figured why not post the review now sort of like a Christmas in July sort of thing.