The Best Gift

I wanted to hold this man forever, felt the longing for it in my bones.

Eli Easton
The Best Gift


Publisher’s Synopsis:
With help from a Christmas miracle, two bruised hearts find joy again.

Greg Cabot is the third generation to run Cabot’s Christmas Wonderland and tree farm in rural Vermont. But this year will be his last. Since the death of his son, Sam, in Afghanistan, Greg no longer has the heart to run a business based on holiday cheer. When he picks up a hitchhiking soldier on a snowy night, he finds the help he needs to get his farm through the holidays—and maybe much more.

Sergeant Robbie Sparks doesn’t have much to be thankful for this holiday season. Badly wounded in Afghanistan, he’s spent most of the past year in recovery and was discharged after ten years of service. When fate lands him at Cabot’s tree farm, he feels like he’s fallen into a snow globe reality. Friendly people, gorgeous trees, lots of Christmas kitsch… and Greg Cabot.

Greg believes he’s too heartbroken for romance, but those we love never truly leave us. A little nudge from heaven may help build a bridge for these two men trying to heal. If only they are willing to take that first step.

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Greg & Robbie.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I was going to take a little break from my holiday reads…then I spotted this sitting in my KU queue and I couldn’t leave it be.

So, so glad that I read it. I really loved this story. Not just from the holiday aspect – it’s set at a Christmas Tree farm! – but from the emotional tale that Easton shares. Greg and Robbie are both hurt and trying to find a way to go on despite all the losses. Slow burn, age gap, hurt/comfort – all set in a winter wonderland that eventually brings closure and peace to both men.

About the author:
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has published over 30 gay romances.

Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story.  She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time.  She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.

You can connect with Eli Easton here:

My Favorite Quotes

Doing the right thing may feel hard at the time. But, believe me, it costs way less in the long run. – The Best Gift by @EliEaston #MM #Romance #Holiday #Christmas #AgeGap #KindleUnlimited

Being this close to him got my blood pumping and shot more adrenaline through me than I’d felt in a war zone. – The Best Gift by @EliEaston #MM #Romance #Holiday #Christmas #AgeGap #KindleUnlimited

I loved it back here. It was like Santa’s private forest. Or a baby nursery for Christmas. – The Best Gift by @EliEaston #MM #Romance #Holiday #Christmas #AgeGap #KindleUnlimited

The whole scene was so Disney romantic, with the wildlife and gurgling brook, it suddenly seemed absurd. I burst out laughing and Robbie followed.  – The Best Gift by @EliEaston #MM #Romance #Holiday #Christmas #AgeGap #KindleUnlimited

I wanted to hold this man forever, felt the longing for it in my bones.  – The Best Gift by @EliEaston #MM #Romance #Holiday #Christmas #AgeGap #KindleUnlimited

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