One kiss under the mistletoe destroyed a friendship. Will another Christmas kiss remake it into something better?
Eli hasn't been home since he left at eighteen with a heart aching from his best friend's rejection and his father's intolerance. But when his father reaches out, Eli figures it's time to make peace with his family. He doesn't expect to come face-to-face with Turner too -- or to learn that the straight friend he'd foolishly loved is actually bisexual -- but once the shock wears off, he knows exactly what he wants for Christmas.
Turner's life isn't everything he'd once planned, but he's happy to be the shoulder his loved ones lean on. They keep him busy, which is just as well since none of his dates have really clicked. He hasn't been able to connect with anyone the way he did with his former best friend. When Eli shows up for the holidays after years away, Turner doesn't know what hit him. But he knows one thing: This time, he wants to give Eli a reason to stay.
All I Want Is You is a holiday romance with friends to lovers and second-chance themes with an HEA.
Christelle's rating :
Yeah, a new author to me : I’m always thrilled to try. And I was not disappointed by this sweet friends-to-lovers / second-chance / Holiday-season MM romance.
Eli and Jackson have been friends forever but coming out for Eli has not been easy, neither at school, neither with his father. And at 18, after realizing that Jackson won’t return his feelings, he leaves.
Eight years later, he comes back home for the Christmas holidays : more than just a vacation, it’s about reconnecting with his father, healing from the wounds inflicted during his teenage years and wondering how to deal with his put-aside but nevertheless still vivid feelings for Jackson.
Two great characters, Eli standing up for himself even if it can bite him, Jackson caring for all the ones he cherishes, a sweet romance full of family, acceptance and forgiveness, with a good pace and a little bit of steam.
A nice read when in need of a warm and feel good Christmas romance.
ARC of “All I want is you” was generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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