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New York Christmas

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  618 Ratings  ·  115 Reviews
Can a New York cop and a teacher find love in the city at Christmas?

It's been far too long since Christian Matthews has seen Daniel Bailey. In fact the last time they met was in college.

Seven years down the road, Chris is licking his wounds after being 'asked to leave' the private school where he was teaching. He has no job, no money, and has to rely on his friend Amelia
Published December 1st 2012 by Love Lane Books
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3.25 stars
My 'mistake' was that I immediately read the online free version (I had it with me before it was taken down due to the publication) before I read this one. I though this one would be a sequel; I didn't pay attention to the blurb that said that it was actually a "revised and re-expanded" version of New York Blue.

So when I started this, it threw me off a bit. I thought, "Hey, this was the same story!". Then I checked the blurb and realized that it WAS the same story. Not a good start for
Trisha Harrington
This was a really sweet story. It was short but I did not mind because everything was covered. Although I would love to see this couple again. I think they deserve to be brought to life again. R.J. Scott is a personal favourite author of mine, I love her work and have read quite a few things from her.

New York Christmas, is about Chris and Daniel. They met in college and kissed once. But Chris was older and graduated. Daniel had been a slut and did not believe he deserved Chris. So they had not s
I found this Christmas story delightful! Highly recommended for all M/M romantics looking for something short and sweet.
Oct 29, 2012 Candice rated it really liked it
This was a good story to start off my holiday reads. I really enjoyed this one, it just gives off the good feeling vibes. I also loved the cover.
Nov 17, 2013 Susan rated it liked it

3.5 stars

Well, there was something really charming about this book…

And his name is DANIEL. Sigh.

Look Christian, I know life has given you a sack o’ lemons. But you’ve got your old college crush all over you telling you everything you’d ever want to hear from a man. And he is a MAN…tall, NYPD, man of integrity, rich, kind, steadfast…and he WANTS you. So, get your head out of your woe-is-me bucket and grab on with both hands and don’t let go!

The story was surprisingly…angsty…for a short holiday re
Denise H.
Dec 21, 2015 Denise H. rated it it was amazing
***** College pals reunite, and can they reignite the passion? This is a sweet, charming, adorable, passionate, emotional, heartwarming, sexy, lovely M/M romance ! Wonderful Chris has just been let go at his teaching job, where he was set up by a former lover. He now works at his sister's bakery/café as a barista. Wealthy, big hunk Daniel is a cop - searches and finds Chris with the intention of getting together with him. Neither man has ever forgotten the other. Super hot sexy lovin', not expli ...more
Nov 09, 2014 Elsbeth rated it liked it
3,5 stars

A sweet New York Christmas story about Daniel and Chris. They met years ago at college. Chris being the tutor of Daniel.

Daniel has got his life back together, is a New York police officer but has not been able to forget Chris.

Maybe this time he will be worthy of Chris...


Nov 18, 2013 Christina rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This was ok. The two MC's definitely had chemistry going on but it was a little too sugary for my taste. Daniel seemed way to perfect. He said all the right things, which was completely unrealistic. He was radiating romance in every direction.

Let's not forget the insta-love factor.

I enjoyed Ame and there were several times that I did smile so I do not regret reading it. This just was not my cuppa.
Dec 01, 2012 qx rated it liked it
Shelves: have
I loved this story when I read it as it was posted online, so I was more than happy to find out that it had been "extensively re-written and only the ideas in it remain" and would be published in time for Christmas!

Except that... it doesn't really seem like there was much of a rewrite, just that a few new scenes from Daniel's POV were added to what was there before, maybe some other scenes cleaned up a bit. That's it.

Despite how much I loved it, the free online version still seemed incomplete an
Victoria  love books
Dec 04, 2015 Victoria love books rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, audio-mm
Overall book rating: 3.5 Stars
Audio book: Narrator - Sean Crisden 4 Stars
Book Cover: 4 Stats

Christian and Daniel met in collage and 7 years later Daniel went looking for Christian and they started to date. It was a sweet story but not enough detail.

Dec 04, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it
A sweet story and light reading for Yuletide. All about a love lost and found again, chances missed and new opportunities, with a feel good HEA, all in all very well written and entertaining. I also really liked the cover of the book!
Predictable and rushed. The whole altercation that wasn't with Daniel's parents annoyed me. If you're going to create a situation then see it through.
Dec 11, 2015 Heidi rated it really liked it
Sweet Christmas tale with low angst!
Serena Yates
Sep 01, 2012 Serena Yates rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay
This is a great Christmas story, from the slow build of a romantic relationship that is long overdue, through some very angsty territory, all the way to lives being threatened, and a perfectly adorable ending. And even though Christmas isn’t really at the heart of the story, Chris and Daniel's love is the focus, it is a perfect example of the Christmas spirit. Of course, the setting of New York in December and January may have something to do with it. Two of my favorite scenes ere the lighting o ...more
Dec 09, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

A nice story about two men who secretly wanted each other as college students who find each other again several years later.

I think I have loved every book I have read by this author. New York Christmas is no exception. It is a sweet story about second chances. Daniel and Chris are from entirely different worlds but they are perfect for each other. It takes a lot for both to overcome insecurities (and other issues) to finally get it right. When they do, it's perfect.

Another great story
Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Nov 30, 2012 Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!) rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, christmas-theme
It's so fluffy with a smidge of sexual tension I'm gonna die!

I do love friends to lovers or in this case former T.A & Student to lovers...this kind of prior relationship makes the story all the more gratifying (for me anyway).

These guys have a few things that they either need to over come or that comes between them that they need to maneuver around while trying to figure out how to make their relationship work. The do a fabulous job of it and I'm glad I was able to follow along with them.

Eli Easton
Nov 20, 2013 Eli Easton rated it it was amazing
While I'm waiting for the December Christmas stories, I'm reading past years holiday treats. I haven't read "New York Christmas" before, and I really like RJ Scott's writing. In sum: I loved it. Chris is endearing with his shy awkwardness and insecurities. Daniel is a hot, confident bi cop. It's a sweet, sentimental romance with a little heat and a significant HEA. Recommended.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
I would have given this one three stars if Chris hadn't been quite such a spineless wimp. He was willing to let lies and innuendo completely destroy his career. Not exactly the kind of rousing spirit one hopes to find in a hero.
Skye Blue
The love was fast. The pace was fast. The angst was fast. The book just spend on til the end.
It was an enjoyable story.
Nice quick holiday story.
Oct 29, 2012 Diane rated it it was amazing
Chris is currently working in a coffee/pastry shop, Daniel is a cop in New York.
When they last saw each other, Chris was a TA tutoring Daniel when he was in college. Daniel comes from a well to do background. While there was a bit of an attraction at the time, Daniel was "sowing his wild oats", while Chris wanted a relationship, and also believed he was too much of a geek for someone like Daniel.

Chris is surprised to see Daniel in the shop, and as usual, gets tongue tied with a good looking man.
Lena Polskaia
Dec 16, 2014 Lena Polskaia rated it really liked it
Chris est pauvre, gay, timide, un brillant littéraire et un enseignant passionné. Mais il se fait virer comme un malpropre de son poste d'enseignant dans un prestigieux lycée privé quand on découvre qu'il est gay. Déprimé, fauché, trahi par son amant de l'époque, il serait à la rue sans sa meilleure amie qui le loge et l'embauche temporairement dans son café. Et soudain, là, devant lui, Daniel ! Celui pour qui il a eu un terrible béguin quand il était à l'université en dernière année, et donnait ...more
Don Bradshaw
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire...

This was the perfect story to put me in the Christmas spirit as it evoked memories of watching the tree in Rockefeller Center being lit and the fun of being in the City at Christmastime. Chris Matthews are an very good teacher who's down on his luck because of a scandal at the school he taught at. He has no where to turn but to his good friend Amelia for a room to live in and a job in her coffee shop. Chris doesn't mind hustling muffi
4.5 Stars

Christian Matthews met Daniel Bailey when he was a senior in college and Daniel was a freshman. They both had a thing for each other but aside from a drunken, eggnog infused kiss (that was epic), nothing ever happened between them. Fast forward 10 years and Chris is picking up the pieces of his life. He lost his job as a teacher at a private school over a scandal for which Chris was blameless. Now he is back in NYC working and living over his best friend's coffee and muffin shop when no
Chris and Daniel met in college - Chris was Daniel's TA. After college, Chris ends up teaching at a posh school and then loses his job after he is outed. Daniel on the other hand, tries to work for his dad, but then decides he wants to be a cop. Daniel is a trust fund baby. The two reconnect, after Daniel tracks Chris down…to a coffee shop where he now works.

I think the whole story hinged on the reader feeling sorry for Chris. Unfortunately, Chris was shallow and full of self-pity, and I honestl
I have been eagerly waiting for this book. I LOVE RJ Scott and this one did not. Chris and Daniel have each had a crush on the other since college. Neither of them felt worthy of the other for very different reasons and as such they left college and each other behind without doing more than kissing. Fast Forward 11 or so years. Chris is reeling from loosing his beloved teaching job after a relationship with the wrong man causes a manufactured scandal. Daniel, now out a proud member of NYPD, is f ...more
Dec 24, 2012 Elspeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: mmr
This wasn’t a bad story, just not one of Scott’s best.
I felt that there was an outline given, and all that was written was filler between bullet points.
This was just one story out of many, just there, I would rather spend my time reading something better.
It disappointed me, I expected more form Scott.
Dec 11, 2012 Jacq rated it really liked it
Lovely story with a HEA YEAH,
Fernanda Parente
This book is really sweet. want a sequel lol
4.5 stars

This is a very sweet story about two men who reconnect after college and fall in love. Ten years ago, Christian Matthews tutored Daniel Bailey in English literature when he was a TA senior and Daniel was a freshman with little motivation. Chris and Daniel are complete opposites. Chris is nerdy, quiet, and introverted, while Daniel is loud, extroverted and extremely rich. When they cross paths years later, Daniel is more determined than ever to explore the feelings he always had for his
Oct 29, 2012 Joanne rated it it was amazing
Chris is having a bad time, sacked from his job at a private school and accused of inappropriate behaviour, he is serving coffee and muffins to make ends met. He's facing a miserable Christmas and into the coffee shop walks Daniel, his unforgettable (and unobtainable) college crush. Daniel is a New York cop and its turns out he's never forgotten Chris either. Daniel, it turns out, has been searching for Chris, he hadn't been able to forget him after one drunken night of kisses in college but the ...more
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