The Christmas Proposition
It's Christmas in Epiphany, Pennsylvania—the busiest time of year for Mel Halner. But running the family Christmas tree farm has worn down his love for the happiest season of all, and lately Mel's been wondering what if he'd said yes to a ticket out of town with millionaire Bryce Campion three years ago.
Bryce isn't used to people saying no to him, and he can't forget Mel...more
Melchior Halner is SOOOOO neurotic. He lives in the small town of Epiphany, Pennsylvania, and he runs his family tree farm. The best thing that has happened to Mel was a short affair with Bryce Campion a couple of years before. Bryce owns the mining company that has been working in town, and was for all intents and purposes sex on legs....Filthy, delicious sex....And Mel liked him A LOT, ...more
While we don't get the Meet-Cute for these guys as part of the story, I still felt like this was a complete and heart-warming Holiday story. Heck, the Christmas setting was almost incidental...because this was about second (or third) chances to go after what you want, and about pulling together to make something wonderful happen for the special people in your life. I loved how real the characters felt. Bal didn't move back to take over the farm and Cas is a recovering addict...who is a ...more
1. Attic sex is hot. And that's not a euphemism.
2. Christmas trees are meant to be enjoyed at all hours of the day, and from all sorts of angles.
3. Buying your significant other a Range Rover should not be considered an engagement ring, but it's still a pretty bad ass move.
4. Like a good Boy Scout, one should always be prepared - with at least lube and a chain. Not necessarily to be used at the same time.
4.5 stars out of 5. Loved this short st ...more
Melchior Halner is stuck running the family’s Christmas tree farm but he has lost his Christmas spirit and is desperately looking forward to his upcoming vacation I was counting down the hours until I could escape this Christmas hell for a glorious week in sunny St. Thomas.
With a brother who moved to California, a sister in and out of rehab Mel felt obligated to take over the family farm after his parents were killed when a sleeping driver drove them into a cement overpass support but he is no ...more
Mel Halner is running the family Christmas tree farm in Epiphany, Pennsylvania. Bryce Campion is a millionaire and Mel's former fling/maybe-something-more, who Mel worries he let slip away three years prior. When Bryce is back in town for Mel's BFF's wedding, the two pick up where they left off. This time around, however, the carefree fling turns more serious and the two will have to push aside their fears of vulnerability to obtain their very own HEA.
This one was sexy, smutty, and kind ...more
Melchior Halner runs a Christmas tree farm that has been in his family for generations. This year he is dreading the holiday season and looking forward to getting out of town to St. Thomas for his best friend Tiffany's wedding. He is feeling burdened by the constant farm work and still missing his boyfriend, Bryce Campion, whose job took him out of town after a few intense mo ...more
Although it's filled with graphic gay sex scenes, I found this short story unconvincing. It reads like chick lit, and the narrator’s voice persisted in sounding like a woman to me, no matter how many times he mentioned h ...more
I will say at once what didn't convince me and I think wasn't really explained until the end: Bryce, the owner of Campion Gas company, probably had a personality transplant between his first separation from Mel and their reunion. I get that he didn't want to pressure Mel and he was waiting for him to decide, but it was still a long time.
Anyway, I adored Mel, because I felt for him: stuck in his parents' farm, while his siblings are chasing their lives, he finally has ...more
Overall book rating: 3.5
Audio Book: James de Grassi - 4
Book Cover: 3
This mostly saddened me. Then again, I’m in an emotional mood. So that might have been a factor.
Mel’s life is one sad story to me. Not because of any “BIG” thing. Yes, he lost his parents, but that’s not really it. I just feel as if he is one of those people who got stuck where he never really should have been. And stayed because he tho ...more
I like snarky characters & Mel was pretty snarky. He was also a 'yes' man who put responsibility before his own happiness. Bryce was a bit of a Prince Charming character but he balanced Mel's internal dialogue well. Together they made for a wonderful couple. This story kept me on my toes because I felt like there was some background missing & the author assumed I knew things despite them not actually being stated. Apart from that, it w ...more
A pretty good Christmas story. You will find plenty of sex, there is heaps of it, which overshadowed a promising relationship. It fell flat due to the length and obvious sex instead of more plot and focus on the dynamics between the MC's.
Mel and Bryce had what appeared to be a fling a couple of years before. Mel never forgot Bryce though and it seems Bryce didn't forget Mel either. When Mel's BFF has a wedding snafu that results in a mad scramble to pull of her nuptials at Mel's Christmas tree farm, well all sorts of craziness ensues.
There is family drama with Mel's sister and brother (and his wife), past family tragedy and Mel's feeling of obligation to his family business, his land and h ...more