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A Christmas for Oscar

3.35  ·  Rating details ·  34 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Oscar has never liked the holidays and all the surrounding rigmarole, but that doesn't stop his best friend from dragging him along for her Black Friday shopping spree. The only perk of the day is that he meets Nathan while he's there.

With sparkling blue eyes, curly blond hair, and a smile that won't stop, Nathan is a Christmas elf in the flesh. He even spends his days in
ebook, 46 pages
Published December 19th 2016 by NineStar Press
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2.5 stars

Meh *shrugs*. It started cute enough -- Nathan and his elfish description tickled my fancy. But then there's the "instant connection" and sex galore after second date, and I've never been fan of that kind of plot. Plus Oscar's sudden burst of anger about Christmas and his reasons afterwards was a liiiitle bit thin.
J.C. Long
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect holiday story--touching and warm and made me feel exactly how I want holiday romances to make me feel. Alex Whitehall did a wonderful job creating characters that were instantly relatable--hard to do in a shorter work--and I finished the story really hoping for another glimpse at these wonderful people and their lives.
4.5 stars-Ticks all the boxes for a Christmas short

I really enjoyed this short Christmas story. The characters were interesting and personable. They both had a backstory that provided depth, but it didn't feel like there wasn't enough time to develop their story. I liked how they contrasted but came together as a couple. Oscar's dislike for the holiday was an unique character trait for a holiday centric book, but I liked how the author had it play out. I was a little nervous when I first read th
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

I loved the interactions between Nathan and Oscar as they showed such openness to each other; however Oscar continually held something back until the end. Oscar has been hurt so much by his childhood that he has a lot of trouble separating how his parents behaved with how others celebrate the holiday. Nathan is the perfect counterpart to Oscar and even though Nathan grew up in the foster care system he didn’t hav
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
My first by this author. I was happy the characters fleshed out to more than what one might expect for a shorter story, Nathan's character especially. It made their connection feel more real and made me more invested in their outcome. I was a little disappointed in the final sharing of Oscar's back story; it seemed too tame in the telling compared to his overall reactions at other times. Still, I enjoyed this Christmas tale and was happy Oscar and Nathan got their HEA.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it

4 stars

Oscar hates Christmas.

He hated the mentality of the shoppers, the crowds, the nasty attitudes, everything. The rest of the year he could concede that purchases were a necessary evil. But at Christmas…well, he had his reasons.

The last thing he expects while reluctantly struggling through a sea of Black Friday shoppers to meet and fall for an elf. Or rather for gorgeous, blonde Nathan, a man who loves the holidays so much he dons an elf hat and works
Elaine White
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not for me. Editing issues, an anti-Christmas plot, unlikeable characters. Just not the story or author for me.
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Nicely dressed, good-looking man holding a package. Pine bough border (and title) are the only indicators that this may be a Christmas short story. Font is a nice, clean script, however - while the color blends nicely with the scheme, it fails to stand out in any way. Synopsis sounds enjoyable and slightly scrooge-like.
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Third-person narrative.
Oscar's a financial officer that had a childhood full of reasons to ha
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4-1/2 Stars
Such a wonderful holiday story that will leave you smiling no matter what time of year you read A Christmas for Oscar. I have to admit that if I could meet an elf like Nathan, I too would brave the Black Friday sales. Oscar may not be a Scrooge but he's no Christmas elf either but Nathan brings something into Oscar's life that just may bring the Christmas spirit to life. Another new author for me, which can be scary but I find it to be exciting and Alex Whitehall is a name I'll be che
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