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Christmas Can Kiss My Dickens

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Bah Humbug!

Tim Cratchit hates everything about Christmas—the gaudy decorations, the sickeningly cheerful music, and the pathetic tradition of exchanging meaningless gifts. Not to mention the lousy memories of holidays passed. When Santa gave other kids Barbie dolls and Tonka trucks, Tim got stuck with a wheelchair. Now, the one thing Tim looks forward to on Christmas is
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Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published November 28th 2017
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Len Evans Jr
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This short story based very loosely on "A Christmas Carol" was incredibly well done. Loved the way the author reworked the characters and the story. It was beautifully written and definitely brought some happy tears. Though short it was complete with a great ending. I really loved it and loved the way Tim(Tiny Tim) was worked into it as one of the MCs and Henry's love interest. Truly a wonderful read! ...more
Christelle
A very quick read of a MM retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
It was cute and well written. But I expected more wit based on the title.
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Amy Spector
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the fine tradition, Hunter Frost gives us an MM retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Being a huge fan of the book—I reread it ever year—all the movies—yeah, even the one with Lionel Barrymore—I was completely on board!

This time with a fully grown, Tiny Tim—wheelchair bound and...well, bitter!

Much like Ebenezer, Tim's world has narrowed down to his work, and his own lonely existence. 

But there’s someone that sees past his prickly—read: asshole—exterior. But it will take more than a
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Megan
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic, mm-bi, arc, holiday
Such an interesting twist with Tiny Tim becoming the grouch and Scrooge on the other side of the haunting. There wasn't really a ton in the way of character development, just some basics that were enough to let us know who these people were and how this story wasn't exactly what we were expecting. That being said, we got to see something pretty sweet developing between Henry and Tim. While I wouldn't say I'm invested in these men and their HEA, I will say that they were interesting and I liked h ...more
Ami
3.5 stars

This is quite a cute twist on Dickens' Christmas Carol with Tim Cratchit acting like Scrooge, complete with his Bah!Humbug attitude. I thought the identity of Tim's godfather was also a smart one. A nice read to start my 2018 year of reading.
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Kathleen Nichols
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book***

This was the first book that I've read by this author but I know that I'll be looking for more from her in the future. The book has an intriguing take on the beloved Dickens tale "A Christmas Carol". The book was a quick and easy read that although a little cliché was told in a cute and heart-warming way. These two men have had hard lives in one way or another and it's left its mark on each of them. I really would have loved to s
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Lisa
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a short fun festive story with a little twist to the original tale.

Tim Cratchit is owner of Marley Lending and seems to have a bit of chip on his shoulder. He is confined to a wheelchair after a childhood illness and has an unhealthy dislike of his staff and people in general. This isn't helped with the fact that the festive season is upon him because he also hates Christmas! He is a genuinely unlikable arse! Henry Scott is hardworking, sociable and caring. He is considered to be one of
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Violet  Marshall
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yes
A brilliant book the writing was amazing. The plot was entertaining and it was steady throughout the book. I found the story and characters captivating. Although it is a short story I read it in one sitting. When I was finished I wanted the story to continue. The characters were well developed and thought out. Tim and Henry are the MC’s of this book. There was humor, a KISS, Tiny Tim, a funeral, personalized gifts, flashbacks, a godfather, a bubble bath, an accident, a hospital and so much more ...more
Kaila
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
this was a sweet telling of this christmas story.. the writing was amazing.. the characters were fun.. and i really enjoyed this. it was short.. it was good.. and it was sweet. i am glad i got to review it
Ro
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really fun twist on a Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim as a Scrooge!
Deirdre
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
A New Twist on an Old Holiday Favorite

What a wonderful parody of the traditional holiday tale by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. It has many of the recognizable characters, their names and situations are similar enough to the original story that the readers feel they are reading an updated version of the Christmas classic with a gay twist. Also a favorite trope of mine are physically challenged individuals. How they cope and how those around them act. Well the man in the wheelchair is a very
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Garth Mailman
Dec 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
The title just captured my warped attention. If you’ve read A Christmas Carol, and who hasn’t, this book provides one possible outcome for Bob Cratchit’s Tiny Tim. Tim is a Scrooge-like character successful in business, a failure at life transferred across the pond to modern day Chicago. A lot is borrowed from Dickens who isn’t around to sue for plagiarism. Tim has multiple dreams as did Scrooge. As an added twist he’s gay.

Since Dickens books were serialized in newspapers they would not have pr
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Darlene
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great Christmas story with a twist to "A Christmas Carol", only Tim is an adult in this scrooge to generous money story. ...more
Nica
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Of the many, varied holiday m/m offerings I read this Christmas, this one was one of my favorites. I loved the cover, I find it very pleasing and well designed, and the title is clever and fun. It is a short story, so it was fairly quick to read through, with a nice, constant pace. It is a cheeky, little twist on the classic Christmas story, where we get to see what Tiny Tim would be like if he were a usurious businessman with a deep contempt for all things Christmas. Even though he has a family ...more
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This is a light M/M reinterpretation of A Christmas Carol, so if you like fairytale retellings, you’ll enjoy this story. I liked the twists on the main characters which set-up the conflict between the heroes, and the disability representation was well done. I thought the writing was straightforward and enjoyable, except for a few scene changes that seemed a little clunky and confusing.

My major issue with the story is the lack of character developm
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Annalies
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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Emilie
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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D
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
This one's like a Christmas cookie: a sweet little nibble that'll leave you hungry for more.

I liked how this mirrored the classic story but also felt like a continuation in a "where are they now?" kind of way. Tiny Tim's all grown up, but life hasn't gotten any better for him. He's turned inward to protect himself, at the cost of shutting out everyone. Henry knows there's more to Tim than meets the eye, though, and and takes it upon himself to try getting Tim into the holiday spirit.

While insta-
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Georgiana
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, reviewed
Did the car hit him? Is this heaven? Or could it be… the other? It was still Christmas

Oh, how I enjoyed this retelling of the famous Dickens Christmas Carol, but with a delightful twist where “Tiny” Tim Cratchit was Scrooge. Henry Scott one of Tim's analysts is just so sweet. I really enjoyed both of them.

Tims godfather Ed shows up shortly after Henry tells Tim just what he thinks of him.

“These presents came from my heart. Do you even have one?” He shook his head, scowling. “If so, I’m sure it’
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Mary Mary
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
* I received an ARC copy in exchange for a honest review *

This is a very short story that retells Dickens' "Christmas carol". Thanks to completely new characters, Tim's disability and romance relationship the story is interesting and enjoyable.

I liked both MCs even though the story was definitely TOO SHORT for some serious character development. The romance part here was sugary sweet and it was kind of insta love on Tim's part but since it was a Xmas story I can forgive that. The only reason for
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Nicoletta
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, a_libreria, arc
I liked this nice, modern twist on Christmas Carol a lot. It's clearly inspired by Dickens' story, but Frost's take on it is different enough to make her book interesting and not obvious. At least not to me.
The writing flows very well and the sometimes abrupt change of scenes tells very well how the main character felt when something unexpected happened.
There's just one aspect that didn't persuade me, like it didn't other reviewers: Tim's feelings for Henry really seem to come out of nowhere. O
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John Charles
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tim Cratchit certainly moved up from a poor little boy using hand made crutches to a thriving businessman albeit in a wheelchair. His hatred for all things Christmas and people has given him a persona worse than Ebenezer Scrooge. He hates and in return is hated, by everyone except a limited few.

One of those few is his loyal employee Henry Scott, who for whatever reason has a crush on his boss. How could anyone have a crush on Cratchit? Frost takes us on Cratchit’s journey of discovery, his real
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Tanja
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This charming Christmas story gives you the best of both worlds. Hunter Frost has written a lovely retelling of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. She takes the well-known elements, gives them some modern and sexy twists, and creates her unique story without losing the magic of the old classic tale.
Tiny Tim is now grown-up Tim and still wheelchair bound. He became what his father never was. And it takes that special someone to have him open his eyes. That love is better than money and power c
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Diane
If you're familiar with 'The Christmas Story' by Charles Dickens you'll recognize some of the names of the characters and a twist on the plot. Since Tiny Tim is now in a wheelchair and very rich (apparently he's taken on the clerk role of his father) there is a bit of role change with who is 'Scrooge' and some of the 'ghosts' who visit him are not what you're expecting.

A fun read that has a HEA.
This is the first book I've read by this author, so I'm looking into some of her other offerings.

I rec
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Valerie
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a modern version of The Christmas Carol. In this story, Tom Cratchit is a successful business man who hates Christmas and is mean to everyone, no matter the season. During a party, he has an encounter with Henry, an employee who wants more than he thinks his boss is willing to give.

I liked the updated story and how although there wasn’t three ghosts to show Tim the way, he needed help to see what was in front of him the entire time. A great update with a sweet love story!
Audrey Pott
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an advanced reader copy of this book for my honest opinion of which I'm under no obligation to do so. My first book by Hunter and certainly won't be my last, this plot was a take on Scrooge I loved it, made me laugh and I enjoyed the loveable supporting characters. I hope that Hunter will continue this story to see how Tim and Henry's relationship develops. Very sweet and sexy. I can honestly say I recommend this book. ...more
Katie Townsend
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas can kiss my Dickens was such a beautiful story I loved it so much

Following Tims story was so amazing I felt like I was their with him every step of the way I laughed and I fell in love with this story

Follow this amazing twist to a Christmas Carol

It is such a beautiful written story and leaves you feeling warm in your heart and in the Christmas spirit

I voluntary reviewed a advanced readers copy of this book
T Paul
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
An interesting take on a classic. This story was pretty cute. The grouchy, old Scrooge wakes up and realizes love is out
there and ready for him. The two are incredibly good together, after all is said and done. Old characters brought to life in a modern day account. A fun holiday reading experience. Henry was just adorable. Very enjoyable.
Dixiecowgirl
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well written and creative look at one of our most beloved Christmas stories. i loved this delightful redo of the traditional Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'!

i really enjoy this author and they did not let me down with this terrific take on this classic story. This will be one that i will look forward to rereading next year!
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Nissy Williams
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i really enjoyed this christmas story. This was the first book I have read by this author. I was so glad that Tim went after Henry. It was a totally sweet short story. I loved it. I would have been better if they had an epilogue. None the less, a well written story. I received an ARC and read it voluntarily for an honest review.
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Hunter lost a bet at a blackjack table and begrudgingly traded temperate Southern California for the sweltering heat of Las Vegas. There she resides with an extremely tolerant husband and two cats named after her favorite beverages, Latte and Java.

When she’s not dreaming of returning to coastal living, Hunter works at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from where she recently received her Master
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