There’s not enough Yuletide spirit in the world to fix this holiday disaster…
Eben Sypeman’s world is falling apart. It’s two days before Yule and his business partner is dead, leaving behind empty accounts and looming bankruptcy. And if that isn’t bad enough, his patron goddess is irritated with him. It seems she’s tired of his tendency to mince words and avoid conflict. She’s insisting—quite forcefully—that he start being totally honest with everyone, including himself. Divinely enforced honesty couldn’t have come at a less opportune time, especially when his clerk’s tall, dark and distractingly handsome son enters the picture.
The last thing on Tim Pratchett’s mind is romance. All the former soldier wants is to fill in for his sick father at work and recover from his war wounds in peace. But there’s something about the grumpy Eben that confounds and entices him in equal measure. Their timing couldn’t be worse. They’re complete opposites. And yet…none of that matters when he’s with Eben.
But if Eben and Tim have any hope of finding their very own happily ever after, they’ll have to survive a dickens of a truth curse and the machinations of a trickster goddess—all while searching for enough yuletide treasure to save them all.
A joyous, relaxing Yule indeed. Bah, humbug.
Title: Yuletide Treasure
Series: Goddess Blessed #3
Author: Eliot Grayson
Publisher: Smoking Teacup Books
Release Date: 11/08/2019
Genre/ Trope/ Theme(s): MM Romance; Alternate History; Wounded Soldier/ handicapable; Mystery
Page Count: 130p.
SteaMMy Swordplay: 3 out of 5⚔
Sharonica-Stars: 4 out of 5✨
GoodReads AVG: 4.32🌟
MMy Thoughts and Review:
What the Dickens is goin’ on at this little import house? One of the partners has died…failed to yield to a runaway cart. Must have been jay walking or maybe tipsy talking and reading texts from the latest Goddesses “R” US journal.
Either way, he’s left his young business partner holding the empty purse strings on their business. Young Eben is frantically trying to find where all the monies have gone and none of the ledgers seem to be matching up. If he doesn’t find the missing money soon be will find himself bankrupt and goddess knows what will come of his elderly parents, or of Pratchett, the company’s clerk, and his family.
Pratchett’s son, Timothy is recently home from the army where he was wounded. Now he walks with a cane and is in pain quite often from nerve damage in his leg. But, Timothy is a strong man in spirit and stature and refuses to stand down when he can help his family.
Timothy goes to Eben to offer services in place of his father, who is sick. The two men do not hit it off very well in spite of their explosive chemistry. It takes an intervening often voyeuristic goddess and a determined soldier to break through the walls around Eben’s heart.
A mystery to find the missing money ensues as Tim and Eben team up to save the business and thus their families.
I have enjoyed this series since book one came out. They are unique in their genre and they pull you gently along as each page turns. To showcase this series as Historical somehow seems wrong to me, but so do a lot of other sub-genres. It’s a MM Romance – Historical – Alternate Universe – Fantasy Series! There, now that’s a little better…maybe?!?😂
No matter how it is classified or categorized, at the end of the day, I think the series is one that would even make Dickens smile.💗
I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review. 💋