The Christmas Leap: Festive Fakes (Unabridged)
Fake romance shouldn’t feel this real....
Will: I've never been with a man.
Sure, I've thought about it. Wondered. Daydreamed. Imagined. But I wasn't ready to take the leap.
I have a reputation as a "ladies' man". No one has any idea how curious I am about men—not even my openly bi best friend. Make that former best friend. Michael ghosted me, and I have no idea why.
Michael: The man I love is straight.
It hurt like hell when I had to distance myself from Will. I’ve tried desperately to grow up and get over him, but my carefully constructed life just fell apart—and Will rushes to my rescue.
Now we’re pretending to be a couple to impress his boss at a holiday retreat. We’re holding hands and hugging.
We’re sharing a bed.
And Will just kissed me.
Is my best friend falling in love with me after all?
The Christmas Leap by Keira Andrews is a Christmas romance featuring friends to lovers, bi awakening, first times, and of course a happy ending. This stand-alone novel takes place in the same universe as The Christmas Deal.
A Wonderfully Delightful Story & Listen🎧
This is a heartwarming and wonderfully delightful holiday romance, one you can enjoy any time of the year. The story grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it the entire time. The characters are realistic, easy to relate to and connect with, they are easy to care about too. Michael was looking forward to spending his first Christmas with Jared, his live-in boyfriend, left work early to surprise him with their first Christmas tree, but the surprise was on him after overhearing Jared’s conversation and learning how he felt and what his intentions were. So their first Christmas together would never happen and now Michael needs to figure things out, including finding a place to live. Trying to clear his mind, he takes a drive, but since it has not been his luckiest of days, his car dies and the wait for a tow truck is hours long. Going thru his phone, he calls an old friend, Will, one he has been thinking about, thankfully he picks up and says he will go pick him up even though he did not ask him to. I adored these two guys, and it was great to watch them reconnect and rekindle their friendship. Will brought him to his work event and his boss assumes they were a couple and asked Michael to roll with it. These two were great together and for each other, even just as friends, Michael feels more for Will but nothing will happen since Will is straight, or is he? I loved how everything played out in this friends to lovers romance, it is a beautifully plotted story with a perfect balance of drama, humor, heartfelt emotions and steam. Kiera Andrews, thank you for another fabulously enjoyable story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, Kiera Andrews chose the perfect narrator to bring her characters and story to life. Greg Boudreaux is a wonderfully talented narrator and a versatile voice artist. He has a complete understanding of the characters he is portraying and gives each a voice that fits that character’s persona to a tee, accent, and all. I love how he takes each role, runs with it and makes it his own, sounding believable and just as I picture they would sound. You could hear how much heart he puts into his work as he captures the character’s emotions and projects them into his performance. He set the perfect tone for the story, handled the witty dialogue with ease, landing the humor effortlessly. Boudreaux is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another amazing listen.