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The Christmas Throwaway
     

The Christmas Throwaway

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by RJ Scott
 

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For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go.

Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.

Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a

Overview

For Zachary Weston Christmas means sleeping on a churchyard bench in the freezing snow with nothing better in his future. Thrown out of his home for being gay, he is left without money or, it seems, anywhere to go.

Until a stranger shows him that some people do give a lot more than a damn.

Ben Hamilton is a rookie cop in his small home town. He finds a young throwaway, fresh from the city, sleeping on a bench in the churchyard on a snowy Christmas Eve. Can he be the one to give Zachary his own Christmas miracle?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045124577
Publisher:
RJ Scott
Publication date:
11/21/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
199,512
File size:
432 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

RJ Scott is the author of the best selling Male/Male romances The Christmas Throwaway, The Heart Of Texas and the Sanctuary Series of books. She writes romances between two strong men and always gives them the happy ever after they deserve.

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The Christmas Throwaway 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story and the author's ability to convey caring and humanity among the characters. I thought the timing in the last 3rd of the book was realistic but awkward for the reader. Despite that, I will re-read this book - my highest praise!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by EmmaRae: Zach's father tried to ¿turn him straight¿, and he didn't do it gently. Ben finds him skittish and hungry sleeping in the snow on a bench. I liked that Zach was a tall guy in this. Though he was gaunt from abuse, he wasn't the stereotypical ¿little guy¿ victim. His character grew up a lot in the book, and the author allowed him to mature before entering into a relationship with his rescuer. I had some problems with this book, but it was still a lovely read. The book is a little too shiny for a story of abuse. The author wrote some great character into Zach, but at times things didn't match up to someone who'd endured years of physical and mental abuse. I was a bit confused because we learn Zach's story in bits and pieces. That's usually fine, but I found myself backing up to check things often. Ben's family is fabulous and really carry the book. I guess the book was short and things had to be glossed over. I liked the family part of this book a great deal more than any relationship between Ben and Zach. They went well together, but the chemistry wasn't there for me. I guess it's hard to build chemistry or sexual tension with an underage victim of abuse. That would have been a huge turn-off. You can have confidence that Zach's character matured before anything happened between him and Ben. The sex is graphic, however without the chemistry the it wasn't as erotic as you might be expecting. I think this story would appeal more to people who read non-erotic fiction if the end was softer. I do like the ending though. The book isn't two months of recovery followed by a torrid affair with a cop. A great foundation is built with a loving home for most of the book, then each chapter jumps forward in time to significant events. All the loose ends are addressed. I love a great family story. In the end, you're left with assurance that Zach will develop into quite the man, and they'll live happily ever after surrounded by friends and family in a picture perfect town. Which is what we all want in fiction, isn't it?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this to be a romantic read I could not put down. I enjoyed how the author introduced us to the main characters, and walked us through their journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great story! Could not put it down. Read the whole thing in one sitting.
John Altman More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book on a whim during the holiday season. I started the book and finished it in a day - an oddity for me. I could simply not put it down. The characters are well developed and the story of such a loving family taking in a gay teen and how one act of kindness can change the lives of all involved. I hope the author revisits these characters in another novel as their lives progress. This book shows that gay people are not just sex starved mindless creatures as often found in this type or genre of writing, but are human beings with hearts, souls, morals, and the ability of selfrestraint. Bravo. to this author for writing such a touching story, portraying gay men in the positive light most actual walk in daily. Can't wait to find another book by this author.
GreenVerde82 More than 1 year ago
This was a very good and highly emotional book. It brought me to the verge of tears a few times. The writer did a excellent job of making the characters believeable. I felt like I was reading a biography a few times...I became very invested in the story. The end kind of went off on a tangent that honestly wasn't neccessary and rather forced. But, if you ignore the last few chapters, it's a very powerful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really cute story and a quick read. It was very enjoyable, even if the ending seemed to wrap up a little too neatly. The author (who lives in England) didn't quite manage to capture the details about Virginia too accurately, but that is easily overlooked.
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MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
You can't ask for a better Christmas story than this.  Strangers doing the right thing for a change.  Letting yourself open your home to the stranger and your heart long enough to learn the true nature of said stranger.  I can't imagine a better story to add to your holiday collection.  Truth be told, I know that this one I'll be rereading next Christmas, if not before.
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