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Publisher's Summary

A Christmas trifle from Devon/Dee.

The holiday spirit has forsaken Simon Harris. A recent reminder of the man who used and then left him sends lonely Simon on a glum visit to his club to while away a few hours. A breath of fresh air in the form of Christopher Andrews is about to enter his stale life. Performer of many talents and faces, Christopher gained entrée into the club to win money at cards. Unfortunately, he's losing. But the evening needn't be a complete disappointment as he strikes up a friendship with a gentleman which ends in a bedroom. Simon and Christopher enjoy a few hours of pleasure together, never expecting to see each other again, but Simon's newfound resolution to change might just transform both their holidays.

A short story, which includes a brief excerpt. Simon and Christopher's future will appear in our next short: Will and the Valentine Saint.

©2015 Bonnie Dee & Summer Devon (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Charming, I Love Collins Reading This Duo

A charming twist on A Christmas Carol. No one can perform Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee's historicals quite like Cornell Collins. If you're in the mood for a little Christmas spirit (or Christmas in July like I was), Simon and the Christmas Spirit will suit you perfectly.

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Sweet and sexy

Cornell Collins is a pleasure to hear any day of the week, his performance is always on point, and hits every emotional note with accuracy. The story is certainly delightful, Simon is sweet and melancholy with his earnest wish to be loved, and his broken heart is even more saddened by being alone at Christmas. But fate smiles at him when the dashing Christopher appears at his club under the guise of a rich man playing at cards. Both men end up in a place they never expected and with feelings they weren't looking for. It is a sweet romance, with a lot of heat for a novella, and full of happy Christmas feelings.

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Excellent story and narration

I really enjoyed the story in this book as well as the narration. Collins really brought the characters to life with his pacing, voices, and characterization. The authors, as usual, wrote a great story.

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lovely

thoroughly enjoyable bit of holiday happiness.
always enjoy this writing team. another winner.
puts me in the Christmas spirit.

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Very enjoyable holiday romance.

I really enjoyed this short and sweet romance story. Nice retelling of 'A Christmas Carol'. As always Cornell Collins ' performance was superb! Seriously Mr. Collins could make listening to a reading of the world's most boring textbooks engaging. Well done!

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Rather ordinary MM holiday regency

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SIMON GIVES CHRISTMAS TO CHRISTOPHER’S FAMILY

Simon is an aristocrat in the 1840s. Christopher is an actor who is trying to make money to buy the family’s children Christmas presents. They are both gay and find a way to reveal a card cheat and have a tryst in Simon’s club, which Christopher has crashed. This is a cute M/M version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. A lovely story of how life for the gay community was in the 19th century.

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Awesome

Great book, kept my attention all the way to the end, amazing audio delivery, loved it. Will be reading again, every chapter was received amazingly do recommend you give it a read.

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Very sweet, good fun!

A charming short story about found families and Christmas cheer, very well read by a talented performer. The reader created distinct voices for many characters and brought this sweet holiday story to life. A cheerful tale well worth listening to any time of year!

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Sweet Romance

I loved this book and the narrator was wonderful. The story was engaging and much too short.

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Short story of love

Touching story of two men who meet by accident in a gentleman's club and manage to get together and finally the gentleman helps the porrer family and finally he finds it brightens his life, touching story.

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  • Mrs D
  • 12-31-21

🎧 Simon and Christopher 😬

A perfect blend of victoriana, m/m romance and colourful characters. Fine narration by Cornell Collins.