Title: The Christmas Throwaway
Christmas is a time for giving - what do you do when no one gives a damn?
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?
Author: R.J. Scott
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Doctor and the Bad Boy, The Paramedic and the Writer, The Case of the Dragon's Dilemma, The Barman and the Seal
Published by Love Lane Books Source: Purchased for Self
Published: November 29, 2012
Genres: Male Male Romance
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This is one of those books that will grab you right from the beginning. Zach has been thrown away by his family at Christmastime and a very pivotal point in his life. He’s about to turn eighteen. This allows his family to legally turn him away. It’s the fact that he came out to his family as gay and their reaction to that that has him putting as much distance as he can between them. Zach’s young age and minimal funds don’t get him very far. The churchyard where Ben finds him just happens to be far enough.
Ben loves his job as a cop. He’s young and new at his job. He knows that he is meant to help people as an officer. That is how he decides that the only thing to do on Christmas Eve is invite the freezing, hungry, stray man into his home, well his nurturing mother’s home. Here Ben and his mother set out to help the young man in any and all ways possible.
The Christmas Throwaway turned out to be such a touching read. The timing of it was perfect for where Zach came from to where he ended up. This sweet tale follows Zach for a little over two years. The timing allows for him to heal and grow into the man that Ben wants in his life. It also allowed for there not to be a creepy age difference. The romance is sweet and the story is one full of happiness at the end of the journey. I’m so glad I picked this one up.