RJ Scott has a sweet little story in Jesse’s Christmas, a holiday treat about a talented photography with the attitude of Grinch regarding all things Christmas. On assignment from his editor, Jesse is in charming, remote Eden Vale to take some Christmas photos for a client’s online magazine.
Almost immediately, Jesse is knee-deep Christmas with picture-perfect landscapes and the delightful young Gabriel McClurey, the son of Eden Vale’s innkeeper. Scott paints a clear image of Jesse as a man packing a great deal of baggage from a broken relationship. Scott waxes poetic with descriptions of Eden Vale as the little hamlet goes through it’s annual celebrations of the holidays.
It’s impossible not to smile while reading this tale of love lost and found as Jesse and Gabriel struggle (all too briefly) to develop a relationship in a situation that could ultimately be temporary. After all, Jesse is on an assignment for Christmas.
The only shortcoming in Jesse’s Christmas is the brevity of the story. For a small town boy, Gabriel is a little too quick to get involved with Jesse. Still, the writing is good; the flow of the story fine and Jesse’s Christmas gets 3 stars.
Review originally appeared on Blackraven’s Reviews
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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