Glitter on the Garland by Helen Juliet 3 Stars!
Matt Bartlett and his family have been pulled apart in the last year by his dad’s affair and the subsequent divorce. Now Christmas is looming, and Matt and his sister are expected to play nice and share the holidays with his dad’s new family.
Lucky for Matt, his best friend Aedan Gallagher arrives on his doorstep on Christmas morning, bringing with him a much-needed blast of festive cheer and plenty of sparkle.
As they navigate Matt’s vindictive step-mother and Aedan’s own family trouble, Matt starts to realise that Aedan might be more than just a friend to him. But with everything else threatening to fall apart around them, he’s not sure if he should dare risk taki
This is a nice friends to lovers Christmas romance will warm you up like a cup of hot chocolate. It is angsty in the way of young lives.
Also, the books looks at discovering your sexuality as well as the racism against Irish Travelers. The divorce between one the hero’s parents shapes the story as he moves into adulthood dealing with it.
A lovely tale in many ways.